Peppermint Movie Review

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Release Date  : 28/09/2018

Genre              : Action, Thriller

Cast                 : Jennifer Garner, John Oritz, Method Man

Director          : Pierre Morel

Duration         : 1 hrs 42 mins

Language        : English

Now, just like any other action flick, you expect an actress of Jennifer Garner’s caliber to land mighty blows and pull off surreal action sequences. Woman loses family and purpose in life; makes revenge the centre of it and boom…vengeance comes on a platter! The film is directed by Pierre Morell, who earlier made the very entertaining District 13 and the original Taken. The portrayal of a fractured justice system is an area where the film could actually have scored some points.

Riley Smith (Jennifer Garner) is not your typical lady from the posh neighbourhoods of Los Angeles; She watched her husband and daughter get gunned down by gang members who were never convicted for their crimes; five years later, she returns to Los Angeles with one goal: to kill every man she holds responsible for her family’s murder. Not surprisingly, then, there’s a lot of bloody, even grisly violence as Riley seeks her vengeance. She shoots, stabs, and tortures her victims. She methodically delivers her personal brand of justice.

Riley’s character is beefed up enough to put up a stellar show. ‘Peppermint’ is one of those movies that is riddled with crucial twists and turns in the diegesis come from a dangerous territory. The antagonist of the film, Diego Garcia, is is a constant reminder of Bollywood villains  from the 80s and 90s. You can also expect a ton of strong language, mostly “f–k” and “s–t,” visuals of drugs, and some drinking. Better watch it when aired on TV.