Triple 9 was one of my most anticipated movies of 2016. The cast was definitely amazing and the trailers did just enough to make it a must see in theaters. After seeing the movie I thought the movie fell short of what it appeared the trailers suggested and I would think that most critics and movie goers felt the same exact way as I. With that said the movie still delivered.
Triple 9: There is no limit what desperate men will do
Triple 9 came off as a heist thriller movie that was going to deliver a lot of action, sexy, crazy, cool and thrills based on the trailers. What we got instead was a very character driven movie with the heist being more of a subplot of the movie. It reminded me of my experience watching Deadpool. Started off very strong with action but from that point went into more of a character driven movie. Character driven is never a bad thing when you consider how strong the cast is.
Triple 9: Awesome Cast
The acting was amazing enough to have me engaged the entire movie. Triple 9 really had the feel of Training Day which landed Denzel Washington an Oscar. The only problem with that is their was really no one in the movie that was as engaging as Denzel despite the great acting. Chitewel Ejifor's character could have been the Denzel of the movie but then again Anthony Mackey's character was just as engaging. Of course Denzel is one of the greats so seeing a similar performance should not be expected.
Here is a little breakdown to what you can expect from this awesome cast and the roles they play in Triple 9.
Jeffrey Allen: OG Cop that doesn't trust anyone
Michael Atwood: Weakness is family & the bad guy knows this
Marcus Belmont: Corrupt cop with a conscious
Irina Vlaslov: Corrupt cops worse nightmare
Gabe Welch: Can't do what the corrupt cops tell him to do
Chris Allen: Good cop caught in the middle of corruption
At the end of the day if you liked Training Day (which I loved) you will enjoy this movie. Corrupt cops that got caught up to deep in their own corruption.....will they survive or not? Finding out was definitely worth the price of admission in my opinion.
Triple 9 is in theaters now! 8 out of 10
Triple 9: Synopsis
In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge.