ABC Film Challenge – Thriller – R – Road to Paloma (2014)

Director: Jason Momoa

Writer: Jason Momoa, Robert Homer Mollohan, Jonathan Hirschbein (Screenplay)

Starring: Jason Momoa, Lisa Bonet, Lance Henriksen, Sarah Shahi, Wes Studi, Robert Homer Mollohan

 

Plot: Wolf, a Native American on the run after avenging his mother’s murder, flees across the desolate American West on his motorcycle, where he’ll discover that justice has a cost.


Tagline – On the road. On the run.

Runtime: 1 Hour 31 Minutes

 

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Nice Thriller

 

Story: Road to Paloma starts after Wolf (Momoa) has taken the law into his own hands and murdered the man that murdered his mother, he is on the run now with his motorbike and stranger Cash (Mollohan) joining him.

With the FBI and the native American police searching for Wolf, he goes into hiding for as long as possible, can he live the rest of his life on the run?

 

Thoughts on Road to Paloma

 

Characters – Wolf is a Native America that has committed murder in an act of revenge, he is respected within the community, but still does on the run from the law, we see his good nature towards people and how he tries to teach Cash about the mistakes he is making with his life. Cash is the reckless musician that Wolf lets join him on the journey, his behaviour does get him in trouble as he learns from Wolf. We get to see the law who are after Wolf as we see how they are trying even though they are going down dead ends in the search. We also meet the people who are helping Wolf along the way.

PerformancesJason Momoa takes the lead role, director and writing responsibilities on this film, the new Aquaman has drawn the attention since his Game of Thrones role and in this film, we get to see he can handle the more serious natured films. The rest of the cast are good for the scenes we are seeing them in which is good to see.

StoryThe story follows a Native America that is on the run from the law after murdering the man that murdered his mother. We get to follow his journey, see how different people are reacting to the crime with the Native Americans supporting him because of lack of support when crimes against them are committed. This does help show the message about all crimes should be treated the same over how they are in this film. the journey itself does show how good-natured Wolf is and how he will watch out for his own kind. The hunting for him does get slightly repetitive as it is cop sees person of interest asks questions moves on.

ThrillerThis film does keep you wondering if Wolf can escape the law, we are rooting for him through the film which is always good for a thriller.

SettingsFor the settings we get to see the beautiful backdrops which would bring us to the native lands showing us how they are still one with nature with their own beliefs.


Scene of the Movie –
The journey shots.

That Moment That Annoyed Me Cops searching.

Final ThoughtsThis is a good thriller that keeps us in the tone of the worlds, Jason Momoa shows us just why we need to take him seriously in the world of film.

 

Overall: Jason Momoa spotlight film.

Rating

 

 

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