The Meh Man
I was in the mood for a movie tonight so I figured to check out if there was anything new worth watching on Netflix.
After some browsing I decided to go for The Grey Man, a 2022 action film which is based on a 2009 novel of the same name that I had never heard before by Mark Greaney who I also never heard before, lol.
The movie had a somewhat good rating on IMDB and it stars Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling so I figured it couldn't be that bad, despite being a Netflix release, which is mostly known for releasing poop.
Here's the plot summary from IMDB:
When the CIA's most skilled operative-whose true identity is known to none-accidentally uncovers dark agency secrets, a psychopathic former colleague puts a bounty on his head, setting off a global manhunt by international assassins.
I guess for Netflix's standards this film was a masterpiece.
But seriously, it wasn't total crap. Just another mediocrity. Which is a pity cause when it comes to the special effects,action scenes and visuals overall, it looks like it costed a shit ton of money. And yeah, after checking wikipedia..200 million total budget. Holy fuck 😂
So yeah, other than the action scenes which were pretty good this was a pretty much a forgettable movie. The plot.. we have seen it a million times and the writing often felt dumb. The acting was okay I guess, although Chris Evans felt a bit out of role and cringy. Playing the wacko bad guy definitely not his thing.
Anyways, tldr. Not total crap, but definitely a wasted opportunity considering the budget. A forgettable, fast paced action film to kill two hours of your life. I'll give it a 6 out of 10.