Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Sabotage - review

When Arnie left the Governorship of California in 2012 he announced "I'll be back!", referring to his cinematic career.

Since then it has amounted to The Expendables 2, The Last Stand and Escape Plan.

His role as DEA Agent Jack 'Breacher' Warton in Sabotage is the first one that feels worthy of being added to his back catalogue.

Arnie's team is arguably the most macho collection of individuals since Dutch went into the jungle in Predator and that includes Mireille Enos.

When the team siphon off $10 million from a drug bust and the money disappears, members of the team start turning up dead, which prompts an investigation from homicide detective Olivia Williams.

There is a niggling sense that a longer, improved cut of the film out there as it does jump around and scenes seem to be missing as it switches between brutal action movie and mystery thriller.

And it is the scenes between Schwarzenegger and Williams that have the most spark as it works better as a whodunit and mismatched buddy cop flick.

He can't stand it, who knows who planned it
They're gonna set it straight, this Cartel-gate
Don't know who's double crossing up in here
Because their crystal ball ain't so crystal clear
So while you sit back and figure out why
Arnie's got a f*cking thorn in his side
Not clear cut, it's a mirage
I'm tellin' y'all it's sabotage

3 stars

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