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.
Sigourney Weaver, coitada, deve ter muitas contas pra pagar!
Be prepared for a lot of "Why the fuck?" and "What the hell" moments.
It has the stars; it has the exotic European locale; it has the CIA; it has a MacGuffin briefcase.
All that considered, The Cold Light Of Day is the very button of mediocrity.
It's an increasingly familiar situation whereby a film strives so hard to be considered merely perfunctory. Its goal is, seemingly, to be average.
No standout action scenes; no standout performances; no standout plot. Just a checklist of escape scenes and car chases against a vaguely unfamilar backdrop.
The Boring Identity.
Meh. Even Bruce Willis knew this wasn't going to be a good movie and decided to get his character killed after about 20 minutes. In reality it felt like 4 hours.
So Bruce Willis dies half an hour into the movie and I have to deal with Sigourny Weaver for all of it. Damn it!
Very uninspired film from Mabrouk El Mechri who Directed the great JCVD.
Mabrouk El Mechri is really the only saving grace here. He still manages to pull off some great shots throughout the film and attempts at giving this stale plot a little excitement. But there was only so much he could do behind the camera.
Cavill fails in the leading role here. As much emotion as this character was going through Cavill does not come close to portraying that emotion properly.
Willis is barely anything in this. Some good subtle moments on the boat in the beginning of the film. That's about it.
Weaver wasn't anything special. A real waste of her playing a baddie.
Echegui added nothing to this either.
The script is so weak basically. There's nothing interesting about this story, it's characters or it's sequences.
Overall a real step down for Mabrouk El Mechri after the wonderful exhibition of talent he displayed with JCVD.
Ilyen szereposztás mellett, sokkal jobbra számítottam, mint amit kaptam.
Az akciók nagy része sötétben játszódik, ami az egészet szinte élvezhetetlené teszi. Ahhoz képest, milyen színészek fordultak meg a filmben, roppant gyengén muzsikáltak és a történet is elég pocsékul lett kivitelezve.
Hát mit ne mondjak, szomorú...
The one thing I thought the entire movie, "Bruce Willis probably got paid way too much for this one."
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Damn why'd she have to be his sister.
At only an hour and 33 minutes this really seemed to drag on a lot long that it should have. Killed the best character within the first 20 minutes. Disappointing for sure.
I am, of course, a huge fan of Henry Cavill (who wouldn't be?), yet I don't think he's yet made a good movie, one I've been able to enjoy without reservations. It's not that this film is bad, it's that this film is so by the numbers, so rote, so average that it's not very memorable at all. It's quite dull. Sad. I keep hoping for better.
Henry Cavill is so goodlooking I wanted to watch this for him, but I just found it very hard to believe that a grown man wouldn't know his dad was a CIA agent. Random decisions kept being made all over the place in this pic. The chase scenes were exciting, but it was all a bit torturous.
And the ending was pretty blah. I've seen better.
Entertaining pursuit movie with a lot of unanswered questions on how the script is developing. If you expect a Bruce Willis action movie you'll be disappointed because he leaves the scene rather early. His less experienced son takes this role over and does this from an acting point of view reasonably. Sigourney Weaver plays the bad guy and does this well.
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