Director : Martin Campbell
Producer(s) : Jackie Chan, Wayne Marc Godfrey, Arthur Sarkissian, Scott Lumpkin and Jamie Marshall
Starring : Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan, Rufus Jones, Mark Tandy, John Cronin and Katie Leung
Genre : Thriller/Drama
Release Date : November 30, 2017
Awesome-O-Metre : 6.9/10
Revue of THE FOREIGNER
The Foreigner stars Jackie Chan as Quan, a humble London restaurant owner whose long-buried military past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when his teenage daughter dies in a senseless act of politically motivated terrorism. His relentless search to find the terrorists leads to a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official (Brosnan) whose own past may hold the clues to the identities of the elusive killer(s).
The Foreigner is Jackie Chan like we have never seen him because he wasn’t comical and didn’t crack a smile neither was he his usual playful self. Baba was pissed and was in no mood to play at all as he became a nightmare to his antagonists and was a pain in the butt. If you were looking for quintessential Jackie Chan kicking but upandan, I am sorry that this film will disappoint you. I am not saying that there wasn’t any action scenes, I mean that this film was more than just a film about fighting it was a political thriller.
The Foreigner is an adaptation of the book “The Chinaman” and isn’t your typical action film but is more of a political thriller that delves into the less than cordial relationship between the Irish and the Brits with a lot of IRA politicking.
There are three actors that I am sad to see get old and these are Eddie Murphy, Will Smith and Jackie Chan. Sadly, the age is becoming obvious in Jackie and his movements. He isn’t as sleek and fast as he used to be, his stunts are more muted now but we still love him all the same. But then I think his singing is getting even better…exemplified by his song which closed out the film. Talking about ageing, Pierce Brosnan is ageing just fine to – his performance was really classy and this is why he is one of those actors that get better with age.
Though this film has come late to Nigerian cinemas but I still recommended it so y’all should click HERE to purchase your cheap movie tickets to see The Foreginer and don’t forget to hit me up on Twitter and Facebook or in the comment section below to tell me what you think.
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