Searching for a movie with a good balance of both thriller and action? Look no further because “Peppermint” is the right movie for you.
I didn’t bother trying to guess what this one was about because the flyers and trailer already said a bit about its storyline. The hype before the movie was also on point and it created the right buzz ahead of time, which made a lot of people flock to the cinema upon its release.
It was so nice to watch such a movie with a sweet story line and what I like to call a ‘’comeback movie’’for Jennifer Garner who played the role of “Riley”.
The movie was a simple story of a woman who sought revenge for the death of her family. It was a nice action movie with loads of stunts and chase, simple costumes and a few basic locations.
The movie started off with the scene where Riley was taking her daughter home from school; it was her birthday and she had invited all her class mates to come over. Along the line, a rival in her class decided to fix a hangout at her own home that same day; everyone went over to hers instead of Riley’s daughter’s birthday party. By the time her mother got home, she was furious that no one turned up so Riley decided to take the family to the park to have some fun; this was when the movie entered a whole new dimension.
That night, her husband and daughter were killed by some bad guys, but she was lucky to have escaped.On getting to the court to testify against the guys, she found out that the whole system was corrupt – from the judge, lawyers, the FBI Agent, down to the normal foot soldiers. Everyone was working for the drug cartel boss and no one could act or take action. The sad aspect of this movie was that they also framed her as insane so that they could get rid of her completely upon arrival at the mental institute. But, she was lucky to have vanished while en-route. She returned on the 5th anniversary of the death of her family and began killing everyone that had a hand in her family’s murder.
The best scene for me was when she killed the cartel boss.I enjoyed this movie from start to finish and I am sure you will.
It was an ‘’okay’’ movie and action packed as well, even thoughthere were some totally unrealistic scenes which just didn’t add up.
Presently,Peppermint is still struggling in the box office despite being certain viewer’s choice.
Regardless of the above stated, this movie still gets a 7/10.
Cast: Jennifer Garner, Richard Cabal, John Gallagher Jr. , Juan Pablo Raba, Annie Ilonzeh, John Ortiz
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Director: Pierre Morel
Ratings: R (for strong violence and language throughout)
Written by: Chad St. John
Runtime: 102 minutes
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