The United States of America is one of the most patriotic countries in the world (if they aren’t already), and they are a country that is a strong presence and authority all over the world. Many people say that they have no business intervening with international affairs that don’t concern them, but when your allies are in trouble, there’s not much that you can do. They have a great (not meaning in a good way) history of violence, and have inflicted a lot of countries in a detrimental way. So what would happen (in a surreal world) when another country came into the United States and did to them what they do to so many countries? This movie would be the answer to that question.
The fact that this movie came out during a time when Korea is playing the tough guy role in trying to intimidate the US, I’m surprised I didn’t hear of any uproar about it. For the most part, I’m sure a lot of people would want to know as to just what would happen if a country would try to try (what we Jamaicans call) ‘a ting’ on the United States. This movie was entertaining from the start, because as much as it was a movie about one country trying to get even with the great and mighty U.S, it was also a story of personal redemption that was focused on Gerard Butler (whom also co-produced the movie). When a job of personal protection goes terribly wrong, and you lose that position, how does one get back to redeem themselves and get rid of their personal demons? Shoot, do something heroic.
This movie was vividly entertaining (great direction by Antoine Fuqua – one time for Black directors), and it was nothing short of action and political propaganda; whatever you’re in to. Aside from the fact that it was nothing but shoot-em-up all 2 hours long, it really was like the bullied becoming the bully, and it took one person to save the day. Defending freedom is something that Americans pride themselves in, and to whatever degree they get to being tested, that’s when they show their true strength. We’ve seen this example on countless occasions, but in a movie like this, it was pretty new when it’s a crisis like this – and aliens aren’t involved.
Stated once before, but can’t be stated enough – it’s an entertaining movie that makes you open up your eyes and ask yourself: “could this happen in real life?” I’m sure there are some countries who have had ideas to try and get back at the United States for whatever reason (I’m sure there are plenty), but it hasn’t happen (not hoping it does either), but the point is that, one country can only be pushed so much that they don’t push back. It was a good Hollywood example of just what can happen when the pushing back becomes far stronger than expected. A fast 2 hour movie that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat is what the movies were made for. The cast was full of names that you really wouldn’t imagine together (not since Battle L.A have I seen a star studded cast like this), but they added to the overdramatized Hollywood effect. See it in theatres for cheap or rent when it comes out – either way you’ll enjoy it for the most part. This is my opinion, this is my review, but for now
That’s My Word & It STiXX