MOVIE REVIEW: Hunter Killer and Den of Thieves

I’d been hanging out to see more Gerard Butler movies. With Geostorm and Gods of Egypt seeming long ago, and then I found Den of Thieves and Hunter Killer.

Both, I found, to be b-grade movies.

DEN OF THIEVES

A gritty L.A crime saga which follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan an impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles.

Starring 50 cent and O’Shea Jackson Jr, it was a typical cops and robbers stick ’em up, shoot ’em out movie. There was sex, there were guns and drugs, there was violence. Meh!

I give it 5/10

 

HUNTER KILLER

A U.S. submarine vanishes while shadowing a Russian Akula-class submarine in the Arctic. Rear Admiral John Fisk sends a Virginia-class submarine under the command of newly-promoted and unorthodox Commander Joe Glass to investigate. At the same time, a Navy SEAL team under the command of Lieutenant Bill Beaman is sent in to discreetly observe a Russian naval base. When they arrive at the naval base, they witness defense minister Dmitri Durov conducting a coup d’etat and taking Russian President Zakarin prisoner, and swiftly realize that Durov intends to trigger a war…

Starring Common, yep, you read that right, and Gary Oldman who’s usually better at picking roles but maybe he needed the money… This movie was just okay. Okay enough to watch on a night when there’s nothing else on tv and you’re bored.

I give this 5/10

 

I think Gerry’s star has burnt out. His movies aren’t blockbusters anymore, he’s not the stud muffin he once was as he’s looking old and worn out. And god help me when Angel Has Fallen, the threequel, yep, you read that right, to Olympus and London Has Fallen comes out. I mean, geez, they killed off Angela Bassett in London, unless she killed herself off which wouldn’t surprise me the movie was shit, and Morgan Freeman must be hard up for money too as he’s back for the torture, but more on that when I actually see it.

 

Have you guys seen these and what did you think?

 

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