Genre: Action, comedy
Release Date: 28 February 2020
Director: Jason Lei Howden
Writer: Jason Lei Howden
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving, Rhys Darby
Miles is stuck in a dead-end job, still in love with his ex-girlfriend Nova. Unbeknownst to him, a gang called Skizm is running a deadly competition within his city in which complete strangers fight to the death for the entertainment of an online audience of millions. Miles soon finds himself caught up in the game and forced to fight in a battle to the death. Initially, Miles' lifetime of running from his problems pays off as he manages to elude his first opponent but when Nova is kidnapped, he must finally stop running and overcome his fears to fight for the girl he loves.
If you just walked past Miles on the street, most likely you would not pay much attention to him. He is an ordinary guy, who could be categorized as a typical loser who has no chance of reaching special heights in life. Yes, he is involved in the development of video games, but unlike his more successful colleagues, he does seemingly mediocre work and it is almost impossible for him to move up the career ladder.
If things continued on this path, Miles would remain a nobody. It wasn't until the guys from SKIZM came over to him and everything began to change. Waking up with a headache from a heavy blow, Miles discovers guns in his hands. How could anyone react to such a development? Miles realizes that he has gotten into a real mess and now he has to drive around the city to save his life. But when he finds out that his girlfriend fell into the hands of the organizers, then the stakes grow to gigantic proportions and he certainly cannot fail.
I liked the film; it was fun and very energetic. We have not seen such a crazy action movie in the cinema for a very long time and here we have Daniel Radcliffe in the leading role, on top of that! Of course, you cannot miss such a show. Especially if you can watch the movie on big screen and in the company of your best friends. Radcliffe is pushing himself to his creative limits and I like it! Also deserving of our attention is his colleague Samara Weaving, who lit it up last year with "Ready or Not", an excellent adventure thriller that got on my list of the coolest movies of the year 2019.
Together with Radcliffe, Weaving smashes the city to smithereens! She should star in action films more often because she shines in this thrilling role! Of course this movie needs to be watched, but only if you are not very sensitive and can enjoy hard and tough scenes. You will see lots of blood, breaking bones and chases. I definitely think you will like it!
Review Credit:PellyTelly at IMDb
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