Director : Pierre Morel
Producer(s) : Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Richard Wright, Eric Reidr
Starring : Jennifer Garner, John Ortiz, John Gallagher Jr. and Juan Pablo Raba
Genre : Thriller/Action
Release Date : September 7, 2018 (Nigeria)
Awesome-O-Metre : 4.1/10
Revue of PEPPERMINT
Peppermint is an action thriller which tells the story of young mother Riley North (Jennifer Garner) who awakens from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a brutal attack on the family. When the system frustratingly shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerilla. Channeling her frustration into personal motivation, she spends years in hiding honing her mind, body and spirit to become an unstoppable force – eluding the underworld, the LAPD and the FBI- as she methodically delivers her personal brand of justice.
Peppermint didn’t disappoint because I expected it to be another forgettable runoff the mill film…and that’s precisely what it was. It was very unoriginal and quite unimaginative in basically every aspect to it especially the plot which is one we have seen repeatedly.
Peppermint is filled with cliché scenes and even the trademark gore and violence that pervades Pierre Morel’s films (like Taken) seemed rather stiff and forced. Peppermint’s attempt at a plot twist to conclude the film was very miserable and fell on its face. I haven’t seen Garner in the movies lately and if this was an attempt to make a strong comeback, I am afraid that it fell short.
Peppermint is unsurprisingly disappointing and may appear entertaining to an average movie goer but I really didn’t get any joy from it. However, the movie couldn’t have come at a better time as the world is accommodating to films with a strong female protagonist so I am curious to see how much it makes in the box office results.
Have a great weekend.