Friday, 23 November 2012

Box Office: A lot of shooting and crime scene clean-up

Today we review two crime drama films, which star some of Hollywood’s big guns. From these two films one can expect a lot of shooting and cop chasing.

The Freelancers

Director: Jessy Terrero

Cast: Curtis “50 cent” Jackson, Robert De Niro and Forest Whitaker

Running Time: 96 minutes

After watching a trailer of this film my expectation of The Freelancers performing well in the box office were high, but off course not as high as blockbusters such as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn or James Bond: Skyfall. Starring the likes of Robert De Niro, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Forest Whitaker this film revolves around the son (50 cent) of slain NYPD Officer joining the police academy. After graduating the son becomes part of Captain Joe Sarcone (De Niro) rogue task team.  The task team is tasked with sorting the mess of the streets of New York.

The Cold Light of Day

Director: Mabrouk El Mechri

Cast: Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver and Henry Cavill

Running Time: 93 minutes

In this film we see Bruce Willis play a role of a spy who’s on a mission to find an ultra-secret document that everyone is after. The messy film starts with Willis’ family sailing along the Spanish coast, where they are abducted and now have to find a solution of getting out of trouble. If you’re a fan of crime drama’s from this offering expect well staged settings and a cool car chase, but I doubt after watching this movie you will talk about it to your colleagues or peers, as it’s a dull and messy film. With Skyfall opening next week The Cold Light of Day will struggle for eyes.

Ashley Mokwena

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