Plan A (2021) Movie Review ‘Great Historical Drama’

Plan A – Great Historical Drama

 

Director: Doron Paz, Yoav Paz

Writer: Doron Paz, Yoav Paz (Screenplay)

Starring: Sylvia Hoeks, Michael Aloni, August Diehl, Nikolai Kinski, Milton Welsh, Oz Zahavi

Plot: In 1945, a group of Jewish holocaust survivors planned to poison the water system in Germany. The film tells the dangerous and bold secret-operation which was called – Plan A.

Runtime: 1 Hour 49 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Plan A starts as we meet Max (Diehl) a man that lost everything in the holocaust meeting a group of British soldiers who help him after as they go in search for the war criminals, before sending Max on his way to meet the fellow Jewish survivors, looking to get back on their feet in a nation torn to shreds.

Max meets another secret group of survivors, with Ana (Hoeks) who has saved him in the past, the group is planning their own revenge on the nation, with Plan A, an idea to poison the water system in Germany, now we see how they look to get this done.

Thoughts on Plan A

Characters & Performances – Max is a Holocaust survivor, he was the only one from his family to survive, finding himself in the woods, desperate for food, in the aftermath of the war, he sees how the British were looking to kill the former soldiers, before meeting fellow survivors who are planning their revenge. He must prove his worth to the group, using his natural artistic skills to make this a reality. August Diehl does a great job in the leading role, he will bring the pain of his experiences with the desperate hope of trying to move on. Ana is a member of the group looking to get their revenge on the Germans that never stopped the Nazis, she has been through the same levels of pain, losing her family in the bids to escape. Sylvia Hoeks like August brings all the pain to her performance, with them both showing just how much they have been through. When it comes to the supporting cast, we get to meet the fellow survivors that have lost everything, blinded by the revenge they want to inflict on people, as well as the German people that are trying to get on with their lives, like nothing happened.

StoryThe story here follows a survivor of the Holocaust, as he looks to find a purpose in his life after losing everything, he sees the revenge on the soldiers, before getting drawn into a secret group looking to get revenge on the people who just stood and watch everything happen, as the group plan a retaliation that would kills millions. When it comes to any story from the war, we know we are going to be seeing people that have been through extreme amounts of pain, grief and loss, revenge will be something that drives them, with this plan being one that could only make things worse. This will end up falling into the stories that might have been, anyone who knows their history, would know they never succeeded in this plan.

ThemesPlan A is an interesting historical drama, showing us how people would have searched for a form of revenge on people they believe didn’t help them during the Holocaust, it shows a plan to get revenge having a thrilling side to seeing how they put the plan together.

Plan A is on premium digital 3 September and DVD 13 September from Signature Entertainment.

Final Thoughts Plan A is a great historical thriller that is filled with all the pain the survivors would have been through.

ABC Film Challenge – 90s Movies – E – Boomerang (1992) Movie Review

We are under E for star Eddie Murphy.

Director: Reginald Hudlin

Writer: Barry W Blaustein, David Sheffield (Screenplay) Eddie Murphy (Story)

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Robin Givens, Halle Berry, David Alan Grier, Martin Lawrence, Grace Jones, Geoffrey Holder

Plot: A successful executive and womanizer finds his lifestyle choices have turned back on him when his new female boss turns out to be an even bigger deviant than he is.


Tagline – A Player Who’s About To Be Played.

Runtime: 1 Hour 57 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Boomerang starts as successful executive Marcus (Murphy) has built up the reputation for getting the job done in the office and in the bedroom, with his two colleagues Gerard (Grier) and Tyler (Lawrence) always believing he is a master.

When Marcus gets a new boss in Jacqueline (Givens) who he wants to add to his collection of women, only she isn’t what he was expecting, not falling for his normal tricks and turns the tables on Marcus, treating him just like he has been treating women for years.

Thoughts on Boomerang

Characters & Performances – Marcus is a marketing executive in a company about to be bought out, he expects to stay in control after it happens, where he can continue to work on his womanizing ways, having it all down as an art form. He gets caught up in the opposite end of the games when he meets his match in his new boss, finally learning how to feels to be used and dumped. Eddie Murphy does do a good job in this role, it was a style of film that we wouldn’t have normally seen back in the early 1990s, where he gets the lead role without a problem. Jacqueline is the new marketing manager that takes over from the role Marcus believes he is getting, he sees Marcus like Marcus has seen women before, wanting to have him when she wants, while continuing on her own work, turning the tables on him, showing us a strong business woman. Robin Givens is great in this role showing the strength in a male dominated world. Angela is bought into the company with Jacqueline and brings a girl next door nature about her, one that Marcus puts aside with one of his friends, her artistic nature helps keep her interested in other things in life, showing Marcus there is more to life than just sex. Halle Berry is fun in this role, showing us a nice calm nature in a nicer person out of the three. Gerard and Tyler are the best friends that have a completely different look at how love should be found, often wondering why Marcus hasn’t got what he has been looking for.

StoryThe story here follows a marketing executive that finds himself having the table turned on him by his new boss, leading to him needing to make the decision on what he wants next in life. This is a clever story idea, as we have always seen the womanizing male figures, but having one having the tables turned against by a stronger woman, gives us the chance to see how the man would feel being used. We tackle the friendships between lifelong friends who are interested in the same woman and showing us just how one person can learn the bigger life lesson about how to treat people with respect. It does get delivered well throughout making this an entertaining watch for all.

ThemesBoomerang is a romantic comedy that will turn the tables on a womanizer, giving us a look at how people will look to find love before letting their ways stopping them enjoying the best part of life. The New York setting shows us just how hectic life can become for anyone that is trying to find a career, as always showing us just how difficult love can be to find in a world where you could meet more people each day.

 

Boomerang is an enjoyable romantic comedy, which shows that Eddie Murphy was once one of the best leading men in the business.