Peppermint (5/10) Movie Review – CWEB.com
Photo Credit / STX Entertainment
Runtime 105 minutes.
Normally I loathe movies like this. One person taking on hundreds of people and emerging relatively unscathed. But this revenge movie is as well done as it could be, I guess, given what it is. I’d like a shot at a movie like this. I’d make the confrontations more or less believable. Not so many villains succumbing to one heroine. Believable fights, not blows so bad one can kill, but certainly disable for the foreseeable future; wounds with consequence.
But, forget that. This is a genre and genres apparently have rules. And one rule for this genre is; make it absurd.
Directed by Pierre Morel from a script by Chad St. John, Jennifer Garner is the super heroine who can’t be defeated by mere mortals. Her son and daughter are killed by members of a drug gang. She survives and devotes the rest of her life to revenge, taking on the biggest and the baddest, always outnumbered, like 20 to 1.
That’s about it. It’s a feel good movie because lots of bad guys who deserve to die, do. ‘Nuff said.