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The Protege (2021)

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1/10: Another John Wick wannabe! Full of boring conversation, and annoying overuse scene! Not recommended
Saturday, September 4, 2021

This film start with a man "Moody" went into a house, and he found out a little girl "Anna" in a closet scene! As turnout, this film is about Anna need to take revenge on a villain "Edward", who she thought killed her adopted father! Entire film full of boring conversation, and annoying overuse scene! Such as, overuse of the song playing at the background scene, overuse of the eating scene, overuse of the drinking scene, overuse of the staring scene, overuse of the flashbacks scene, overuse of the walking scene, overuse of the jogging scene, overuse of the searching scene, overuse if the calling names scene, overuse of the arguing scene, overuse of the monitoring scene, overuse of the talking on the phone scene, overuse of the driving scene, overuse of the torturing scene, and overuse of the accessing USB data scene! Make the film unwatchable! All the action scene have blood, things broken, and explosion at certain point...

8/10: Action Packed Thrill Ride
Friday, August 20, 2021

I saw "The Protege", starring Maggie Q-Fantasy Island_2020, Balls of Fury; Michael Keaton-Spider_Man:Homecoming, the Batman movies; Robert Patrick-Scorpion_tv, True Blood_tv and Samuel L. Jackson-you can just about name a movie and he was in it.This is an action packed thrill ride with a stellar cast. Samuel plays a contract killer, aka assassin, that finds Maggie-as a child-on one of his hits and decides to take her under his wing and train her in the art of being an assassin. It might have had something to do with the way he found her, too, and what she did, as a child. Anyway, 30 years later, someone puts a hit on Samuel so Maggie goes out for revenge. Michael plays the head of security for the bad guys and he and Maggie have several great scenes together. Robert plays the leader of a biker gang that is friends with Maggie...

7/10: This movie's message to America is: "Be afraid
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Be VERY afraid" as this fictionalized story of a Vietnamese refugee wench becoming an international mercenary assassin of mostly pale-faced guys sees its first run release during the very month that our USA Homeland is importing the Trojan Horse Herd of untold thousands Afghan sisters and daughters in Real Life. How many of these will eventually emulate Da Nang's "Anna" in becoming well-paid serial killers of the hands that fed them? Five? Ten? Fifteen? Twenty? Even ONE future hit girl, hit-and-run driver, van sniper or marathon bomber will be one too many, constituting an "unforced error" totally nullifying any dubious "good" accomplished by the mass importation of Afghan females. A few years back, a National Geographic Magazine photographer famously captured the killer eyes of one such miss for his cover illustration. America must stop responding to attacks such as Sept. 11 by immediately flooding our shores with the attackers' sisters and daughters. Watching PROTEGE should...

4/10: feeling the lost of Jackson
Saturday, September 4, 2021

Moody (Samuel L. Jackson) is a professional assassin and Anna (Maggie Q) is his protégé. They return to London after killing and stealing from a notorious gangster. She runs an antique book store and one day, the mysterious Rembrandt (Michael Keaton) walks in.This had some fun while Jackson remains on the screen. I thought he and Maggie Q work as a comedic action duo. She's the straight man. She doesn't talk much and Jackson can bounce anything off of her. The movie really loses something when it loses him. It becomes a derivative silent assassin movie when early on, it promised to be a fun irreverent blow-em-up movie. While he's gone, the movie feels like it lost something and it never really recovers it even after the reveal. This probably works better as a buddy killer comedy

6/10: Maggie And Keaton Steal The Show
Friday, August 20, 2021

While the Protege is a somewhat forgettable, typical action thriller movie, it's two leads do a great job. Maggie and Michael are both very charismatic in the movie, and do not phone in their performances. Samuel L Jackson is also good, but his performance is a little more phoned in than our other leads. The action is very good, with realistic hand to hand combat and decent gun play. While it's not the best action in a movie, it's definitely choreographed well and shot competently. I would mainly recommend this movie for Maggie and Michaels performances alone, along with the action scenes. However, if you're not interested in that you can probably skip this movie and not miss anything

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