Keep in mind when Pierce Brosnan used to make enjoyable globetrotting motion pictures like his flip as 007 and within the underrated remake of “The Thomas Crown Affair”? The charming actor clearly relished the prospect to revisit that ability set in Renny Harlin’s “The Misfits,” a “Quick and Livid” riff a couple of makeshift households of criminals who want Brosnan’s skilled lawbreaker to assist them to pull off the largest heist of their careers. Sadly, nobody concerned has any thought about what to do with Brosnan, burying his playful efficiency in a movie that’s nearly impressively soulless. That is whole nonsense, a movie designed purely to generate income in worldwide markets that has so little precise plot that it’s insulting. The characters are bland, the dialogue is atrocious, the motion is mediocre, and even the heist is a boring bust.
Pierce Brosnan is the man attempting to have time on the worst celebration he’s ever been to as he performs Richard Tempo, a world-renowned legal nonetheless pulling some small jobs however who appears to be previous his thieving prime. That’s when he’s approached by The Misfits, a gaggle of criminals who think about themselves as modern-day Robin Hoods. They need Tempo to assist them to steal hundreds of thousands of gold bars which are reportedly being held beneath a maximum-security jail, however, they’re not in it for the cash. You see, the gold is used to fund terrorism, in order that they’re attempting to chop off the cash flow of evil and ship the income to worldwide charities. How noble.
The Misfits are led by Ringo (Nick Cannon), a financial institution robber, and Violet (Jamie Chung), a martial arts skilled who loves kicking ass. Additionally, they embody somebody named Prince (Rami Jaber), no relation to the mega-talented musician, and Wick (Mike Angelo), however, the actual cause Tempo will get concerned is that the latest Misfit occurs to be his daughter Hope (Hermione Corfield). There’s one other carrot on the stick for Tempo within the type of Warner Schultz (Tim Roth), the Moriarty to Tempo’s Sherlock, and the man who occurs to run the jail that homes all that terrorism-funding gold.
Harlin was an extremely dependable motion director, helming hits like “Die Hard 2: Die Harder,” “Cliffhanger,” and “Deep Blue Sea,” however “The Misfits” exhibits none of that ability. The extremely small variety of precise motion scenes are incompetently conceived and executed—the climax of the movie is a boring chase throughout a desert whereby the predator and prey nearly by no means share a body, simply photographs of individuals screaming in automobiles as sand flies round them. It’s stunningly incompetent.
And the script isn’t any higher. The caliber of dialogue right here is finest summarized in “I don’t date males … I kill them” and the entire manufacturing makes use of its important setting of Abu Dhabi in ways in which really feel barely racist, significantly in some foolish accent work by Cannon, who seems to be so uncomfortable right here that I half-expected him to begin selling “The Masked Singer.”
Solely Brosnan seems like he gave a rattling, discovering that charisma and display presence that made him a global star when he took on the position of Bond. Nonetheless, anybody hoping that this wannabe franchise-starter might be a motion comeback for the previous 007 ought to rethink. In any case, a second movie on this collection could lead a real-life group just like the Misfits to plan a heist to try to steal its funding. It could be for the larger good.