Survivor is an upcoming American thriller/Action film that follows the fictional story of a foreign service officer( played by Milla Jovovich) who is framed for a terrorist bombing and must eventually go on the run while evading those who would seek to capture or kill her, she must also stop a dangerous and highly skilled Assassin Known as "the Watchmaker"( played by Pierce Brosnan) from carrying out his ultimate Endgame.
Upon viewing the trailer the film will inevitably be compared to films such as the Bourne Identity and Salt.This comparison could either hurt the film or help it garner the attention of fans who are hoping for a similar level of action and fast-paced storytelling.Overall the trailer appeared to be packed with some action sequences that some may find Bourne-esqe as well as similar music and atmosphere.The trailer promises an action-filled thriller but it is not clear on whether the film will deliver in terms of intricate plot and well designed characters.Either way the film will most likely have an audience who can appreciate it.
The big focus of the film is Milla Jovovich who is mostly known for her work in the Resident evil films, although she has plenty of other film credits to her name. Jovovich despite showing a significant level of acting range is often simply labeled as an "Action star" and while this may generally be viewed as a positive thing by her Resident evil fans this has been viewed as problem by those who feel that this will limit the amount of dramatic film roles that come her way.Most people generally just want to see Jovovich kick-butt and take names due to her more action heavy roles and since that is very minimal in the trailer there is a fear that even her fans might not be interested in this movie but we will see how this all works out in the end.
Pierce Brosnan looks to be another possible Highlight of the film considering the fact he appears to be playing a more sinister version of his beloved James bond persona but with a cool Code-name and a more sadistic outlook. Brosnan might be a big reason to possibly watch the film since he seems like a worthy Antagonist to oppose Milla Jovovich's character and truly give her a run for her money.The trailer seems to show Brosnan's character as a terminator- like killing machine but there is always the chance that his character could be more complex then he appears in the trailer or maybe Brosnan's character really is that easy to decipher.
Another standout in this film would be Angela Bassett who appears to be playing the role of some governmental figure with an Amanda Waller-like personality.As for the Amanda Waller comment it is no secret than many fans wanted Bassett to play Waller in The Upcoming Suicide Squad movie that is to be released by Warner Bros Studios in 2016 but ultimately the role went to Viola Davis ( How to get away with murder).Like Waller, Bassett's character in the trailer displays a no-nonsense personality while managing to remain somewhat morally Ambiguous and shrouded in mystery.Overall all she might give a great performance along with the rest of the cast and make this a film worth watching.
Survivor is set to hit select theaters on May 29,2015 and is directed by James Mcteigue (V for Vendetta). The film stars Milla Jovovich,Pierce Brosnan,Dylan McDermott, Emma Thompson,Robert Forster, and James D'Arcy.