Filled with profanity, slick editing, great action and amazing stunts, this film is full of laughs and a fun background score.
You have all the ingredients: con woman, hit man, bodyguard, villain, evil plan, the cops and some surprises along the way.
What you don’t have is any expectation on what will happen next, which results in a crazy ride!
Watch Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek, Samuel L. Jackson, Antonio Banderas and Morgan Freeman in very different avatars!
Director Daniel Espinosa packs a thrilling movie into a lesson devoid of science and logic on board a space station. We get a customary opening scene to set up jargon used in missions, which quickly escalate go ‘what the hell is going on here?!’
We thought the same thing! What is going on? The crew and their standard protocol are completely at ends. From a lazy writing point of view, we could argue how would the film continue if it were not for the lapses? But we expect better and tighter writing, with a logical progression.
It gets points for the thrills and the cast, all of whom have atleast one terrifying moment, if not more. Other than that we have a film which systematically breaks its own rules.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson do an average job, supported by the rest. It’s the cast that will pull it through, not the content.