John Milton is up against the clock: Jonah King, the leader of a Satanic cult, has murdered Milton’s daughter and kidnapped her baby. In three days, King and his followers will sacrifice the child at midnight. Milton picks up the trail in Oklahoma as well as rescuing a waitress named Piper from her brutal, two-timing fiancé. There are odd things about Milton: his driver’s license is out of date, he has a very strange gun, and he’s being pursued by a man in a suit who carries FBI ID and calls himself the Accountant. Piper, who’s lived a life on the sidelines, has to piece things together on the fly as they close in on King.
When I first saw the trailer to this movie, I was expecting it to be an action film. After watching it with my girlfriend, it felt more like a comedy with action scenes in it, than anything else. There were two things we both agreed on, with this movie, which was: 1) This movie is not suitable for children, due to all the nudity, and 2) The storyline completely sucked and needed a lot of work.
As for the storyline, the main downfall was they didn’t explain too much, through out the movie. By the end of the movie, we came to the conclusion that it was a cult type storyline. It took the entire movie to go by, before you find out who the cast members really are, and even by the time the movie was over, you still had questions and wondered about things. So, like I said, they didn’t explain enough like they should have.
As for the acting, it was probably the only thing that made this movie worth watching. William Fichtner, which was the guy in the suit, made the movie funny. He was probably more entertaining than Nicolas Cage, in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong though, Nick Cage was still the main actor and the storyline revolved around his character, but his role was more serious, like it was suppose to be. Well, until the end of the movie. Amber Heard, which was the character role of Piper, played her part well, too. She had a few humorous scenes, but it was mostly at the beginning. So, I didn’t have any problem with any of the actors, just the storyline, really.
If you haven’t seen this movie, it’s worth watching, if you want to see an action / comedy film. It shouldn’t be taken as a full action movie. I didn’t see any replay value, because of the storyline. Unless, you just want to see if you can figure it out, after they leave you hanging.
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