The Foreigner tells the story of humble London businessman Quan (Jackie Chan), whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when his teenage daughter is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism.
Review: Going into this I wasn't expecting anything amazing. I was just happy to see Jackie Chan in an American action role again, especially a serious one. The film is nothing to brag about, but is decently entertaining. It delivers some signature Jackie Chan action that is honestly amazing given his age. However, he story somewhat follows action formula and doesn't stand out in any way. The real positive to talk about is that both Pierce Brosnan and Jackie Chan deliver really great performances that elevate an otherwise mediocre film.
Bottom Line: A decent, but forgettable action flick. Worth a watch on Netflix.
Similar Films: The Accountant, Taken
road to 52
I'm a guy that really loves movies and I've set a goal to try and see 52 different films in a year. I've decided to share that journey and my 100% correct opinion on the films I see with the couple people who might read this.
Previous Years Stats -
2014 - 50 (61 With Repeats)
2015 - 51 (62 With Repeats)
2016 - 50 (58 With Repeats)
*Also, fun fact, I am not a writer nor do I strive to be one. There will be garmmatical errors in this blog :).
2017 top 10 (So far...)
1. Blade Runner 2049
3. Baby Driver
4. War of The Planet of The Apes
5. Wonder Woman
6. Guardians Vol. 2
7. Spider-Man Homecoming
8. King Arthur Legend of The Sword
9. Get Out
10. American Made
I don't think giving one score to a film is fair. There's a lot of aspects that go into making a film. Some are made as an art form trying to convey a message, others are simply entertainment, and some attempt to be both, So I want to answer the main questions that any kind of filmgoer would want to hear in a friendly conversation. My reviews are meant to be simple, quick, and very informal :).