ABC Film Challenge – Action – P – The Prince (2014) Movie Review

Director: Brian A Miller

Writer: Andre Fabrizio, Jeremy Passmore (Screenplay)

Starring: Jason Patric, Bruce Willis, John Cusack, Jessica Lowndes, Gia Mantegna, Rain, 50 Cent, Don Harvey

Plot: When his daughter is kidnapped, a retired assassin is drawn back into the life he gave up. To rescue her, he must confront his former rival.

Tagline – Mercy is for the weak.

Runtime: 1 Hour 33 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: The Prince starts when a mild-mannered former assassin Paul (Patric) known as ‘The Prince’ goes in search of his daughter Beth (Mantegna) he finds her roommate Angela (Lowndes) who joins in in New Orleans after Beth gets caught up in a drug ring.

Paul reappearance has led to Omar (Willis) putting everything he has to get revenge on Paul for killing his wife and daughter, leading to us see if Paul can save his daughter and make it out alive.

Thoughts on The Prince

ThoughtsThe Prince is a revenge thriller that shows a lethal assassin going in search for his daughter, only to find a target on his back because of what he did in a previous life. The way Paul goes on the hunt for his daughter, shows the ruthless nature he could show, while maintaining the everyday persona he has created in everyday life. The different sides to everything going on shows us just how easily someone can get dragged back into the criminal world, only we could have seen a lot more from what Omar was all about, as his main assassin Mark has plenty of quirks to how he operates, only we don’t dive into them when it comes to the kills. When it comes to performances Jason Patric is the strongest out of the big three named stars, with Bruce Willis and John Cusack lacking the impact they could have had, as Willis seems to be struggling in the villain roles. The action itself is by the book when we get it, a few shots here and there, nothing landmark in the action sequences, be it how they a choreographed or location based.

Final Thoughts The Prince is a by the book action film that is an easy watch.

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