• Page Views 754
  • Old demons come back to haunt a military operator in the well made The Gunman, presented in B.C. by Elevation Pictures this well-made flawlessly execute dramatic thriller is now making hearts pounds at The Fifth Avenue Theatre. Soldier of fortune Jim Terrier is a man on a mission.

    gunmanIn control as a contractor in e battled Congo is Sean Penn (Milk). Humanitarian work and keeping a mining operation going is in Terrier’s job description – along with doing various “dirty “ work. Given a team of crack ex-military types the squad work outside the box, using their knowledge of weapons and military honed skills to disrupt normal life as it is in This tripled hot spot. Like the title suggests Terrier and crew are crack assassins. So when he’s not romancing the beautiful French transplant Annie our boy wonder finds hi,self caught up in the middle of a political power play laced with destruction. Aloof and coy pretty in pink Jasmine Trinca is about all Terrier has going as this trained assassin becomes hunted prey when his sordid past comes back to haunt him eight years later.

    Ace action director Pierre Morel (The Transporter) hails from the Luc Besson school if filmmaking: expect action and your dream will come true. Apart from lots of explosions and bang bang The Gunman boasts an A list cast and is very well written. Topical to be sure the African setting of a land that is backward rife with corruption is nailed and the more modern scenes shot in London and Barcelona give this 115 minute adventure a perfect contrast.

    Above all else this thriller is intense whose execution is excellent. Penn is terrific as a team player turned loner/loser who sees his world slowly collapsing with the vultures closing in. James Bond alumnus Javier Badren (Skyfall) makes his presence known as a co-conspirator along with Ray Winstone and slippery as an eel Mark Rylance as a corporate shark if there ever was won.

    High emotion in a winner take all story that is as intense and unexpected as they come The Gunman delivers the goods in a fully entertaining and engaging way. Lock and Load.

    Share

    Related Post

    Related Blogpost

    Leave a Reply

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 18 August 2017
      2 days ago No comment

      The Angelos and an Anti-Drug Youth Program

      Angel Thoughts “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”—Aristotle Food for thought for those who don’t think seriously about climate change…a trillion-ton ice cap broke off in Antarctica this week. Think how they will elevate ocean levels all over the world and affect global warming! * * ...

    • 15 August 2017
      5 days ago No comment

      Rene Salud’s Philippine Tapestry show to dazzle Vancouver on August 20

      It takes a Philippine ambassador of fashion, Renee Salud, to come up with “Philippine Tapestry” – an initiative to highlight all the major weaves of the island, in an effort to promote indigenous materials and the age-old artistry of Filipino weaving. This, while highlighting the exceptional beauty of the ...

    • duterte-invites-trudeau-tovisit-philippines-philippineasiannewstoday
      11 August 2017
      1 week ago No comment

      Duterte invites Trudeau to Manila

      A Department of Foreign Affairs spokesperson in Manila has announced that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has invited Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit the country. Spokesperson Robespierre Bolivar on August 6 said that the Philippines has requested Trudeau to attend the Association of the South East Asian Nations ...

    • 10 August 2017
      1 week ago No comment

      La Luna Sangre continues to win hearts of viewers

      The lives of Malia and Tristan get more exciting and dangerous as their story continues in “La Luna Sangre” airing outside the Philippines via TFC’s platforms worldwide ABS-CBN’s highly anticipatedepic saga series “La Luna Sangre”, top-billed by Kathryn Bernardo,Daniel Padilla, and Richard Gutierrez, with the special participation of Angel ...

    • 10 August 2017
      1 week ago No comment

      Jona of Team Sarah is the first The Voice Teens Grand Champion

      Team Sarah’s Jona Soquite was declared the first-ever grand champion of “The Voice Teens”in the country and in Asia after receiving 44.78% of the public text and online votes in the program’s grand finale Sunday night (July 30). Jona, Sarah’s third artist to win the top-rating singing competition, beat ...

    %d bloggers like this: