The kind of happiness that washes over you as you watch an underdog silence all the doubters is a feeling I’ve always enjoyed, and new Pierre Morel (Taken 2008)directed action thriller Pepperminthas an adequately satisfying serving of just that.
Starring Jennifer Garner, John Ortiz, John Gallagher Jr. and Juan Pablo Raba, Peppermint is not quite the best of its genre but there are thrills to be enjoyed. Especially in the scenes where Garner’s character Riley North is in full action movie mode. I very much bought into all her physical capabilities. In fact, I don’t remember the last time I saw a female action star physically handle herself, others and guns with such convincing precision. I mean, it could be that I haven’t watched very many female led action movies, but still.
Of all the movies directed by Morel, I’m quite sure that Takenwill always be my favourite. The pace, story and rhythm were near perfect. Peppermint’s pace, story and rhythm were entertaining enough, but I guess the films unsurprising premise and overall execution didn’t help me love it more.
If you’re curious enough, watch it for the revenge action and to see Riley North unleash hell on criminals who had it coming.
Jennifer Garner is the star of Peppermint, a new revenge action / thriller about a young mother on a mission to take from her rivals the life they stole from her.
Directed by Pierre Morel of Taken (2008) additional key cast includes Richard Cabral, John Ortiz, Method Man…
I never really watched Garner in Alias but I know that the show was a big hit and she was a total action badass in the role. Having been aware of Garner playing many ‘traditional wife’ roles in recent years, I’m certainly very ready to see her returning back to her action woman roots.
I’m also curious to see how this movie will compare to Taken since both films share a director.
Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner are the stars of Wakefield, the Robin Swicord written and directed movie about a man’s nervous breakdown that causes him to leave his wife and live in his attic for several months…
The premise of this movie is just too perfectly intriguing to ignore. I can’t wait to find out how Cranston’s character got to such a desperate place.