Force of Nature
A film to enjoy with good company and a wine or two
Force of Nature is a B-movie that stars Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild), Kate Bosworth (Blue Crush) and, while not in a starring role, Mel Gibson who gives a Lethal Weapon type exaggerated performance, which we are so used to.
Gibson plays a retired cop in this cheaply made Puerto Rican produced and set movie which has Hirsch as a cop, who along with his partner, are trapped in an apartment building, where Gibson lives, during a savage hurricane where gangsters have also dropped by in the hope of stealing multi-million dollar masterpiece paintings which were once Nazi loot.
Somehow the plot includes a big cat which is kept in a bedroom in one of the apartments which for some reason likes to attack people dressed in police uniform. Don’t ask!
Boring is not the word for this film which has its quota of action fireworks despite being limited to an apartment building. But what could have been a bit of a cult film on a low budget is botched by an ending in a flooded basement which doesn’t quite make any sense.
With a German character who talks about his Nazi “far-zer” and Hirsch making romantic overtures to Bosworth as she stitches up a bullet hole in his leg, you might enjoy the film with a wine or two and good company as a bit of a laugh inducer.
Force of Nature is In Cinemas Now
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