There were so many good aspects to be played with here. #theforeigner I mean elements that could've mindfucked you- like the Departed level aspects.But they didn't use the balls they had embedded in the script that were waiting to be mined. (#DenzelWashington's reboot of #theEqualizer does a similar softshoe when it came to their bad guy (and one of my favorite character actors #martoncsokas ) but Denzel was so... Him that he made up for it. I wanted Csokas to fn lose it, man! He was scary...but we're talkingabout fn Borias! Yorgy! His sadism was so refined here-) In this, even that moment of "omg they're actual black people in positions of power in London?" marvel aside( and surely that was mr. Chan's nod#thankyou)...the weirdness of presenting IRA as numbingly jumpy over bombs just never left. It could've been played akin to gangbangers behind scared of guns satire, but it instead just felt overlooked. & The guy who was #theguy told on himself As the guy in the old-school meeting and the camera only panned his profile twice.
The head Brit cop played his part with the right amount of elegant menace, but the wife's part turning out to be what it was- that could've been some Shakespearean insanity from the get-go but by not taking That chance when she was on earlier, when she goes where she goes it doesn't feel like a revelation, or...it feels like there was a revelation to give her carac meat but they didn't think to look all the way back at her intro and adjust fwd. The words to do it were partially there...but to be That lit that Carac couldn't be a slow burn in a tale.
I guess...with Jackie Chan going up against latterday IRA Caracs I was hoping for what he does so well -which he gave- going up against some latter day parkour shit...that still gets its ass handed to it-#itismrchan- but could've been interesting. Or at least have the old school guys Be semi retired, yet quickly and surprisingly egged back into old school brutality, like Bronson finally gives a smidgen of facing off with his old mate. 4x he's running circles was used
I liked it. But I only talked to the screen twice lol and one time was why are they so fn jumpy over bombs?