The Grey Man (2022)

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo

Starting Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Billy Bob Thornton

I wanted to see this movie from the moment I saw the trailer. I like both actors and the premise seemed interesting. So when it got to Netflix it was quickly on my watchlist.

The story is about a program that selects prison inmates and trains them to be assassins for the CIA. Six, as he is called in the program, on a mission he is given an asset that leads him to believe something is wrong with the people he is working for. He becomes a target and must save a girl he once protected when she is taken captive. Lloyd is hired by the CIA to use his methods to capture Six.

I have to say I enjoyed the movie a lot. It had that charm of the old action films where the hero takes down a whole army with just one other helping him, like Arnold in Commando. The story has a few cliches but they are understandable in the sense that what has not been done by now. But it has constant action sequences and they are exciting. It is thrilling and suspenseful in the sense that you know the hero wins is how that kept me glued. For me, it was good to see a great action film with good characters and a good story.

Ryan and Chris are both great in the movie. I even loved that they joked about Ken referring to Ryan’s character, maybe it was not intentional but because he is playing Ken in a barbie movie it made me smile. I also like that Chris is taking roles that are not alike to Cap America. Here he shines as a ruthless villain.

In the end, I would say that the movie is highly entertaining with a lot of car chases and great action sequences.

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