There is everything, like in those prefabricated houses, to put on a show according to the 200 million dollars it cost the gray manthe most expensive production in Netflix history, with the directors of Avengers: End of the gameY Ryan Gosling Y Chris Evans in front of the cast. And even if you sometimes notice the concrete between the bricks, it’s an action movie, a spy movie with touches of comedy that doesn’t disappoint.
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With many, many of the James Bond films, the same number as Jason Bourne’s – who has already stolen Agent 007 – and something of Ethan Hunt that Tom Cruise composes in the saga of Mission Impossiblethe new of brothers Anthony and Joe Russo is an action cataract, with well-choreographed sequences, both from the many hand-to-hand fights and from the endless shootings, as well as from the director of photography Stephen F. Windon, the Australian of all Fast & Furiousfrom 4 to the last, and to what follows.
Don’t get off the train … The tram sequence is one of the most spectacular. Netflix photos
Whether you are in Bangkok, Vienna or Prague –the gray man It has nothing to envy to the film sagas we talked about at the beginning, there are scenes, the so-called action scenes that are worth the subscription value for one, two and even three different addresses.
Ryan Gosling, with that impassiveness we encountered in Drive, close to nihilism, is an ex-con that Fitzroy, a former CIA chief (Billy Bob Thornton), pulled out of prison many years ago to recruit him as a black counter- secret. operational unit. He will be one of the “gray men” who do things outside the legal limits. He will be Sierra Six (no, not 007, not 006).
The film has a record of nine action scenes.
But if he doesn’t have a license to kill, he will do so at the request of Fitzroy’s deputy chief, Carmichael (Regé-Jean Page). And when she finds out something she doesn’t like, well, Sierra Six will rebel, knowing that she is putting her life at risk.
So much so that the CIA (re) hires Lloyd Hansen, another former Sierra, who has been left out of operations for his macabre pleasure in torture (Chris Evans, mustache and designer clothes) to take him out.
An evil that generates mistrust
Chris Evans is a heartless killer who likes torture. A role diametrically opposite to that of Captain America.
Another point in favor of the film is that the mind, the villain here, is not a madman who wants to take over the world or put an end to it, but is an entrenched member in power behind the state, the executive of the CIA (Regé -Jean Page from Bridgertonwhich is precisely among the many candidates to replace Daniel Craig in the role of James Bond), so much so that the (in) usual distrust of institutions has a face, a name and a surname.
Ana de Armas, who is an agent again, as in the latest James Bond film, alongside Ryan Gosling.
And another, is that after the small part they gave him in the last Bond, there is no time to dienow Cuban Ana de Armas is given another role as a secret agent, but with more tasks, whether it’s shooting down a helicopter or saving the anti-hero in an Audi.
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There are some really amazing sequences (the one with the plane, the one with the tram) that would certainly look better on the big screen of a cinema (Netflix released the film in US theaters a week ago, something no network wanted to do here). to see if they recognize, or remember in Claire’s face, the girl in the cast, Julia Butters, the girl who Once upon a time … in Hollywood made Rick Dalton, Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, cry.
It does not matter. Here what you need to do is keep your eyes fixed on the LCD screen, relax and enjoy. It is an action, made up of fights, explosions, shootings and some gags. It won’t be original, but it’s fun.
“The gray man”
Action. United States, 2022. Original title: “The gray man”. 126 ‘, SAM 13. Of: Antonio and Joe Russo. With: Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Regé-Jean Page, Billy Bob Thornton. Available in: Netflix.
Paul O. Scholz