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Ava (2020)

Ava (2020)


Jessica Chastain
John Malkovich
Geena Davis
Colin Farrell

Directed by Tate Taylor

The movie starts off well, we get a taste of how badass she can be and her own twist to the killing of her clients. She was weird and that for me made me think I was in for a ride, but then after the first two murders, the movie just went down hill from there. It focused more on unneeded drama than the needed action and suspense.
Ava is a film that wasted so much talent to deliver a bland movie. It has many action scenes that reminded me of Charlize Theron’s Atomic Blonde (2017), but the story was not as captivating or as inviting as that of Atomic Blonde (2017). I am tempted to call this an Atomic Blonde (2017) wannabe, but there were many reasons why it does not feel as such, one major reason is the useless drama this movie has wound up around its assassin.

The movie wasted too much time building so much emotional bridges between the lead Ava (Jessica Chastain) and her family + her past, that there was barely time to get pulled into the action.

The movie plot focuses on Ava an assassin who seems to be too curious for her own good. She is always wanting to know why she has to kill her clients, talking to them before killing them. Which made her a point of worry for her employers, things did not get better when a botched job almost got her caught or killed.
She is told to lay low for a while and that led her to go see her family. In the past she left home and joined the military, because of issues with drugs and alcohol. Her leaving home also meant she left many issues unresolved. Her return meant she has to face all these issues and possibly resolve them. Also her employers want her dead for the botched job and her unstable character.

Chastain was the main reason I saw this movie and even her acting could not save it. The movie also boast of a well brewed supporting cast in John Malkovich, Common, Geena Davis and Colin Farrell none did not help to make this movie worth the time I spent seeing it.

The movie is directed by Tate Taylor who also directed The Help (2011) and The Girl on the Train (2016). Here in this movie his hand on the steering wheel was pointed too much on drama than the action and needed suspense that would have made this movie worth recommending.

I do not see any reason why anyone should see this movie, it is not worth it at all.


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