Usually before I watch a film I’m about to review I’ll always read up about it. I’ll check out the plotline, possible spoilers and other reviews to try to gage the overall opinion. However I decided not to with this film!
Directed by Steven Soderbergh, this action thriller follows Mallory Kane (Gina Carano) a black ops ‘super soldier’ as she and her team rescue a hostage. During this operation she’s betrayed by someone close to her and to say she’s pissed off is an understatement. Revenge is a dish best served cold, and boy does she serve it!
The film is sometimes a little confused and hard to follow but it has so many things that make it amazing! The fight scenes are brutal, fast and believable and Carano really kicks ass! Michael Fassbender is charming and mysterious but unfortunately not in it for long and finally…. Channing Tatum. I do not need to say anything apart from eye candy!
The one thing that did annoy me is the choice of Ewan McGregor as the ‘bad guy’ Kenneth. It just doesn’t work for me and it isn’t a believable character. In my opinion it would have worked better if McGregor and Fassbender had switched roles.
All in all a really good film that I wasn’t expecting to like very much. It’ll have you on the edge of your seats and wanting to learn MMA so you can kick ass like Carano does!