Spy shit. Professional but gloomy-like. Mysterious. They reveal things one thing at a time. The IMDB movie description feels as vague as the movie does:
Follows Nicolas Shaw, a retired U.S. special operative who becomes part of an elite "invisible" team that quietly takes out the worst villains around the world.
It's got some refreshing bits, like the snow, like the countryside, like thoroughly professional action sequences when they do occur, but as it turns out it's just not one of those movies you'll remember.
I honestly had to skim through the movie once more - two days after watching - to remember what I was reviewing.
It comes back to me now, though. Small moments of surprising genius or clean-cut mercilessness. And stupid details, like the main character shooting two holes in the water basin after the torture - like it wouldn't be both quicker and more economic (he might need that basin again) to just loosen the rope?
I don't know if me forgetting this movie so quick is a testament to the movie not being that memorable or just to my memory - at least currently - being terrible, but it does feel like a movie that won't stick. The greenhouse scene might. Overall though? Don't think so.
It feels both surprisingly professional and surprisingly not. Messy in a clean-cut way.
They could've scripted it a bit better; they could've concluded a bit better too.
rated 3/5: not bad