A Netflix Original Picture, Written by Ande Parks, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Directed by Sam Hargrave.
Joe and Anthony Russo are the directors of the biggest movie of all time, and now have three movies of theirs that have made over $1 Billion (two of which made over $2 Billion) and they are using their post Marvel capital to grow their production company and give opportunities to new directors, and this is one of the first major ones.
The Russo’s are screenwriters and producers here, and former Marvel stuntman Sam Hargrave has followed David Leitch and Chad Stahelski in the route to directing, and Marvel alum Chris Hemsworth stars.
There is a very clear issue with the ‘white saviour’ here and if that is enough to not watch this, that’s totally understandable. While Hemsworth isn’t a ‘whitewash’ character, he is the only white main character and is killing a lot of people who are in their own city, when he is forcing his way in, so I understand the issues.
However, the film itself features a strong leading man performance from Hemsworth and some superb choreography and camerawork that make it feel like a big screen blockbuster (with the surface level story to boot).
Hargrave and Hemsworth both come out of this very well, but I don’t think it will go down as any sort of classic.
Rating = 2.5/5