21 Bridges , Two Hollywood films released in Indonesian theaters today, Saturday (23/11/2019). There’s an unusual love story in The Good Liar as well as a dark New York police tale in 21 Bridges. The following is the list and synopsis: The Good Liar The Good Liar tells the story of online dating sites that are often an alternative for some people, including Roy. The man who is an accomplished con man managed to get close to Betty, a rich widow with abundant wealth.
However, the relationship between the two received a strong response from Betty’s family, who suspected Roy had evil intentions. While starting a mission and communicating intensely with Betty, it turns out that Roy is in love. Roy, who can actually carry out his mission with ease, has to go through a life path that could be tough in the future. The cast that joined included Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey, Johannes Haukur Johannesson, Jim Carter, Mark Lewis Jones, and Michael Culkin. The Good Liar is directed by Bill Condon and screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher.
Besides The Good Liar, Bill Condon is the director of the films Hermana,. 21 Bridges 21 Bridges tells the story of Andre Davis (Chadwick Boseman) always remembers one dark incident of his childhood. His father who was a police officer of the New York Police Department died in an assignment.
This made Davis determined to continue his father’s struggle as a cop, and of course to hunt down the killer. He grew up to be an ambitious cop and was quite accomplished. Until one day, someone called that there was a robbery. Instead of catching the robbers, eight policemen were actually killed in the raid. Some of the police presumed, including Davis, that the robbers would soon leave New York. Davis and his team must act immediately.
They sealed New York by closing 21 Bridges, three river lanes and railways to catch the murderers. As the case unfolds, gradually a big conspiracy opens up connecting Davis’s past with his current state. 21 Bridges is under the direction of director Brian Kirk and screenwriter Adam Mervis. This 99-minute film is under the auspices of the production studio VVS Films.
The players other than Chadwick Boseman include Sienna Miller, Stephan James, Keith David, Taylor Kitsch, J.K. Simmons. In addition to this film, Brian Kirk is the director.
The father is a figure who is generally used as a role model for his child, – until finally the child idolizes the father, to the extent of his job profile.
This happened to Andrew Davis (Chadwick Boseman), who had to let go of his father, one of the police officers who died at the hands of a drug addict.
Since then, little Drew dreams of continuing in his father’s footsteps, eradicating drug trafficking in Manhattan. Until finally he sat in a strategic position in the police.
However, Drew’s career path is full of bad reports in which, he was sentenced to be too light-handed. Yep, Drew did not hesitate to finish off the drug dealers, who had been his prey since the beginning.
But as it turned out, the provocative warning had a hidden purpose, which made Drew even more suspicious. Until a case of robbery of pure cocaine in a very large number by two (2) ex-military personnel, it became the starting point for the discovery of the drug syndicate that had been running in Manhattan.
Apart from Drew who grew up in a police family, several other main characters don’t really get a portion about their past. Starting from how the story of Michael (Stephan James) and Ray (Taylor Kitsch) who are military veterans turned into a bounty hunter, agent Frankie Burns (Sienna Miller) who becomes Drew’s colleague from the Narcotics division, to police captain McKanne (JK Simmons) the Kapolsek.
In my opinion, apart from selling a very interesting storyline, this film puts the biggest burden on Boseman’s shoulders (Black Panther, Avenger and 42) as the main protagonist.
The brilliant performance was presented by Stephan James, who succeeded in visualizing the psychology of a person who was actually good-hearted, but was forced to commit a criminal act.
21 Bridges Movie Review
Unfortunately, the main actress, Sienna Miller, did not seem to be able to keep up with Boseman in several action scenes. Like how to hold a gun, also a cautious expression that should be the hallmark of a policeman.
Visual & Audio
Manhattan landscape at night as the background of this film, is presented quite well by the director, Brian Kirk. Likewise the use of public areas such as subway stations and Chinatowns during the chase scene between Drew and Michael.
In my opinion, there is nothing special about the audio. Most commonly heard only the explosion of firearms and the roar of a car engine during a chase scene. In contrast, the selection of the soundtrack is very touching, especially at the beginning of the film where Drew’s father is given his last respects, and at the end of the film when Drew walks away from the scene.
The story of the film 21 Bridges has indeed made Manhattan the setting. But it is not impossible, it also happens around us. There are many very deep special messages conveyed by this film, especially for law enforcers around the world.
Even if there are parts of the film’s story that don’t make sense to me. Most I remember, related to Drew’s ignorance, about things organized massively, around his work environment. In fact, he made drug cases as his target.
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