Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Apex (2021) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
What is looking like a seemingly deliberate attempt by Bruce Willis to erase from memory all the good films he ever did continues with his latest pile of crap – Apex.  Think Hard Target (without John Woo or JCVD) meets well every Bruce Willis film in past 5-10 years.  Yup THAT bad.  Frankly… this is just lazy, badly made rubbish.  Mostly shot in a wood (which could easily be Willis back garden) Bruce, as is the case these days, is shot mostly at a long distance, via body doubles and hardly ever with the main cast.  Thats what £1million a day gets you these days – a Bruce Willis who is beyond phoning it in.  The leaves the film being disjointed, messy and feeling very very cheap. Neal McDonough is the ONLY stand out here, actually acting like he cares and frankly is in a different league to the rest of the cast.  But still shame on him for being involved in this tosh.  Not only should you avoid this but you not support Willis in any of his current ‘efforts’.  It’s embarrassing. This is, after all, the guy who redefined the action hero in Die Hard.  That feels a LONG time ago.

Best Bit: McDonough is actually really good

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Avoid

If You Liked this Try: Hard Target, Predator, Die Hard

3 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...