Theseus (Henry Cavill) is a mortal man chosen by Zeus (Luke Evans) to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke), who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.
Raised by an uncle in New York after his parents died in an attack orchestrated by the mafia, Thomas, now an adult, is sent to live in Italy. There, while his tortured past and the death of... See full summary »
Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
When a bank is hit by a brutal heist, all evidence points to the owner and his high-powered clients. But as a group of FBI agents dig deeper into the case - and the deadly heists continue - it becomes clear that a larger conspiracy is at play.
Steven C. Miller
John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.
Wall Street trader Will Shaw (Henry Cavill) races to rescue his family after they're kidnapped while vacationing in Spain, and he exposes a sinister government conspiracy and unearths dark family secrets along the way in this thriller co-starring Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver. Directed by Mabrouk El Mechri.
When Henry Cavill turned up on set, he had just finished shooting Immortals (2011) and came sporting an extremely muscular and ultra-ripped physique. Director Mabrouk El Mechri told him that he had to play an ordinary man and that his current body would be completely wrong for the character. Henry Cavill had to lose all the muscle tone and mass that he gained over the previous six months to get his body to look like that of an average man. He did it by eating and drinking a lot and not working out. See more »
Will never runs out of bullets and has no magazines. See more »
You know your father despite all the trouble he caused us... would've been proud of you
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Was looking forward to a thriller set in Europe with attractive scenery and good leads. What could go wrong? Mainly weak direction and plot holes. But there are some redeeming features amidst the faults:
The faults: Sigourney Weaver is a fine actress but here she is given hardly anything to work with. It is a very one dimensional laughably stone faced villain who just seems to go through the motions in a distracted fashion. Sometimes you just got to take the role you get.
There isn't enough of Bruce Willis - felt like a cameo.
The ludicrous beatings which result in hardly any bodily damage.
Too much photography in the dark night for a movie called the Cold Light of Day. Probably not a good thing when it comes out on DVD.
There are some good points. It's interesting to see Madrid, a city not often featured. While it's not Europe's most photogenic capital it's a nice change.
There is no silly contrived romance. It's more about family bonds instead. Strange casting of Rafi Gavron as the younger brother. Doesn't look like her could be related to any of them.
Henry Cavill tries hard and has screen presence even if it seems more like a rehearsal for Bond or some other better action role. Verónica Echegui the young Spanish actress is quite watchable - Penelope Cruz with more regular features.
In the end it is a slightly below average thriller with a bit more irritation than excitement.
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