This soon-to-be released movie stars Owen Wilson as an American who moves with his family to some small country in Southeast Asia just down the river from Vietnam. He arrives with his wife and 2 children just in time for a political coup where the rebels would kill anyone who was not attired like them – baggy clothes, bandana covering ones nose and mouth – especially Americans. This of course puts a target right on new employee for large American corporation that is perceived as controlling the country by controlling the purification of its water supply. Owen Wilson with his blond hair and slight Texas drawl becomes the target that the rebels especially want to kill.
The rebels go to such lengths to eliminate Wilson and his family that one would think that there was some reason other than the fact that he is one of the newest employees for the American company, but there isn’t. The movie is big on action scenes and very light on plot. Unfortunately the action scenes are predictable in set up, outcome, and style.
Fortunately, I went to a free screening of this movie so I did not have to pay for the ticket. Unfortunately, I sat through the entire movie hoping it would get better. It did not.
My Verdict: although this movie does not open for another week, I would still wait to see it when it comes out on DVD or on Demand and I would still see it a friend’s house so someone else is paying for the rental.