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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!
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.
Be prepared for a lot of "Why the fuck?" and "What the hell" moments.
The Cold Light Of Day (2012)
Bruce Willis doesn't stick around long enough to make good action.
Run of the mill thriller with too much shooting and running around,
This film is all about luggage.
Henry Cavill arrives in Spain for holiday having lost his suitcase whereupon he becomes embroiled in an dispute between a bunch of different secret service agents battling over a mysterious suitcase.
Sadly, for the makers of this nonsense, a film about where Cavill's Bermuda shorts and suntan had actually ended would've been more interesting than this tosh.
Good storyline. Very interesting camera angles.
About as fresh as mouldy cheese.
Before Superman, Henry Cavill was handed this dud of a movie as his big break. There's some bleary nonsense about his movie dad (Bruce Willis) being a CIA agent leaving Cavill's failed Wall Street consultant (via a naturally preposterous set of circumstances) to almost single handedly outwit the CIA (Sigourney Weaver channelling Cruella DeVille) and Mossad among others, and rescue his family.
The end result is about as thrilling as a double geometry lesson on a Tuesday afternoon and as poor a showcase for the then future Superman as it's possible to imagine, defying all logic 'largely by forgoing it entirely.
A relentlessly pedestrian movie that expends a lot of effort in going nowhere.
You remember that film Abduction with Taylor Lautner as an action hero spy in Pennsylvania? Well this is that, but worse because it's Henry Cavill as a cartoon punching bag with the aiming skill of a Stormtrooper in Spain. That's right, I hated a film starring the man who would be the Man of Steel more than the spy movie that starred Jacob from the Twilight movies. That's how fucking incompetently awful this film is...
At first you think it's going to either be Taken because the hero's family is taken in a European country, but then you think it's going to be like Bourne because it's a spy thriller in a European country, and there's vague political intrigue. But…
Seemed a lot longer than 82 minutes. But Madrid is nice.
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…
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