Relativity Media, Bord Scannan na hEireann / Irish Film Board,
Gina Carano, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Bill Paxton, Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderas, Michael Douglas, Mathieu Kassovitz, Michael Angarano, Anthony Brandon Wong
Mallory Kane (GIna Corano) is a bad assed black ops agent who’s due for a break, but is suddenly sent to Dublin on a top secret mission to bring back an enemy agent. When she arrives, she’s upset to think that they sent her out to play eye candy for another agent just to distract their target, but instead she’s been betrayed and setup up, and her life is practically worth nothing. Someone inside the agency has set her up, and it takes all her skills to get away. But later she has to track down who set her up and why.
This is a bit of a ho-hum action film in my opinion. I’ve seen a lot similar to this, so it’s not really original. The last half hour of the film is actually the best as she returns home to her father (Michael Douglas) for help and finds an unwelcome welcoming. With Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Bill Paxton, Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderas, and Michael Douglas, and directed by Stepven Soderbergh, it ought to be unbelievable, but if it was, it was in a bad way. No one has a very big par, and mostly it’s either contrived “Jackie Chan style” jumping off buildings and extreme chases, or huge fight scenes. Essentially, they just gave Gina Carano a huge all star cast, and set her off to beat the crap out of the cast, one by one. The story is non-existent, and I think it’s supposed to be that way, sort of like “Kill Bill” with all action and no story, but I just didn’t feel there was enough for me to highly recommend this one. If you’re a fan of tough girl films, then this gal is pretty tough, but I’m not a fan of the WWF which it appears that this film emulated.
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