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Force of Nature (2020): Review by Grosse Point Geek

In the middle of a massive hurricane on the island of Puerto Rico, a gang of thieves led by David Zayas ruthless psychopath ‘John The Baptist’, lay siege to a run down apartment building that contains priceless works of art stolen by the Nazis during world war 2.

All that stands between them is a troubled cop (Emile Hirsch), a doctor (Kate Bosworth) and an irascible ex police Sargent (Mel Gibson).  Cue gunfights, explosions and fisticuffs.

Sounds promising right? WRONG!

What worked? Zayas was pretty good as the main baddie and Mel Gibson is occasionally fun in a throwaway role.

What could have been better? Just about everything. The plot is nothing more than Die Hard meets Hard Rain, the script is childish, the action uninventive in the extreme, its cheap, its nasty, and lacks any and all originality. Yes ill admit that Gibson is always watchable but these stupid supporting roles he seems to playing of late are growing tiresome  – this is a guy that used to be one of the biggest movie stars in the world and despite the so called ‘Mel-aissance’ that has seen him get back on the subs bench with Hollywood, he is still making crap films like this and would do well to either retire forthwith with a modicum of dignity or simply choose his roles a lot more carefully.

Review Summary: Absolute pants, low budget nonsense that never should have made it past the script stage, a complete waste of money, time and talent  – avoid.

2 out of 10 stars


Grosse Point Geek

The Austin Powers to Phil Hobden's Dr Evil, it's fair to say Will spends his life trying to convince Phil that Paul WS Anderson ISNT a bad filmmaker, that The Hobbit movies really are THAT good and, for the most part, Phil is wrong about most things. Which he is.

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