You understand, Nicolas Cage will get a variety of criticism for appearing in straight-to-digital films lately. However for each Vengeance: A Love Story or The Humanity Bureau, he sprinkles in little seen gems like Mandy and Coloration Out of House in addition to a memorable efficiency in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. He’s additionally set to play Joe Unique, so no less than he nonetheless tries to problem himself. Bruce Willis, then again, has formally thrown within the proverbial towel.
Previously 9 years, he’s starred in 20 films which have both had a restricted theatrical launch or skipped the cinema and went straight to your front room. A few of the names of those movies embody Valuable Cargo, Marauders and As soon as Upon a Time in Venice. And earlier than you suppose in any other case, that final one has completely zero connection to Quentin Tarantino.
Until Wes Anderson calls or M. Evening Shyamalan makes a shock sequel, Willis appears to be content material with starring in mediocre films one after the other and gathering a test on the finish of every shoot. Case-in-point: 2018 thriller Acts of Violence. It arrived on Netflix at the moment, August 1st, and you’ll wager that a variety of of us shall be hate-watching this disposable and cheaply made motion film starring one of many largest actors of the 20th century.
The movie follows a police detective (Willis) investigating a kidnapping that ultimately uncovers human trafficking. Easy premise, however simply sufficient drama for Willis to fireplace a gun whereas making a face that makes it appear to be he’s taking a dump.
In contrast to Cage, Willis is simply going by way of the motions with these movies and Acts of Violence is by far one in every of his worst efforts. I imply, Rotten Tomatoes says all of it, because the pic has a rating of 0%, with critics calling it “ugly” and “uninspired.”
In case you ask me, I feel A Good Day to Die Laborious broke Bruce Willis. That film is an abomination and his focus has now seemingly shifted solely to paychecks as a substitute.