Release Date: January 25
Starring: Madds Mikkelsen, Vannesa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick, Matt Lucas, et al.
I’ll just get right to it, make this review short, and spare us all more heartache; Polar is waste of time. The movie is H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E!
There’s nothing likeable about this movie: not even the presence of Mikkelsen, whom I respect, and Hudgens, whom I’ve come to like since I watched A Princess Switch last Christmas. This movie is a good example of something that should never have existed in the first place. It left me wondering what has happened to Mr. Mikkelsen, if he has hit the wall of his career, and why he’d agree to have his name attached to such a project.
Check out the synopsis:
The world’s top assassin, Duncan Vizla, aka The Black Kaiser, is settling into retirement when his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against his will, he finds himself back in the game going head-to-head with an army of younger, faster, ruthless killers who will stop at nothing to have him silenced.
The weakness of this synopsis is made more obvious by a weaker execution. I wonder who approved it in the first place.
The movie’s picture is horrible, colors hurtful to the eyes. For most part of it it looks like something lifted from a game play. The acting is bland, which is made worse by characters you care next to nothing about. And then there’s the terribly, horribly, annoying big bad. Gosh!
Even though Netflix gives us great contents every now and then, they are bound to have near-misses. This isn’t one of those. This is a total misfire. And if you have two-hours of your life you’re not using again, feel free to donate it to the nearest hospital 😉.
The only reason this movie doesn’t get one star is because I was able to complete it.
Directed by: Jonas Akerlund
Rinzy’s Rating: 1.5/5