SECURITY (Theatrical Release Philippines 2017)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

Security needs script rework for flow. The storyline is jerky and falls flat at several critical junctures in its story. While it places Lillian Blankenship in a favorable light that shows her talent, it does not do the same for Ben Kingsley due to his sophistication that is far beyond what this role requires. Kingsley’s character requires a Jean Reno, Robert Knepper, or Don Johnson casting. Kingsley operates more on the level of an Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, or Joe Pesci. This film has potential not fully realized; it doesn’t have everything in place that makes it a box office hit.

Storyline

United States Marine Captain Eduardo ‘Eddie’ Deacon (Antonio Banderas) needs a job, any job, to provide for his family. He finally lands a security position at a local mall. The adventure is on after he permits after-hour mall access to a young girl pleading for haven from unknown assailants.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Alain Desrochers for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Shi Jianxiang, Avi Lerner, and Steven Paul for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Charlie (Ben Kingsley), Vance (Liam McIntyre), Dead Eyes (Cung Le), Jamie (Katherine de la Rocha), Mason (Chad Li), Johnny Wei (Jiro Wang), Ruby (Gabriella Wright), Administrator (Shari Watson), Lead Official (John Strong), Uncle Will (Andrew De La Rocha), SUV Agrent #1 (Mark Basnight), SUV Agent #2 (Atanas Srebrev), SUV Agent #3 (Steven Baduske), Patrol Car Cop (Ivailo Dimitrov), and Agent Rodriguez (Anurag Biswas).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. An Antonio Banderas fan will get an eyeful of Banderas, but it is not his best film.

Ben Meyers

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