Excessive use of action cliches and overzealous patriotism. Is this an homage or a parody?
It felt like a throwback to the 90’s action movies. I’m sure the late great Fernando Poe, Jr. would have made a better film.
The movie covered all the action cliches from the one-man killing machine to the final second time-bomb detonation.
I was even more surprised that Ashley Judd was disposed after the first 5 minutes. She would have kicked ass as the heroine.
With this and Oblivion, it’s the Morgan Freeman-Melissa Leo filmfest this week.
(Originally published April 17, 2013.)