Year Released: 2015
Main Stars:Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson
Review Date: July 2017
Last watched: January 2017
Number Watches: 1
Format Watched: DVD
Arnie acting in a drama. Controversial!
To be fair, he does a good job and it’s a shame he is the shape he is as you really can’t pull your mind away from the big guy being so darned big and confident. He just looks so darn powerful that it’s hard to think he could be frail.
Story is a small drama and looks low budget from the number of locations and extras involved but there’s no shaky scenery or obvious nonsense set design. Just a small film feeling about it which I don’t mind.
The script and plot are more an attempt at something than the finished article but everyone put in good performances and the result is an ok movie that I’d watch again in a few years.
Watch once then make up your mind. I’d give it another go.
A little indulgent aside:
To my mind, with his physique, for Arnold to make the leap into dramatics it should be something that makes use of his size to the extent that it doesn’t matter. Perhaps some back-water kid who grew up on farms and was always a labourer, good meaning but not sharp and who wouldn’t hurt a fly. Then there’s a twist like something he’s always known, been clever enough to keep a secret and then has to defend to save the day. Perhaps showing that he might not be the sharpest tool in the shed but he’s never actually been stupid. Well, that’s what I think.
Watchability (once, twice, etc.)
Watch if on TV?
Hug, Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Hug but at arms length. I don’t want to avoid completely but it’s like a toy from when you were a kid and didn’t realise it was rubbish – there’s a vague sort of connection but you should really just throw it out and forget it.