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Better than I expected for a typical CIA/terrorist action thriller
This type of film has been done many times before, so I didn't expect anything close to the far superior 007, Bourne or Mission Impossible franchises, yet it was better than I expected from seeing the trailer.
The directing, editing and cinematography were all on point and the writing was decent - although a little far fetched with Dylan O'Brien's character from an average Joe to better than the best military combatants.
All the actors carried their roles very well, and although I had my doubts about Michael Keaton playing the retired Navy Seal/trainer role, he actually nailed it.
My main complaint was casting Dylan O'Brien; he did play his role very well, I just feel his age/looks/skinny physique did not fit his character. And that small fur patch on his chest was just annoying to look at and take his tough-guy character seriously.
Overall very enjoyable and a well deserved 8/10 from me.
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