Arts & Entertainment

Those Who Wish Me Dead

This movie is a fast action-packed and nail-biting suspense thriller that should have audiences at the edge of their seats from beginning to end!

The synopsis is simplistic where two assassins attempt to hunt down and kill a young teenager who was witness to his father’s murder. Lost in the Montana wilderness he entrusts a fire fighter (Angelina Jolie) who is fighting demons of her own.

An engaging film that stars a host of well know actors in supporting roles including Nicholas Hoult and Aidan Gillen as the corrupt and murderous FBI agents who will stop at nothing to silence this teenager.

But the standout is Finn Little, a young Australian actor who puts so much energy and emotion into the role of the terrified teenager on the run that his performance overshadows top-billed Angelina Jolie, whose characterisation is somewhat subdued.

Logic is defied in several incredulous scenes, where the traditionally over the top violent sequences successfully seize audiences.

Ultimately it’s pure escapism for enthusiasts of this style of film, but for maximum enjoyment movie-goers should ensure their ‘reality meters’ are switched off before entering the theatre.

★★★ ½

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