A silly action movie (but not in a fun way)
Dangerous is an action movie with a unique premise, but its poor writing, rigid acting, and lack of charm make the 2021 film borderline impossible to watch.
The 2021 action thriller Dangerous fails on several levels. The Siege Movie has all the right parts for a fun B movie experience: great character actors, a fun setting, and a delightfully hammy protagonist. And yet execution never really gets the recipe. Dangerous is an action movie with a unique premise, but its poor writing, rigid acting, and lack of charm make the 2021 film borderline impossible to watch.
Directed by David Hackl and written by Christopher Borrelli, the film centers on a “reformed sociopath,“Dylan” D “Forrester, who finds himself at the center of a criminal plot that threatens his family. When his brother Sean suddenly dies, Dylan travels to the remote island where his brother was turning a former naval base into an inn. After stride, the building is besieged by a group of armed men looking for something Sean had in his possession. he actually cares about, or stays neutral in order to maintain his emotional and psychological progress. Predictably, he relies on his violent talents to save the day.
Scott Eastwood plays Dylan, the sociopath who uses drugs and therapies to essentially curb his murderous urges. He is helped over the phone by his flawed therapist, Dr Alderwood (Mel Gibson) and is pursued by FBI Agent Shaughessy (Famke Janssen), while trying to bring down the kidnappers, led by a menacing – but very dapper man. – named Cole (Kevin Durand). There are a number of thugs who get the occasional chat line, as well as several friends and family from the Brother’s wake. In particular, Dylan’s mother is there and does not hesitate to express her open contempt for her “foolish” son.
The story in Dangerous is convoluted and the lack of global vision afflicts the film. There are far too many competing characters and storylines. The central conflict is the mystery of what the gunmen are looking for, but there’s also the mostly background story of Agent Shaughessy moving very slowly to the island to intercept Dylan at the funeral. Another major conflict for the protagonist is Dylan’s broken relationship with his mother, as is his inner struggle over how to act ethically in this situation. Dylan is at the center of all these different threads together, and the actor is unsuccessful in any respect. Whether the problem is wrong direction, shallow writing, or just a misinterpreted actor, is unclear; what is clear is that Eastwood cannot carry this film.
Because Dangerous doesn’t really understand his main character, the whole movie suffers. Dylan is supposed to be “reformed,” but what that means is never quite clear. There are a lot of allusions to his sordid past, but nothing concrete that explains why he’s on parole (and not in jail), why his mother hates him, or why the FBI wants him back so desperately. When Dylan casually comments on how many people he’s killed, the character is serious, but the film frames the line halfway between dark comedy and cold-blooded coldness. Dangerous desperately wants Dylan to be both funny and awesome – but the character is so underdeveloped that any attempt by one negates the other. The choreography does nothing to make Dylan a particularly gifted fighter, while his vaguely threatening remarks just make him off-putting. Eastwood doesn’t have the visceral charm of a sympathetic sociopath. He comes across as boring, unintentionally funny, and lame.
The tone in Dangerous It swings a lot between action thriller and action comedy, and you never quite know what this movie is trying to be. The funniest moments are clearly meant to be dramatic, while attempts at humor fall painfully flat. The message in Dangerous is just as confused as Dylan. The protagonist repeatedly claims that he is “not crazy“- at one point he even argues (to a child no less) that being an anti-social and violent criminal is simply because he has a different perspective on the world. He takes lithium regularly and does breathing exercises as part of his treatment. While his mother is not convinced that he could have changed, he demonstrates that he has – but immediately looks into rediscovering his true self (that is, What might have been a poignant mental health commentary or even a satisfying redemption arc is shunned for what appears to be a glorification of anti-social violence. It’s irresponsible and frankly stupid, but it is ‘was almost certainly accidental – revealing how negligently and incompetently the film was edited.
Next: Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin – Bland Horror Sequel Won’t Rekindle The Franchise
Dangerous was released in theaters and On Demand on November 5, 2021. It is 109 minutes long and is rated R for violence and language.
- Dangerous (2021)Release date: 05 November 2021
Eternals: where are the Avengers during emergence
About the Author