Sabotage

Arnold Schwarzenegger does another action film with a few sprinkles of humour.

David Ayer is director and having been involved in a few action films in his time (S.W.A.T and The Fast and The Furious) we’ll know what to expect. Action, guns and bad guys with a serious knack for missing the target.

Arnie plays another character with a pretty cool name a DEA Legend known as John ‘Breacher’ Wharton.

The basic premise is that Breacher leads an elite DEA task force of rag tag lunatics that take on the world’s deadliest drug cartels with relative ease.

In the opening scenes the team executes what appears to be a tactical raid on a cartel safe house, which turns out to be snatch and grab theft operation, pre-planned by the members of the DEA squad itself.

After hiding a pretty substantial sum of $10 million in stolen money, light-fingered agents believe their secret is safe. Unfortunately someone begins assassinating members of the team, one-by-one.

As the death toll rises, everyone is under suspicion, including members of the team itself.

The storyline is a little predictable and those of you that watch films regularly you should be able to predict what is going to happen with relative ease.

The film contains a few humorous lines, bits of limbs and gore flying around and action a plenty as Arnie runs around trying to piece together who is systematically wiping out his team. A personal enjoyment was a scene where Breacher is asked if he is kind of a big deal, Breacher responds I’ve been about a bit. A nice nod to Arnie’s substantial film career and brief dabble in politics.

Overall Sabotage is a half decent film, I enjoyed watching it and as an Arnold fan I’m happy to sit back and watch him back in action. If you’re an Arnie fan you’ll enjoy the film, if you like action films you’ll enjoy the film. If you’re looking for elaborate plot and jaw-dropping performances look somewhere else.
I’d suggest adding the film to your collection, it’s worth a watch and possibly you’ll dust it off to watch it again in the future but Sabotage isn’t an Arnie classic and certainly not a film he’ll be remembered for.

 

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