Survivor movie full length review - Disappointing! 3/10
Review: This is another movie that I was looking forward to see, mainly because Pierce Brosnan was in it but it really wasn't that great.
I wasn't that impressed with Jovovich's acting and the storyline became a mess after a while. The whole movie is based in London and Milla Jovovich plays Kate Abbott, whose a State Department agent, working in the American embassy. At the beginning of the movie there is a high profile meeting about them looking out for terrorist whilst handing out visas and while Kate is on the front desk, she comes across a suspect individual, so she calls the superior officer, Bill (Robert Forster) who gives him the visa without any questions. Kate isn't happy with his decision, so she does some digging, against the embassies policies and she finds out that he has links to other dodgy individuals who were also given visas with ease. After a while, her life is in danger because of her interference and she becomes the prime suspect for various bombings and murders caused by a hit-man, Nash (Pierce Brosnan), who has been hired to take her out. Whilst she is on the run from more or less everyone, she can only trust her fellow agent Sam (Dylan McDermott) and a lady on the switchboard at the agency, Sally (Frances de la Tour), who believes that she is innocent. She's also racing against time because she has to stop the terrorists from causing a major disaster on New Years Eve. Basically, the woman is on the run from everyone whilst trying to clear her name and prove her innocence. It amazed me how quick everyone turned on there fellow agent, without questioning if she was actually innocent. I did find Pierce Brosnan's performance quite stiff and unemotional but he was playing a ruthless hit-man so he could only do what was asked from him, from the director. I did get a bit fed up with her constant running but it did give the film a sense of intensity which made the film watchable. I just struggled to take Milla Jovovich seriously because of her weird style of acting and ability to dodge bullets. In all, it's an average movie which looks pretty cheap in places but it's intense throughout. Average!
Round-Up: Milla Jovovich, 39, made her movie debut in 1991 in a movie called Return to the Blue Lagoon and since then, she has starred in some big movies like the Fifth Element, Chaplin, He Got Game, Joan of Arc, Zoolander, Resident Evil franchise and the awful Ultraviolet. I'm not quite sure about her acting because I don't find her that convincing in dramatic roles but she's quite good when it comes to action movies. She's been able to curve her Russian accent as her acting career progresses and the highly successful Resident Evil franchise has made her into a movie star, away from her modelling career. She plans to star in another Resident Evil movie called the Final Chapter but I struggled to get into the whole franchise. This movie was directed by James McTeigue who also brought you V for Vendetta, which I thought was an underrated movie, the Invasion with Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman, Ninja Assassin and the Raven with John Cusack. The concept of this movie wasn't bad but I personally would have picked another actress to play the lead. I also would have given Angela Bassett a juicer role, maybe even the lead after her great performance in What's Love Got To Do With It and the under-rated Strange Days but she only had a couple of scenes in this movie. I was impressed with some of the explosions but that was about it really.
Budget: $20million Worldwide Gross: N/A
I recommend this movie to people who are into their action/crime/thrillers starring Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan, Dylan McDermott, Angela Bassett and Robert Forster. 3/10