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Movie Review written by Jon Patch with 2 out of 4 paws Those Who Wish Me Dead New Line Cinema, BRON Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance and Film Rites present an R rated, 100-minute, Action, Drama, Thriller, directed by Taylor Sheridan, written by Michael Koryta and Charles Leavitt with a theater release date of May 14, 2021.
Hannah (Angelina Jolie) is a member of the Montana Fire Fighters and after experiencing a traumatic event during a large out of control fire she continues to be haunted by the memories of lives lost. Pushing forward her boss puts her on tower watch to try and come together with her emotions that is until she meets Connor (Finn Little) running afraid and bloodied through the wilderness. Connor just witnessed the assassination of his father (Jake Weber) and now the two assassins are out to kill Connor before he reaches authorities with secrets that his father gave to him pertaining to crooked government officials. Joined with Hannah both she and Connor are not only running from the bad guys but also a huge forest fire that the two men set in order to cause a distraction. With the help of Sheriff Ethan (Jon Bernthal) and his 6-month pregnant kick ass wife Allison (Medina Senghore) they and Hannah and Connor are all in to try and defeat the assassins Jack (Aidan Gillen) and Patrick (Nicholas Hoult) before it’s too late. I enjoyed the film but must say it lacked in writing. The first half hour is a bit of a snooze set-up leaving the audience wanting more action. Grant it they set up the plot in the beginning but due to so many holes in the script we never quite understand why the assassins are chasing after Owen and his son Connor. It’s like the secret was kept a secret even when the story ended. The fire scenes were pretty awesome but I did not think a forest fire could move so fast like it had a mind of its own. Great cinematography and a good score help the film but I just feel like the writers forgot to close loose ties. Jolie kicks butt once again and does well doing so, she still has the action profile that works well for her. Connor who happens to be a friend of my talk show Talkin’ Pets was superb and not because he spent time on air with me live from Australia but because this kid can really act. All the other supporting actors do well with their roles but it truly is Senghore that helped breathe some life into the otherwise so-so story. Thankfully the horse did not get harmed in this film but than again who really knows, like some of the other situations in the story some just disappeared with no explanation other than your own assumptions.
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