This weeks movie feature is The Foreigner. As my first movie review I will try and explain how I arrived at going to a movie every week and why I love it. I have always enjoyed movies but especially going to them. I am an OG when it comes to movies. I have my popcorn bucket and I always get a coke to drink which happens to be the only time I ever drink pop. I started going to movies a lot in college and eventually came to the point in time where my friend Kyle and I were going every Tuesday because it was the cheap night. We kept this up for years and believe me we seen some awesome movies and some very very shitty ones. I still remember one of the worst movies we seen was Wrath of the Titans mainly because it was one of the fist films to just randomly switch to 3-D and it was awful! One of the best we went to was still Inception because we went to it multiple times. Since Kyle passed away I decided I still wanted to go every week which is a simple way to remember him. Now onto my “review.”
I love watching trailers for movies. They typically give you good insight into what a movie is like and always try to hook you into seeing the film. When I seen the trailer for The Foreigner I thought to myself “oh good for Jackie Chan getting another role for himself.” Wow was I wrong. Or maybe a better way to describe it is that the trailer did a poor job of showing what the movie is about. Even the subtitle of the poster is in a way misleading “Never push a good man too far.” Based off of the trailer you would think you are going to be seeing a Jackie Chan fight em up revenge karate movie. While there is some of that I feel the main story of the movie basically could have moved on without him. Jackie Chan is basically a secondary character who is a part of this world the main story takes place but I honestly feel it is the best acting I have ever seen out of him. The main story is about the IRA bombing places in London due to a poor economic climate in Northern Ireland. Shocked!? I know I was too. Pierce Brosnan, aka James Bond, plays the head of a government branch as a former IRA member himself who has moved on from that life. The movie had twists and turns and was nothing what I expected. It also had some Game of Thrones characters and tons of Irish accents which I am a sucker for. This all leads me wonder if I wished all movie trailers were misleading such as this one. Anyways I give this movie 7 out of 10 buckets of popcorn. Fantastic show. Also check out the trailer and see if you catch my drift.