My favourite thing aboutKidnap, the new thriller in which Halle Berry plays a mother who stops at nothing to get back her kidnapped son is what happens between 5 and 10 minutes into the film – before the actual kidnap.
Directed by Luis Prieto, the trailer for this movie was edited well enough to have me excited. It did a good job of tapping into all the empathy I have for mothers. Particularly when their children are in real serious danger. It’s just unfortunate that some of the writing and acting had me thinking of other films where I was far more engaged and completely absorbed by the story.
During the scenes where Berry’s character is in her car, in pursuit of the kidnappers and she’s alone with nothing but her thoughts – some of which she really didn’t need to verbalise, I confess that she lost me a few times. I couldn’t help but recall Tom Hardy’s brilliant work in Locke (2013); I bought absolutely every single moment of what happened in Locke and the entire film is Hardy’s character in a car with his thoughts, emotions and telephone conversations with other characters we never get to see or meet. My point being, I wish I could say I bought all that happened in Kidnap especially during the in-car scenes.
On summary, Kidnap is by no means the worst Halle Berry movie I’ve ever seen. It’s just definitely not the best. Watch it if you’re so compelled. Otherwise stick to the trailer, probably.
Halle Berry’s latest movie, Kidnap is a thriller in which her character stops at nothing to recover her young son who has been kidnaped in broad daylight…
Berry’s emotional performance in this trailer is so good that I got ‘dewy-eyed’ at the sheer horror of her predicament. Especially at 00:46 seconds. I of course must give some of the credit to the trailer editor for a job well done.
I’ve wanted to see Berry in another movie I can really love ever since Monster’s Ball (2001). It would be fantastic if Kidnap could be that movie.
Directed by Luis Prieto; Robert Walker Branchaud and Dana Gourrier – an actress I last saw in Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight (2015) also star.
Quentin Tarantino has a new movie and this time it’s a western that’s centred around bounty hunters and set in post-Civil War Wyoming.
This trailer doesn’t exactly have me yelping with joy just yet, but of course I’m intrigued and I’ll watch because it’s Tarantino and I know many good things including super dialogue and cinematography are coming.
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Madsen, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell…
If I’m completely honest, I haven’t been excited about an Arnold Schwarzenegger film in a while. But… how interesting is this trailer for his latest movie with Abigail Breslin?
Synopsis…‘A teenage girl in the Midwest becomes infected by an outbreak of a disease that slowly turns the infected into cannibalistic zombies. During her transformation, her loving father stays by her side’
I’m also really hoping that the film is more drama / thriller than it is horror. You guessed it, because I’m a massive chicken.