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original title: The Foreigner
duration: 1h 53min
tags: He won't stop until they all pay.
keywords: justice, terrorism, londonengland, handgun, gun, death, affair, restaurant, catandmouse, femaleterrorist, thrownfromheight, cauterization, comingoutofretirement, glassinface, martialarts, violence, ex
its the cat and mouse chase that hooks you off the movie but the lead actors charm and screen presence is what pulls you back in. some tricks and dreadful actions are shown with a great conviction which keeps you rooting for it till the end even though it has a raw script. This combines the father avenging a daughter and "particular set of skills" aspects of Taken and Deathwish (the original, not the new one which I haven't seen yet) with the considerably better fighting and acting ability of Jackie Chan - and unfortunately some pretty weak writing (which is still better than that of the two aforementioned films it's most like). The action in this movie doesn't disappoint, and Chan is excellent as usual as an actor and physical performer - despite a distinct lack of comedy and poor cinematography that's almost entirely close-ups, making it near impossible to tell exactly what's happening during those great fight scenes. The overall storyline is passable and makes sense, but the narrative progression, the actual storytelling, is very poorly written. The way Chan's character decides to latch onto Brosnan's is full of holes at best, and makes him seem like a destructive loose canon until about 2/3 of the way through the movie. I almost quit watching part way through act 2 except I had faith that Chan wouldn't play a villain. They also should have revealed his background much earlier in the film because that's pretty confusing until almost the end too. Brosnan seems to be phoning it in the whole time, which is kind of unusual for him. Maybe he's not used to playing villains and wasn't sure what to do so he turned wooden. My biggest gripe is basically how bumblingly Chan's character proceeds despite his background and some level of flickering cunning though. Most especially the final showdown wherein he walks into a closed space that might as well be a trap and wins only after taking quite an unnecessary beating himself. Granted, that fight scene is very entertaining, but it does make me question the intelligence of the protagonist to get himself stuck like that. Whatever action Bond, Zorro and