Brimstone (2016)

Do you know what happen when you mix together first terminator movie, the witch (2015) and the western style? I am just kidding but elements from those movies are really visible in Brimstone.

Unstoppable antagonist that is chasing our main female star portrayed by Dakota Fanning. She can’t escape her past no matter where she goes. This movie also includes several “fucked up” scenes most of them contains “religion fanaticism” and of course lots of blood and explicit, disturbing scenes.

Brimstone is split into four parts, it all starts in reverse order heading right toward finale part that is set in “future”. I don’t believe this odd segmentation was really necessary and justified, you could tell the same story using normal order and everybody would be much happier.

When you look at the full cast you’ll definitely notice two names from Game of Thrones,  Carice van Houten and Kit Harington, Kit play just insignificant man but Carice’s character has some importance and impact.

It’s not really a western it just happen to be in that environment, it’s more like a thriller with a drop of mystery that will try to shock you and most likely it’ll succeed.

★★★★

 

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xXx: The Return of Xander Cage (2017)

Wasted opportunity to revive this “dirty james bond” series.

It froze in time. They tried something that could maybe work 15 years ago but for today’s standards it’s way too low. Awful screenplay that could be easily written by a 8 years old kid doesn’t really help too. 100 times seen cliches with fast video editing and absolutely useless cgi sequences. You have Tony Jaa and Donnie Yan, why would you ever need to use bloody CGI.

It’s a shame when you manage to have stars like Tony Jaa and Donnie Yan but you can’t unleash your imagination. As a result of that there are truly no epic fight scenes. Just ordinary stuff like crappy dialogues and world where everyboy can withstand direct impact from RPG or hit by car at full speed.

Nevertheless it had a few cool moments (and plenty of the cringe, not cool at all moments)if you are looking for some action movie to pass few hours, you found one.