Just what it says on the tin: a rough ranking of 2012 commercial film releases in the US (market for…
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.
Even with the horrifically low expectations, this still ended up as a pile of shit.
A bland as fuck Henry Caville, another phoned-in performance from Willis and a plot so generic that you know how it's going to end 20 minutes in.
Also, Caville's acting in the bus scene is some of the worst scenes of film I have ever seen.
I am not surprised this was £1.50 on Blu-ray at CEX.
Blu-ray picture 8/10
Sigourney Weaver, coitada, deve ter muitas contas pra pagar!
Bruce Willis should really have known better than this. Sigourney Weaver deserves better than this. As an audience we deserve better than this. Boy was this shit. A complex and stupid plot revolves around a C.I.A. agent and his kidnapped family in Spain. Henry Cavill is the unwitting pawn in a larger conspiracy that reeks of a half finished script that doesn't know where it wants to go and why. Willis is fleeting in his role and Weaver is a cliche of a trouser-suited power dresser. As menacing as a shop-a-holic in the January sales Weaver loses all credibility in a role she should have passed on. A series of chase sequence after chase sequence this crap has no direction and little imagination. Awful,awful,awful this is one to avoid.
Hours after watching it, I still could not come up with a single reason as to why The Cold Light of Day exists. The screenwriters, director and cast must have all wanted to visit Spain and the film is pretty-much nothing more than an extended chase sequence. It just isn't good and why was money spent on it?
Henry Cavill (Man of Steel)is Will Shaw, an on-the-go, stressed businessman who reluctantly meets up with his family on a yacht for a Spanish sailing tour (Bruce Willis [Die Hard] and Caroline Goodall [Schindler's List] play his parents) but his constant cell-phone distractions -- which sound important -- keep him from enjoying his time with his family.
When his father has had…
Unfortunately Bruce Willis isn't around enough to support Henry Cavill in this action thriller. It could have been better with more of his presence, but instead it's very average and lacks any big action/decent plot twists.
excitement without reason.
it's like a fun run for midgets who want to jump on trampolines.
This 2012 American/Spanish action film is directed by Mabrouk El Mechri and stars Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver.
San Francisco advisor Will Shaw (Cavill) arrives in Spain for a break with his family. Attempting to form a stronger bond with his father Martin (Willis) who is always working away and never keeps good contact, the family suffer a few bumps along the way during their boating holiday. As Will stocks up on supplies from the mainland, he returns to find the boat missing and his family gone.
Seeking the help of the police, he returns to the location of where the boat was last seen to be met by a mysterious gun-toting man named Zahir (Roschdy Zem) who…
One man bumbles his way across Spain for... Reasons.
Gave up towards the end. Think we can now officially class Willis as a hack, and Weaver either has a lot of bills to pay or a crippling cocaine addiction to fund.
This movie should have been called the cold pointless action flick. The story is about On a mission to recover his family after they are kidnapped while on vacation in Spain, a man uncovers a sinister conspiracy. okay this is so far the worst movie of 2012 I mean the acting is horrible and writing is forgettable.
Típico filme onde pessoas comuns se tornam super agentes e empunham revólvers de munição infinita.
Devem ter pago um bom cachê para tantos atores conhecidos embarcarem nessa.
Yet another film about a regular guy caught in an intergovernmental, international espionage game, except I couldn't care less about his struggle. I was expecting at least an enjoyable performance with Hollywood heavyweights Sigourney Weaver and Bruce Willis but even they did not deliver on acting.
In my opinion, don't waste your time unless you just want to waste your time being annoyed and not being surprised by (or caring about for that matter) any of the"twists," then check this out.
Bruce Willis once swore that he would never act in a movie where his character had to …. well, Armageddon kinda changed that, but his role here still comes as something of a shock. Weaver, on the other hand is right in her element. Lots of nail-biting and cringe-worthy moments. And what the heck was in that briefcase? Hmmm….
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