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First Kill (2017)

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A Wall Street broker is forced to evade a police chief investigating a bank robbery as he attempts to recover the stolen money in exchange for his son's life.

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In an attempt to reconnect with his son Danny, successful Wall Street broker Will takes his family on a vacation to the cabin where he grew up. While Will and Danny are hunting, their trip takes a deadly turn when they witness the murder of a crooked police officer as a bank robbery goes awry. When Danny is taken hostage by the criminals, Will is forced to help them evade the police chief investigating the murder and recover the stolen money in exchange for his son's life.

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Mediocre thriller that misses the mark
22 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

Without giving too much away about the story line and plot, I will say it appears after many years of the "Super Hero" Bruce Willis we know, it seems he is portraying more and more "Bad guy" roles.

This is not to say I don't like Bruce in the Bad guy role. It just seems he's done a 180° on his previous typecast Good guy persona's. That said, this film had the potential to be very good. It lost that opportunity (for me), about 30 mins in.

This is a story of a man taking his wife and son to the country to bond with his son and teach him some lessons in being a man. The way he goes about it is ridiculous, but I will leave that to others to decide. The plot unfolds in a somewhat unique way then follows the typical Hollywood theme of an innocent stumbling on a corrupt situation and inadvertently getting involved and in way over his head.

The tea of the movie plays out like a predictable and so so novel. I have the film a 6/10 for a few good scenes and acting was above par. The film is palatable but nothing to write home about. If your in the mood for a light thriller and are a Bruce Wilis fan, then it's worth a watch. Otherwise, don't go into it with high expectations.


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