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TRIPLE FRONTIER (2019): The Things I Liked…

Triple Frontier (2019), Oscar Isaac, Netflix
Triple Frontier (2019), Oscar Isaac, Netflix

Triple Frontier, the action / adventure about five former Special Forces operatives who’s planned heist in South America becomes an epic battle for survival is a movie I found to be just okay.

Starring Oscar Isaac, Ben Affleck, Charlie Hunnam, Pedro Pascal and Garrett Hedlund, the performances were generally good. In terms of the themes featured, I like what director J.C. Chandor’s film had to say about the high price of greed. I’m also happy that Triple Frontier shed some light on the plight of US veterans. Particularly the general discontent in reference to how they really could be better taken care of. 

As for the reasons why I didn’t find the finished product quite as thrilling as hoped, it firstly has something to do with how easily I was able to predict an outcome or two early on. Secondly, considering how each character’s backstory was presented so very briefly, it didn’t allow for me to properly connect with a fair amount of them, if any in a meaningful way. This too relates to the villain who barely had any screen time. I needed to see more evidence of why he was really deserving of the attack. Intellectually it’s clear, yet more visual evidence would certainly have been great.

Lastly, I know that Affleck’s character is in essence quite depressed and therefore not fully himself. However, I somehow still find it hard to completely believe that he behaved the way he did during the actual heist. Or that no one else stood up and stopped his ‘madness.’ To put it another way, I really thought that they’d have planned better generally and in regards to how to deal with anyone who tried to go beyond the agreed plan of action.

I certainly don’t regret giving just over two hours for this movie but I do wish it had me half as hooked and was as well written as Sicario (2015). Now that’s a tension filled thriller and a half. 

Happy Film Loving 

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TRIPLE FRONTIER (2019): New Trailer From Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Pedro Pascal, Garrett Hedlund, Charlie Hanum…

Triple Frontier (2019), Garrett Hedlund, Oscar Isaac, Pedro Pascal, Charlie Hunnam, Ben Affleck
Triple Frontier (2019), Garrett Hedlund, Oscar Isaac, Pedro Pascal, Charlie Hunnam, Ben Affleck

Directed by J.C. Chandor; Triple Frontier stars  Charlie Hunnam, Ben Affleck, Pedro Pascal, Garrett Hedlund and Oscar Isaac.

This one is an  action / adventure where five former Special Forces operatives  plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. A major heist that turns into  an epic battle for survival…

Seeing the hurt in Isaac’s character’s eyes, I wonder how much sympathy these guys are going to get out of me. Either way, I’m hoping for a thrilling adventure and with a  cast like this, the chances should be good.

Adria Arjona, Sheila Vand and Reynaldo Gallegos also star.

Triple Frontier Release Dates: March 13th, 2019 (US & UK), (Internet)…

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Triple Frontier (2019).

Happy Film Loving 

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JUSTICE LEAGUE (2017): New Official Trailer Starring Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck…

Justice League (2017), Jason Momoa
Justice League (2017), Jason Momoa

Starring Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck and Jason Momoa, the official trailer for DC Comics’s Justice League has arrived…

I’m intrigued and most curious about Aquaman and Wonder Woman.

Justice League Release Dates: November 17th, 2017 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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LIVE BY NIGHT (2017): New Trailer from Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning…

Live By Night (2017), Ben Affleck
Live By Night (2017), Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck is director, producer and star of Live By Night, a new crime drama about the dealings of a group of people involved in organised crime during the United States prohibition era. Based on the novel by Dennis Lehane; Zoe Saldana, Scott Eastwood, Elle Fanning and Chris Messina are just some of the talented cast…

Johnny Depp’s Public Enemies (2009) came to mind as I watched this trailer. Which will be the better movie, I wonder…

Live By Night Release Dates: January 13th 2017 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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JUSTICE LEAGUE (2017): New Trailer Starring Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller…

Justice League (2017), Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot
Justice League (2017), Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot

There’s more evidence that the comic book film domination of Hollywood is continuing to go from strength to strength. Reason being, we have a trailer for DC Comics’ Justice League, a movie that we can all guess will have sequel upon sequel to follow should this one do well at the box office.  With Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ben Affleck as Batman and Jason Momoa playing  Aquaman, even though I’m not the biggest fan of comic book movies by this point, I find myself a little curious…

I’m mostly interested because I want to see how Justice League will differ from Marvel Studios’ Avengers. As far as I can see, both films are about super heroes coming together to save humanity. I’d love to be pleasantly surprised by this movie’s execution.

As for my thoughts on the above teaser trailer, it didn’t have me slapping the wall with excitement and yelping with joy as I’m known to do when blessed with a thrilling tease of a trailer. Likely controversial, but I find this one just OK.

I’ll of course wait and see before daring to declare something along the lines of ‘Marvel does it better’.

Directed by Zack Snyder; Ezra Miller, Ray fisher, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jared Leto, J.K. Simmons and Jeremy Irons also star.

Justice League Release Dates: November 17th, 2017 (US & UK)…

Happy Film loving 🙂

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THE ACCOUNTANT (2016): New Trailer From Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick & J.K. Simmons

The Accountant (2016), Ben Affleck
The Accountant (2016), Ben Affleck

The Accountant is Ben Affleck’s new movie and good is how the trailer looks…

I’ve seen, loved and re-watched Good Will Hunting (1997) quite a few times, so as I watched this trailer, I couldn’t help but think, ‘and now… Affleck gets to play the ‘mathematical genius’. Sort of.

Anna Kendrick, John Lithgow, Jon Bernthal and J.K. Simmons also star.

The Accountant Release dates: October 14th, 2016 (US); October 20th, 2016 (GER); November 4th, 2016 (UK)

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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BATMAN v SUPERMAN – DAWN OF JUSTICE (2016): Great New Trailer Starring Ben Affleck & Henry Cavill

Batman v Superman Dawn Of Justice (2016), Henry Cavill
Batman v Superman Dawn Of Justice (2016), Henry Cavill

The Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice trailer I’ve been waiting for has finally arrived! It’s all I ever really wanted to see…

This final trailer feels like something to get excited about. I’m now thinking of Henry Cavill and Ben Afflecks characters as two angry men and the words positively intense come to mind. Just look at their faces in these photos.

Release Date (s): March 24th, 2016 (FR & GER); March 25th, 2016 (US & UK)…

Batman v Superman Dawn Of Justice (2016), Ben Affleck

Happy Film Loving  🙂

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BATMAN v SUPERMAN – DAWN OF JUSTICE (2016): Official Trailer

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Ben Affleck
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Ben Affleck

Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg and  Gal Gadot as Wonder woman, the DC Comics’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie  trailers look good…

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

Intense, interesting are two words that come to mind. I’ll be watching for reasons including the seemingly promising dialogue. Though, I do wonder how much longer it’s going to be before comic book movie fatigue sets in on a large scale, if it does. Either way, right now it’s the fans who really, REALLY love these stories that I’m most excited for.

Perhaps Wonder woman will get the two  superheroes to work together. Quite likely.

Release Date (s): March 24th, 2016 (FR & GER); March 25th, 2016 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving  🙂

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