Movie Review: ‘The Rhythm Section’

February 5, 2020 at 7:50 am | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

The Rhythm Section is your classic “train them to be a weapon” trope movie with a woman who finds purpose in revenge after losing everything. It doesn’t really do anything new, but it does do a good job at telling a story.

One thing I really liked about this movie is that it feels very grounded. By that I mean it’s not a Jason Bourne or Mission Impossible movie with over the top action or insane fighting abilities. The people in this movie struggle in a fight and it often results in an on the floor struggle rather than some beautifully choreographed fight. Furthermore, the main character isn’t some star pupil who becomes a super spy ninja assassin. She’s a person who struggles and pushes herself. She’s not great at anything, but she’s willing to try and she puts herself out there. On top of all that, she never blindly falls into belief or gets stuck in a narrow field of focus. Through the entire story, she stays aware and questions things. Is this the right thing to do? Can I trust this person?

While this movie won’t win any awards and certainly doesn’t push the envelope, it does do a great job at telling a character story. It’s not about action or intricate mind blowing twists. Instead, this movie focuses on the main character and her personal journey on this road of sadness, despair, revenge and rebirth. One thing I did not know is that this movie is based on a book. While I’m sure the book is way better, if you’ve never read the book, you have a good chance of enjoying this movie. I can’t speak for anyone who has read the book first as this movie might be a huge let down in how much they washed the story down to fit into a visual 109 minute narrative. But if you like character stories, this is worth checking out.

So, if you find yourself bored and want to see something on the big screen, The Rhythm Section is worth your consideration. It’s not a must see on the big screen, but it’s not a waste of money either. I give it a four out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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