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…
Everything about this is so bad. For details, see other reviews. I'm not wasting anymore time on this film.
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.
It's typical action-plot when a family got abducted and left one of the kid, that left-behind kid will figure it out what's happening and save the world.
I do like the idea and the presentation of this character who really wants to figure it out of what's happening but I felt so lost with only him that really matters while the villain's part, though they're kind of challenging but so random without any right conclusion. I almost thought if this movie tried to be like Bourne kind of thing.
The Cold Light of Day is an action thriller that serves up well, not that much in all truth. With some slightly rousing action and most of the OK acting coming from those who are minor and I mean minor characters, there aren't many points I can think of when trying to compliment this movie. In this I will explain why this is just simply not good and although I find some movies much worse than this I did think this to be just about bad, and here below is why I felt that way about it.
The story is pretty silly at times and although starts in a promising way just starts to fade and fade and barely hangs…
The only reason I enjoyed this movie:
Sigourney Weaver and her badass villainess-ness.
But that's just me.
Unless you really wanna see what evil CIA-Ripley would be like ...
no recommendation here!
Just...silly. And bad.
Bruce Willis e Sigourney Weaver estão péssimos nesse filme péssimo cuja única razão de existir é: Henry Cavill sem camisa (uma bela razão, convenhamos).
That was such a bad film it would have been 100x better if it was done from sigourney's point of view so she could have more screen time and also I don't like men I want badass ladies on my screen at all times
The Cold Light of Day isn't one of the worst films I've seen, but it's bland, boring, forgettable and far from good. The films setup immediately drops you into the lives of dull characters and fails at making them attachable, Henry Cavill spends a lot of screen time yelling like a teenager, Bruce Willis is wasted, the cinematography is bland, the action is stale, characters are uninteresting, dialogue is dry and the plot is your cliched pursuit-of-a-briefcase spy story. Seriously, all that chaos over an object in which we're never told whatsoever what's inside of it?
A few inconsistencies, but a good, entertaining flick. And all the Henry Cavill-ness, of course. Yum.
This list will be of no real interest to anybody else but it helps me keep an easier track of…
The worst films I've seen that were released in 2012 in ranking order. All are 1 1/2 stars or lower.