It’s perhaps a necessary evil that we see so many middle-aged action heroes on the big screen these days. It’s as much Expendables psuedo-nostalgia as it is designed to keep Hollywood’s older actors in work – the male ones at least. Give me a Jane Fonda hitman flick and I’m there.
Joining Liam Neeson, Sean Penn and the dozen other members of the senior-assassin club is John Travolta, who John Wickian adventures take him from a parking lot beating to a gentleman’s establishment (furnished with lots of semi-naked cannon fodder…) to the bad side of town… you get the idea.
The trailer gives the entire plot away but you know what you’re in for.
Take it away John boy.
The film is out on the 16th of May on all the major VOD options.
Synopsis? Surely not, but yes!
Unemployed engineer Stanley Hill (John Travolta – Pulp Fiction, People Vs OJ Simpson) witnesses the brutal murder of his wife Vivian (Rebecca De Mornay) who was attacked by thugs in a parking garage. Wracked with guilt, Stanley is haunted by the image of Vivian dying in his arms. When Detective Gibson (Sam Trammell) and other corrupt police officers are unable and unwilling to bring the killers to justice, Stanley turns to his old friend Dennis (Christopher Meloni) and decides to take matters into his own hands. It is only then that Stanley and Dennis are found to have a mysterious past that, until now, they have kept very well hidden. As they inflict their revenge, those involved in the cover up realise that Stanley and Dennis are more dangerous than they could ever have imagined…