The first time I saw the trailer for this most ridiculously awesome film, I was 1) so excited for a new Colin Firth movie, 2) completely intrigued by seeing him in an action film, and 3) highly curious about this interesting array of cast. It’s one thing to have a good British ensemble, but another to throw Samuel L. Jackson into the mix—who, I might add, made quite the hilarious villain.
Well, I was thoroughly entertained--it starts out with a bang and ends with a bang. Who doesn’t love a show of sharp suits, fine shoes, an assortment of nifty and discreet weapons, and a fantastic arrangement of explosions? Not to mention, the classic English gentleman, bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks who learns to become a gentleman, and a mix of very cool and outrageous fight scenes. The way some of the gore and action scenes were executed, I was reminded a bit of Quentin Tarantino.
It’s a different kind of action movie and there was a bit of a satirical message about society’s current state, which the filmmaker’s relayed through Richmond Valentine's (Samuel L. Jackson) evil plot to kill off most of humanity. Another thing I enjoyed about this film is the various twists. So, I urge you to go see Colin Firth in action, and allow yourself a fun escape into an action-filled movie full of thrills and a good laugh.
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