The Fall of the House of Butler
If you don’t have money, you have an idea. If we don’t have ideas either, we have Gerard Butler, always ready to help in the role of monolith who took himself a monomyth, and who did not hesitate to endorse the cap of the co-producer – after all, one is never better served than himself. This time, good Gerard starts in the footsteps of his wife, played by Jaimie Alexander (blind spot), reportedly disappeared after urinating at a gas station. And it is probably impossible to increase this pitch without giving it a greater dimension than the whole scenario.
There is no trick in sales, no matter how wrong it may be: we found Butler in lower occiput protective modeincluding his expression as a mussel in post-stroke remission, his love of herbal tea with gonadal extract, and his metaphor. red neck based on gasoline. This time he doesn’t even look like a typical secret service agent The fall of the White House and its consequences, neither a cruel policeman, nor even a muscular ephebe in a short skirt: he is an Everyman closer to his role in not being ashamed. Greenlandincluding marital problems.
The problem is that the formula here is reduced to the lowest common denominator: Gerard Butler issingle lightning rod in a rickety scenario. His hero has only one track to follow, the twists can be counted on the knuckles of the middle finger and the introduction flashforward, next where the Mission: Impossible 3 pass for a masterpiece of finesse, is more of an admission of impotence than a tension enhancer.
it economy of effect would have made the film attractive if he shows sincerity, but no actor wants you to believe it. Neither Russell Hornsby as a suspicious cop, nor Ethan Embry in the role of the more suspicious Knuckles, nor Cindy Hogan or Bruce Altman playing the parents have enough fuel in the engine to generate the least intensity.
Sif, a house cleaner who even loses the color of her cheeks
300 shades of soft
With its scenario more barren than the Sahel, The Lost must shoot the film in fake the length of a feature film. On this level at least, it’s a festival. The loss scene, literally the cause of the film, is more dilated than the cocaine pupiltrying to play the card of a terrible irony that creates as many palpitations as a drop of caffeine diluted to 15CH.
We are then treated to long minutes of Gerard trying to compete with Rocky by shouting his Lisa’s name, a story of taking advantage of his motor oil greased vocal chords. middle road, The Lost painfully reached the point where it should have started, if the film had continued … But between the usual disbelief that extended the first interrogations, the nonsense lines crudely inserted right in the middle of the dialogues attached to the boring shots and reverse shots, the artificial setbacks… the elasticity of the investigation is so stretched that a tightrope walker can claim to break the world record.
“I’m looking for Sonic’s friend”
And if expanding on the present isn’t enough, there’s always the good old trick of flashbacks, all stemming from one and the same couple’s argument interspersed with awkward interludes. The Lost middle of the road meta artistic performance of emptiness and a rib-eye steak that, stripped of its fat, would not satisfy an anorexic rat. In a backfiring WTF moment, the movie is a trampled brainwave. Although he tried an alternative montage at his peak, he only managed, by following the arithmetic rule of multiplying zero, to square its void tenfold.
Above all, The Lost SHOWS hideous chick in action. And since it’s not as if these scenes have prompted any technical investment here, we know that their rarity is due to a severe lack of spares ready to form their bridges in the nose. In fact, recruitment difficulties do not save one…
That Butler doesn’t spend his time beating around the bush could mean something about his character as an ordinary person, whether it’s prejudice or even an attempt to deconstruct his image of the nag through in a bad balance of power. But no, the good Gerard soon returns to his comfortable posture of the contented hero, revealing that the ordinary nature of his main role a very good excuse not to offer anything.
La Disparue will be available on Amazon Prime Video from August 1, 2022