My wife asked me to make this list. It'll take awhile but here goes.
The Cold Light of Day
Be careful who you trust.
A young American (Cavill) uncovers a conspiracy during his attempt to save his family, who were kidnapped while on vacation in Spain.
[INSERT GENERICALLY HANDSOME LEAD HERE]
'Oh no I'm on the run and my family has been kidnapped'
[INSERT SILLY PLOT TWIST HERE FOLLOWED BY POINTLESS CAR CHASE]
'Oh no, this silly plot twist has really left me alone now. And I'm being chased by the villain who was already revealed in the poster and the trailer. Where should I go?'
[INSERT CONVENIENTLY HANDSOME ACTRESS HERE FOLLOWED BY POINTLESS CAR CHASE]
'Oh no I'm being shot at by magical bullets that can't seem to hit me and I've fallen off buildings and stuff but I'm just an average Joe. I'm still running faster than trained professionals and kicking their asses though.'
[INSERT SILLY PLOT TWIST HERE FOLLOWED BY POINTLESS CAR CHASE]…
Superman and John McClane in the same action film - It can’t fail, right? WRONG! The Cold Light of Day is a paint by numbers action thriller with hints of Bourne and Hitchcock but without the mastery of either. Here we are supposed to believe a broker, albeit one with a chiseled body and model good looks, can outsmart and outfight a gang of CIA agents. Sadly this is easier to believe than the idea that Henry Cavill is the next big thing in action films. Having sat through a number of his movies I have yet to see any great acting talent or hint of natural charisma.
The film has plenty of chases (be they on foot or in…
This film should never have seen the cold light of day.
Armed with my cinema pass, too much free time, and the fact I'd already seen everything else at the cinema I went to go see this film, not even having ever heard of it. I still have no idea what it was about, but I know one thing... it needed more Bruce Willis.
Sigourney Weaver, coitada, deve ter muitas contas pra pagar!
Νεαρός Αμερικάνος πηγαίνει στην όμορφη καλοκαιρινή Ισπανία για ολιγοήμερες διακοπές με την οικογένεια του που ζει εκεί,αυτή όμως πέφτει θύμα απαγωγής για τον απλούστατο λόγο πως ο πατέρας του είναι στην πραγματικότητα πράκτορας της CIA και έχει μπλέξει σε κάτι πολύ μεγάλο,οπότε πρέπει να δράσει άμεσα. Χιτσκοκικού ύφους κατασκοπευτικό θρίλερ το οποίο θα κάνει το μακαρίτη Χιτς να στριφογυρίζει στον τάφο του.Ο Cavill δίνει μια ερμηνεία επιπέδου Γκρέκα Φιλμ Λεφάκης,ο Bruce Willis μάλλον το είδε σαν μια καλή ευκαιρία για τσαμπέ διακοπές στην Ισπανία,η δε εμφάνιση για μισό λεπτό του Colm Meaney στο τέλος μυρίζει προάγγελος σίκουελ(άμα γίνει κι αυτό...).Εκτός αν έτρωγε παέγια εκεί διπλά,είδε κάμερες,κόσμο,κακό και είπε να περάσει μια βόλτα.
By-the-numbers thriller that is clearly being sponsored by the Madrid tourist board.
Mediocre film. Me, personally I have just about had enough of the Bruce Willis smugness. He was in the movie 20 minutes. He is not a headliner.
I pretty much hate every little single thing about this film. From the anonymous, moronic title to the "every day normal guy"-protagonist who just so happens to be portrayed by a Henry "Superman" Cavill with his heroic jaw-line, chiseled body and model-good looks. Bruce Willis could just not care less about being in this film; he's just an irritabel asshole. Come to think of it, maybe the footage of him is just his own home video. The craftsmanship on display here is inept to put it mildly, the action is unrealistic to a point of hilarity (even though is wants to be Bourne Ultimatum so, so much), and the story is completely idiotic. Steer clear.
It's sad upon seeing Bruce Willis ending up having the majority of his recent films going the Straight-To-VOD/DVD/Blu Ray route,with the majority of them being sheer celluloid garbage as in the case of this ridiculous Mabrouk El Mechri(JCVD,VIRGIL) directed actioner that has Henry Cavill reunting with his parent and brother(and new wife) on their Spain vacation,only to be caught up in international intrigue when a sinister rogue agent(Sigourney Weaver[ALIEN,WORKING GIRL]) uses Willis to steal a military secrets containing briefcase from a group of heavily armed military Israeli thugs,which results in Willis being set up and killed by Weaver's hitmen,Cavill's family kidnapped by the Israeli thugs,and Cavil on the run from the thugs,Weaver's hitmen,and the corrupt(and bought) Spanish police and the…
Why was this film made? No idea. It was even made worse by the German dubbing...
Sigourney what happened to you?
"Das macht mich ganz krank." - Jean Carrack (Sigourney Weaver)
After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.
Lacklustre espionage thriller doesn't miss a cliche in the book; the star cast aren't challenged in any way, and one wonders if they really understood what it was all about.
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