Movies

Blacklight

When I sat down to write this review, I had to think hard to remember watching this last night. It’s one of those forgettable movies, not passing judgement as to their quality but color me shocked, to say the least, to see it with 8% critical score on popular site rotten tomatoes. Liam Neeson doing yet another grizzled ‘old warrior in a young man’s world’ helped to elevate the movie, and be the trigger that helps you remember you watched it.

The chase scenes were questionable, and downright laughable at times. The action was okay, nothing special. Acting was serviceable across the board. So 8%? Are we sure it has nothing to do with the fact the antagonists are the FBI? That the plot revolved around government agencies using their own hit squads to deal with civilians that can’t be intimidated or bought? Hilarious timing I thought to myself after having reviewed Halo which has similar sentiments. Are American writers trying to say something? Are you okay? Blink twice for help.

Overall, it was one of those late night watches. It lulled me right to sleep as the credits rolled. I would recommend it for a sleep aid. It is very mediocre but undeserving of 8%. I really liked seeing Emmy Raver-Lampman (The Umbrella Academy), it feels a bit of a shame to have this movie rated so lowly. Maybe 20-30% instead.

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