Triple Frontier (2019)
Directed By: J. C. Chandor
Starring: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund, Pedro Pascal &, Charlie Hunnam
Synopsis: Former Special Forces operatives reunite to plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. For the first time in their prestigious careers, these unsung heroes undertake this dangerous mission for themselves instead of the country. But when events take an unexpected turn and threaten to spiral out of control, their skills, their loyalties, and their morals are pushed to a breaking point in an epic battle for survival.
Review: Triple Frontier was one movie I was so desperately looking forward to viewing, as soon as the trailer had dropped I was sold. It looked like a movie version of the hit video game Ghost Recon: Wildlands. The fact that Ben Affleck and Charlie Hunnam were also starring was a plus. On release day I parked myself on the sofa and sat back to watch ‘Ghost Recon’ unfold. It didnt turn out that way. This movie is more of a character driven thriller/drama. The action set pieces are well done, though the film isn’t littered with big action pieces or an explosive shootout finale, what we get is enough. The actual raid the team pulls off is quite tense as they have made a solid plan but some factors get in the way and that’s when the plan falls apart.
I particularly liked the bond our lead guys had with eachother, you could tell from the off-set these guys had been to hell and back and through it all could count on eachother to have there backs in and out of war. All actors got to shine and give their characters story and depth, each had there own personal reason for joining the heist and risking everything while also going against everything they belived in.
I found the movie to be a solid drama/thriller with some suspenseful/tense moments and well choreographed action. The lack of a main villain and explosive finale was a little letdown, but once you have watched and revised, it all works well. My end verdict would be to take yourself over to Netflix and watch it! A well made movie with great characters, gripping story and tense moments.
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