Oh boy….. Here I go.
The Rhythm Section is an action drama starring Blake Lively as Stephanie, a woman who is veering down a path of self-destruction after a tragic plane crash kills her family. When Stephanie is found by a journalist and told that this wasn’t an accident, she soon embarks on a quest to seek revenge. It sounds like it would be a good story for a movie but it’s a slow burner of a movie with probably the worse wigs I’ve seen on screen and to hear that Lively broke her hand making a movie this bad. Ugh….
The film stars Jude Law as “B”, an ex-spy who is training her for this mission and Sterling K Brown as Serra, an information broker that she is using to gather information on the person that killed her family. The film is directed by Reed Morano and the script is written by Mark Burnell who is the author of the book by the same name. It’s pretty much a predictable spy drama with slow pacing, sub-par action, and a bland ending.
The trailers make it look like it’s going to be a cross between Jason Bourne and James Bond but it fails to hit on what it was trying to accomplish. The offsetting use of cinematography and songs didn’t seem to fit into a few particular scenes. Overall, it’s a typical January/February movie, release it to theaters in hopes to make a few bucks.
This is a movie that you can wait for it to appear at your local Redbox or on cable. I was hoping for more out of this film but it’s just misfires at the end. The Rhythm Section opens in theaters on Friday, January 31st.