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original title: Survivor
duration: 1h 36min
tags: From the Producers of Olympus Has Fallen and the Director of V for Vendetta
keywords: cigarettelighter, terrorist, ontherun, bureauofdiplomaticsecurity, diplomaticsecurityservice, diplomaticsecurity, handgrenade, orphan, truck, doctor, microscope, showdown, laboratory, flightattendant,
Pierce Brosnan has definitely been hit and miss since his James Bond days but I still really like the guy. His brooding and mysterious "watchmaker" could have used a lot more depth in the film but he still plays a stone cold killer very well and believable. I can't say he has a lot of charisma in the film but then his character isn't exactly meant to have a whole lot of personality. Milla Jovovich shows a softer side than her usual action roles. She's still tough and smart but when the pressure is on, she shows a more deer-in-the-headlights look to her which is new. Her and Brosnan are good opposite each other and with better direction could have been great. Jovovich plays her role well enough but its not her best. I have always really liked Dylan McDermott and he tends to be the character actor rather than the lead and he is in this as well but I still felt he was underused. I was expecting something more to happen with his character but nothing ever really does. Still he plays his role decently. The film lacks a definitive villain outside of Brosnan but Robert Forster and Emil Balan play good but small roles.
James McTeigue started his directing career on a huge high note when he directed the very smart V For Vendetta and he's worked second string on a lot of projects but Survivor doesn't seem to be a film that he's put a whole lot of heart into. Usually action films (especially spy movies) that take place in Europe all the way to Times Square would be visually stunning with all kinds of stunts and cinematography but this one just sort of plays it safe. It kind of reminds me of a better than average "Made For TV" movie with two decent stars in it. Its still entertaining and I didn't mind watching it but it wouldn't be anything I would add to my collection, watch again or even remember a lot about. If you're a big fan of either Brosnan or Jovovich then check it out because you'll enjoy it but keep those expectations low because this is a definite mid-level entry in their film careers. 7/10 I was expecting too low from this movie because it's ratings and reviews weren't colorful. But I developed a different perception after watching the movie. It's worth the time at-least.
I dislike how countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and other Islamic countries are portrayed in cinemas. Can't Americans, Europeans Mongols or Aryans be terrorist? Big head movie makers- knowingly- unknowingly- around the globe are promoting that Islam oriented citizens are dangerous. I don't understand, are we trying to shape a culture here?
This is not just about this movie, instead, I hate it every time when one offends or accuses the other no matter in what direction it flows.
If I keep aside those feeling, I will have to state that I liked all other aspects of this movie. But maybe bonding a little more between the viewer and Abbott (Milla Jovovich) would have had made the movie even better. Director James McTeigue frequently collaborates with the visionary Wachowski siblings, and he directed V for Vendetta. How the man who blew up Parliament in such memorably spectacular fashion can