The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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Redeemed by the always mesmerizing Fiorentino.
Writer/director Kari Skogland clearly has an agenda - the film is vehemently anti-gun - resulting in incredibly obvious and preachy instances of dialogue and a ham-fisted approach to the storyline.
A ripe-on-the-vine concept married to strident execution. There's thought here, but Liberty is marred by vague, freshman directorial touches.
Wesley Snipes plays a man seeking revenge for the death of his daughter in a high school shooting incident. He calls himself Joe and takes a hostage Liberty (Linda Fiorentino of Last Seduction), the wife of the `evil' gun manufacturer (Oliver Platt), who, in this movie, is a mega-corporation that has every politician in the USA in its pocket. He has her cuffed to a hot-dog stand in a park which contains a bomb that is set to blow if her cell phone he is communicating to her on dies and plans on killing anyone that approaches her with the sniper-rifle he has pointed at her from a nearby building (am getting flashbacks of phone booth here)
Linda Fiorentino is gorgeous but the anti-gun stance was weak, I would have expected some intelligent dialog somewhere. Nevertheless it deserves praise for trying to make a statement about guns, gun control, and violence.
This thriller is like The Negotiator and Phone Booth about the vengeance of the mysterious caller onto a heiress to and co-president of America's largest gun manufacturing corporation.
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