All in all, Killing Eve delivered a solid first season of murder and espionage but I felt like it could benefit from fleshing out the character of Eve some more to answer why she felt so connected to her nemesis. I’m all for women empowerment and seeing women take the lead in breakthrough series, but Killing Eve just feels like a regular off the mill espionage thriller, only supplanted with strong female characters to give a different feel. I may be in the minority but I’m not such a big fan. To each their own, I guess.
All in all, Bird Box was a cross between an M. Night Shyamalan and a John Kransinki brainchild. I know you would agree once you’ve seen it. The vibe is too strong it is undeniable. Not too shabby, this thriller, and passing marks all around. I would disagree with anyone who will way that its all just hype though. Bird Box was pretty good on its own. Not the best, but still good.
The Foreigner was, all in all, an interesting action thriller. However, I felt that it was slightly imbalanced because the focus was tipped too much in favor of Pierce Brosnan. Perhaps it was a conscious decision of director Martin Campbell, who wanted to play it safe, given its Jackie’s first foray into this type of action, but the film didn’t really tell the story of The Foreigner and relegated him to a secondary character with the way things unfolded. The action part on the other hand, was heavily inclined towards Jackie’s character leaving nothing for Pierce who once kicked ass as the legendary Remington Steel and James Bond. This, I believe was a great disservice to the actors and the audience.
All in all, the idea that the ending presented was scarier than all the demons that showed up to scare the living daylights out of the deacons. It was thought provoking and it was eerie. It was a beautifully mounted thriller but with one fatal flaw — its lead star. And despite all the good that the film had going for it, it was a bothersome downer.
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