Category: Action

Peppermint Positions Garner Back into Action Hero Mode

After criminals slaughtered her family, a woman emerges from a coma and pledge to revenge their murders as well as the system enabling them. Peppermint gives Jennifer Garner a shot at playing the role of a John Wick / Taken type of role, its action at it best and shows how she becomes the punisher as circumstances force her to leave her law-abiding citizenship behind. It is yet another masterpiece from the director of District B-13, Taken, The Gunman and From Paris with Love.

Alias’ Sydney Bristow Double-Agent Becomes A Kill-Them-All Kind of Hero

It’s almost hard to believe that Garner got her big break as Sydney Bristow a double-agent on Alias, this was more than sixteen years ago. She has more acting experience than the likes of Liam Neeson, and Sean Penn had in their latest venture called Old Man out for a Kill. Yet what she keeps is the “bitter-sweetness” that undeniably made her a big star and now that she finally gets the opportunity to run solo and enjoy all the gunning action she impresses even more. It is indeed great to see a female in the lead in a they-killed-my-family scenario, and Garner is on a mission to kill them all.

How Audiences Remember Jennifer Garner

Alias basically was the dynamite TV series of the year 2001, a year that also saw several debuts including Smallville, law and Order: Criminal Intent, Scrubs and 24. Garner realised that the group that recruited her as a young female fresh out to college was not the CIA but a black-ops organisation and her father a double agent. First, the series was quite a bit overshadowed by 24, yet with the ups and down in the Lost series, Alias soon became a hot favourite.

Jennifer Garner Has Major Hollywood Star Qualities

You have to agree that Garner from the start was the perfect example of what you’d expect from a would-be Hollywood star, yet she got pushed to the back row once Hollywood stopped for a while focussing towards female-centric heroes. Daredevil ensured Ben Affleck thrived, while after Electra, Garner could almost-never recover, yet she did a terrific job in 13 Going on 30, and that was without picking a fight with anyone. She got cast aside after Elekta, which probably was one of the worst comic-hero films plus it was more boring than Batman or Catwomen.

Peppermint in Theatres this September

Directed by Pierre Morel, Peppermint a vigilante action movie featuring the revenge of a mother after her daughter and husband got killed by the cartel. Released in the US on the 7th of September if grossed over $26.1 million worldwide and everyone praised Garner’s performance. Apart from Garner, actors part of the cast includes John Gallagher, Pell James, Chris Johnson and Kyla Drew. Moviegoers refer to Peppermint as Death Wish on steroids while critics complemented Garner on her rare return to top form as her effortless charm is part of the film’s success.

Mission Impossible: Fallout

The Mission Impossible series is one that many are well versed in. Now, the sixth instalment in the series was released recently. This series is known for the action-adventures of Ethan Hunt, who has been played consistently by Tom Cruise since the first film. This film starts off with the Ethan getting new instructions via a tape recorder that would be commonly seen decades ago – which was a pleasant and smooth reference from the original series that the franchise has taken inspiration from. While the movies are popular, it is undeniable that one of the strange appeals is the simple ridiculousness of the missions that can take some people out of the film while also drawing others in.

Mission Impossible: Fallout Highly Anticipated

While the film was highly anticipated by fans and movie-goers who just enjoys actions – the plot, on one hand, is a tad bit on the nonsensical side while the actual action itself, such as the stream of explosions and fight seems were eye-catching but nothing that stands out with what has been seen with the previous films. Though even with the small handful of faults, the movie did deliver an engaging spectacle of Tom Cruise portrayal of Ethan Hunt with the skillfully performed stunts that can be likened to be more reality-adjacent than overly realistic.
Once Mission Impossible: Fallout begins with Ethan Hunt brooding over his past mistakes, mainly the guilt relating to the divorce with his wife – while waiting to receive new mission instructions from his agency, which is conveniently named Impossible Mission Force. Though he is soon tasked with the exciting and dangerous job of finding and taking down the leader of a terrorist group who also doubles as his longstanding enemy, Solomon Lane.

While the mission itself is filled with mystery and a serious flare, a mistake lands Ethan a more lighthearted partner to help complete the assignment – Walker, who is played by Henry Cavill. His role gives the film a bit more humour that counteracts the seriousness and gave the movie-goes a few chuckles before slapping them with more thrills. This tripped with helicopter scenes, cliffhangers, and gunfights that are not light on the bloody side is one of the main reasons why the film is doing so well since its recent release days ago.

Though what makes Mission Impossible: Fallout such a hit is the well-done action scenes and plot that has the perfect mix of reality as well as impossible. Plus, the film has reminiscent of a James Bond movie, just with a more modern and humorous touch. The scenery which is set in London, Kashmir, and Paris gives the movie a foreign and familiar feeling that can catch the eyes of anyone who plans on watching. While Mission Impossible pulls out some of the classic Hollywood cheesiness – the brashness and action is a good source of entertainment for anyone who doesn’t mind watching a 2hr and 30-minute film that is filled with new laughs and old references from the franchise.

Black Panther

Black Panther

Black Panther

Black Panther, the number one (1) box office movie for 2018, grossing to nearly $700million, is a Marvel studios creation. It is a superhero, comic book adaptation but what sets it apart from all the previous superhero movies are its predominantly black cast, an all-female royal guard and brilliant inventor/engineer who is also female. The timing of its launch was also epic, as it was during a climate where the future of the black community is questionable in American society. The movie is another remarkable creation that would leave you empowered and wanting a Black Panther Part 2.

The movie itself is of the Action/Adventure genre and it does not fail to deliver in this category. There is combat, a lot of brutal hand-to-hand combat which is also a requirement for being suitable for the throne. The country real country of ‘Wakanda’ is isolated, from the public with technological illusions that are impenetrable to all outsiders. The façade of Wakanda is portrayed as an impoverished land of farmers, with nothing valuable to offer, which is what the world expects Africa to be. Wakanda is fictional but its outlay is similar to that of Lesotho, an actual place in Africa that is surrounded by high mountains and where most of its villages can only be reached by a light aircraft or on horseback.

Current day Lesotho provides water to the rest of South Africa while the fictional Wakanda is rich in vibranium deposits that carries with it, immense power and technological advancements. Wakanda’s wealth cannot be made public because it will cause the entire world to erupt out of fear since Wakanda, a country that has nothing to offer, is ultimately more powerful than any country on the face of earth. The monarchy of Wakanda came up with the strategy to hide the vibranium from the rest of the world, lie about its wealth and ban all interaction with the outside world to keep all foreigners out. This way, no one will know about it and they can avoid the destruction of its country and keep the vibranium out of reach from the hands of those who lust for power.

Unfortunately, though, Wakanda can solve a lot of the world’s issues such as being hosts to refugees, halting the slave trade or curing illnesses. But in order to prevent the outside world from discovering its wealth and power, the monarchy of Wakanda focuses more on its security policies rather than concerning itself with human rights in other parts of the world. The Kingdom reigned for many years like this but as in everything else, good things usually come to an end. The movie was based on how the seeds it planted from the beginning, grew into a plant of that would cause its own destruction.

The superhero within the movie is the Black Panther, the ruler of Wakanda. Whoever ruled the Kingdom would gain the supernatural abilities of the Black Panther by drinking a “heart-shaped herb” that was affected by the vibranium which was stored in a meteorite that landed on Wakanda.