STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0
VERDICT – 3/5
1) This time it’s a war-monger Vice President who got Agent Banning framed for the attempted assassination of the President. Its the routine high-octane action where Banning got to prove his innocence and meanwhile save the President too.
2) Nick Nolte joining the cast as Mike’s father. This John Rambo type Vietnam-vet Clay Banning is one interesting character. Him blowing the entire cavalcade of bad guys around his cabin was the best action sequence. His chemistry with Mike in the post-credit scene was equally funny.
3) The franchise is tediously formulaic but surely entertaining. The action is so engrossing that Piper Perabo replaced Radha Mitchell as Mike’s wife and we didn’t even notice.
1) Jada Pinkett Smith as FBI Agent Thompson was extremely annoying. A meaty role was given to a bad actor.
Wade Jennings: War is about deception.