The Perks of Being a Wallflower Review

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Book and Film Review

Book Synopsis

The book written by Stephen Chbosky follows 15 year old protagonist Charlie who has trouble socially, due to a troubled past that is revealed throughout the novel. He is writing letters to an unknown recipient, talking about his life in freshman year in high-school. He deals with unrequited love, sexuality, drug use, and mental health throughout his first year at high school. Unrequited love for his senior friend Sam, along with sexuality in the form of Sam’s step brother Patrick, who is going out with Brad, a closeted homosexual on the football team. Charlie also has his first encounter with drug use as he trips on LSD to be cool and mental health through the effects of his best middle friend committing suicide and his aunt dying in a car crash.

Film Synopsis

The film adaptation starring as Logan Lerman as Charlie, Ezra Miller as Patrick and Emma Watson as Sam, follows closely to the book as is also directed by Stephen Chbosky. The only major differences are Charlie teacher has a bigger role in the film. As in the book, he is mentioned as is supportive towards Charlie, but it never talks about his teaching style. Having Paul Rudd play the teacher though, obviously, the teacher was going to have a bigger role. Charlie’s sister being abused by boyfriend doesn’t play as a major point, although it is shown in the film. In a way, a major change is the tunnel scene where Sam stands up, as the song they are listening to is changed from Fleetwood Macs Landslide to David Bowie’s Hero creating a whole new meaning to the word infinite. The film also had Imagine Dragons Its time which was awesome.

Review

Both book and film are worth visiting as they deal with social issues everybody goes through during their adolescents. The book and film holding that nostalgic feeling but also that cringe-worthy moment of when you were younger. An example being, when Charlie is dared to kiss the prettiest girl in the room. Charlie sitting with his girlfriend Mary Elizabeth, played by Mae Whitman, chooses not to kiss her and kisses Sam instead causing everyone to resent him. It shows the perils of being a wallflower as he lying to himself in when he said yes to going out with Mary Elizabeth. Later, when he reveals his true feelings to Sam as she is leaving, she berates him for not acting earlier. The Perks of Being a Wallflower are being very good at observing things in a social situation, taking everything in the conversations around during you, allowing you to be able to judge things more rationally. Thus linking in with Carl Jung‘s theory of introversion/extraversion. Charlie portraying introversion as Patrick shows extraversion in dealing with life. Overall this book is good coming of age book, like the book The Wanderers by Richard Price dealing with taboo subjects and dealing with the trials you face when growing up.

Here links to some of my other book reviews:

Man Seeking Woman and The Last Girlfriend on Earth

Mortal Engines: Infernal Devices Book Review

Villains by Necessity Novel by Eve Forward Book Review

Ready Player One Book Review

Deadpool 2 Review

Deadpool 2 Review

Ryan Reynolds comes back for a more heartfelt violent sequel on par with the first one in my opinion. A more family-focused film as Deadpool discovers a new family.

Synopsis

Since the last film, Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) has been killing bad guys left, right and centre. However, this leads to them coming to his apartment and killing his girlfriend Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), leaving him wallowing in pity. He seeks comfort in his closest friends, acquaintances, from the X-men, Colossus (Stefan Kapičić) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hilderbrand).

They enrol him as an x-men trainee, joining them on a mission to stop a mutant child from killing the people who own his orphanage. After Deadpool stops the child, who calls himself Firefist (Julian Dennison), the child reveals how abusive his orphanage is, leading to Deadpool killing some carers from the orphanage. This lands them both in a jail specifically assembled for containing mutants and abolishing their superpowers.

In this prison, Deadpool tells Firefist he needs to make friends with the biggest guy in there rather than sticking around with him. There is a larger holding cell for the biggest prisoner which is later revealed to be a former X-Men enemy. The prison is attacked by Cable (Josh Brolin), a soldier from the future, looking to kill Firefist. Deadpool stops him for now and escapes the prison in the process.

Throughout the film, Deadpool keeps entering Heaven to see his dead wife. After falling in a frozen lake after fighting with Cable, he goes to the spirit side again, where she tells him Firefist important to him. Deadpool deciding he needs to protect Firefist from Cable because of this.

With Cable still after Firefist, Deadpool holds auditions for a mutant team to help him acquire Firefist who is being transferred to another prison, along with the larger cellmate. He assembles the team called X-Force, consisting of Bedlam (Terry Crews), Shatterstar (Lewis Tan), Zeitgeist (Bill Skarsgård), Peter (Rob Deleny) The Vanisher and Domino (Zazie Beetz). Bedlam controls electricity, Shatterstar an alien better than everyone else, Zeitgeist can spit acid, The Vanisher is invisible, Domino’s power is luck and Peter is just a normal guy up for the ride. They set out to catch the escort, however, only Domino and Deadpool make it, all the other dying in the process. Before Cable can kill Firefist he releases the biggest prisoner, Juggernaut who snaps Deadpool in half.

After releasing Juggernaut, Firefist and he go to the orphanage he was abused go kill the man who runs it. Cable comes to Deadpool in desperation revealing why he has to kill Firefist. As in the future, after Firefist kills the owner of the orphanage, he gets the lust for blood causing him to destroy the world. Along with Cables family. The funniest part of the film also happens at this point. Cable, Deadpool and Domino unite to go stop Juggernaut and Firefist. Cable agreeing to let Deadpool have 30 seconds with the kid to convince him not to kill anyone before Cable gets to kill Firefist. On the way, Deadpool asks for Colossus’s help after losing his friendship when he killed the people from the orphanage.

Cable, Deadpool and Domino arrive at the orphanage and begin a brawl with Juggernaut as Firefist goes after the owner. After pretty much getting destroyed, Colossus arrives and distracts juggernaut as Cable and Deadpool go after Firefist. They stop him from killing the owner as Deadpool takes a bullet for Firefist causing him to become good rather than evil.

Review

Deadpool

Deadpool is smarky, 3rd wall breaking self the whole way through creating some funny moments in the process. He alludes to Cable being Thanos and compares the similarities of Frozen’s ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman’ and ‘Popa can you hear me?’. The post-credits are also fun to watch as he goes back to save his girlfriend, Peter, kills the Deadpool in the film Wolverine: Origins and kill Ryan Reynolds after he says Green Lantern will excel his career.

Minor Characters

Deadpool offers some hilarious moments, especially after Deadpool in ripped in half and is growing his legs back. Every character has their moments including the taxi driver, Dopinder (Karan Soni), who wants to be a superhero with his superpower of courage. Deadpool’s best friend Weasel (T.J. Miller) who again delivers some damning insults, like when Deadpool has baby legs, saying it’s like a woman giving birth from her bum and giving up halfway through. Blind Al (Leslie Uggams) is not in much as the first but is still foul-mouthed as ever. Peter is also the real MVP as he is just some guy who answered an ad in a paper.

Cameos

They are loads of surprise cameo’s throughout also, including Bradd Pitt as the vanisher and Alan Tudyk as a redneck. There is also a host of X-Men cameos including Wolverine and most of the X-Men from the most recent franchise, as they try to stay away from the film. Juggernaut is completely CGI which is quite weird also.

Sequel?

I don’t think they’ll be a sequel of Deadpool specifically but they might be one of X-Force what would be highly entertaining.

8/10

Leave what you thought of the film below and how it compared to the first.

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Childish Gambino – This is America. Showing the background problems of America

Childish Gambino – This Is America. Exploring America’s problems with his controversial video

Why People Beleive This Video to be Controversial

There is heavy violence during this video, at one point Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) gunning down a whole choir. Along with the violence portrayed in the video, it’s also controversial due to the message it is stating. That America doesn’t realise that their county is falling apart because of the distractions around them.

Why his Video is So Clever

Synopsis of the Music Video

Childish Gambino is seen dancing through a warehouse where he is occasionally joined by dancing school children. He kills a South African man along with a choir in the process. While he is dancing with them there are various events going on in the background, from people rioting to police brutality. The video ends as you see Donald Glover running away down a dark alleyway.

What does the beginning mean?

At the beginning of the song, you may dance along with the Childish Gambino seeing it as a new dance craze and as the song is very catchy. The way he moves is like a jim crow caricature which you would only realise on another viewing.

The introduction to violence

However, the dancing along then ceases completely, as you see him kill a man sitting down with a bag of his head on a chair. As you shocked Childish Gambino does not react and keeps on dancing. He also lays the gun as a cushion not giving any thought to his victim. The video causing joy and horror for the person watching.

Why Childish Gambino guns down a choir?

He later shoots an entire choir, only to keep on moving, supposedly in reference to the 2015 murder of nine churchgoers by Dylann Roof in Charleston, South Carolina. Thus, the dance moves are just distraction to what’s really going on in the world. The gun he uses, sort of AK-47 kind of weapon, could be a signal to the rise of terror threats and the norm they have become.

Why he is dancing with children?

He dances with children after the devastating killings again like nothing is the matter. The children look happy and do not seem to care, this can be interpreted as children being desensitised to the events around them as they have experienced them so much. This is why they just dance. The children also may represent 40’s and 50s Harlem dancers which people would deem appropriate image for blacks at the time.

Why is he running?

Many have related this to the film Get Out, comparing this to the sunken place, a mental prison for black people.

What is happening in the background?

White Horse

At one a point, a white horse is ridden across the screen with a man covered from head to toe in all black. This seems to be a reference to the Bible and the white horse symbolising that death is coming. ‘A pale horse and the man that sat on him was death, and hell followed with him’. This alluding to the increasing media of police brutality.

Battered Cars

At the end of the music video, he dances like Michael Jackson does on top of a car. The cars are inexpensive and all have there hazard lights indicating a warning. The fact all the doors open may even symbolize all the people have been pulled over by police for no real reason. Others have claimed the cars age point to the stalled socioeconomic and political mobility” of black Americans. There was also similar cars in the 1922 Los Angeles riot.

People on their phones

You briefly see people on their phones, this due to the number of times you see video’s of police brutality on youtube, facebook etc.

Review

The video is controversial but for a good reason, asking if you would survive in America being black. Childish Gambino is a genius. His video asking us not to simply forget about #blacklifesmatter, the killing of black people by white people, police brutality and riots. He is providing a commentary on what is going on in the world, and what is going on in the world behind us that we are missing.

Let me know what you think of the video below.

5 Countries I’d like to visit

The top five Countries I’d like to Visit Before I Die

I still have loads of countries I want to visit in my lifetime and here are the 5 on the top of my list.

  1. Lichtenstein

    A little-known country, Lichtenstein is a place I would like to go because of its fairytale landscape. The Schloss Vadus is the main attraction as it sits in a range of forest looking upon the capital of Lichtenstein, Vadus. Schloss Vadus is a castle where the Prince of Lichtenstein lives, so isn’t open to the public. However, hopefully, he’d invite me round for some sandwiches. Lichenstein is Europe least visited country but has a great neutral history, the last military action they saw was the Austria-Prussian war. During the Austrian-Prussian war, they sent 80 soldiers to guard the Tyrolean border and returned with 81 troops, as they recruited another. What a great story that is and more people should visit Lichtenstein, as it is picturesque quiet country. I may visit Lichenstein when I travel to Switzerland in July!

  2. Brazil

    Home to one of the wonders of the world, Christ the Redeemer, which looks over the busy city of Rio De Janiero, Brazil has a lot to offer. Brazil would be a great place to explore, with its carnival atmosphere and sunny weather, they also have a mountain called the Sugar Loaf Mountain. Unfortunately, however, it isn’t a giant loaf of sugar. Brazil is also home of beaches and samba football, which I would love to experience. Showing the Brazilians my silky skills with a ball at my feet. Although Brazil has a massive crime and kidnapping rate, I still believe it to be a place I would to experience.

  3. Myanmar

    Having discovered this country through a PlayStation 2 game, Syphon Filter: Omega Strain, I have always wanted to travel here. Burma main religion is Buddhism, they hold many grand temples, such as the Ananda Temple and Shwedagon Pagoda. These temples were built 1000 of years ago, thus there is a vast history behind them. I’d love to travel in a hot air balloon and really take in the beautiful culture they have on display. It is a beautiful country, however, I’m against the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslim’s, the Rohingya Muslim’s are unable to vote and have fewer rights than other natives there. Hope for Rohingya Muslim has not been realised by Aung San Suu Kyi becoming a chancellor, she has however ignored the subject. The Dali LLama calling on her to do more.

  4. Jordan

    With greats sights like Petra (an ancient rock-cut city in a deep valley) and Amman (ancient ruins), there is a lot of things to do in Jordan. Jordan is said to be the safest place in the Middle East because of all the heritages sights and its overall friendliness. There is also the Dead Sea, where you cannot swim in it because of its famous hypersaline water so you can float the day away. The country is also run by King Abuddulah II who made ISIS poo themselves when he declared them at war with ISIS after they had killed a Jordan pilot. Jordan is a good country all around and would love to visit some of there world heritage sites.

  5. Isreal

    Another Middle Eastern country I would like to visit is Isreal. The most religious place a Christian, Jew and Muslim can go to due to The Temple of the Mount in Jerusalem. Near Jerusalem, there is also Bethlehem, in which Jesus was born which attracts Christian pilgrimages, and is many Christmas carols. I would like to visit the most religious place in the world and feel the importance it would it release. I would also like to visit the Holy Lands to see why everyone is fighting over it. I might even try to push an equal two-state solution while I was there. Israel still holding more power than over Palestinians, leaving them with little rights and setting up illegal settlements.

My top 5 countries I’d like to visit, leave a comment if you would like to go to these places 🙂

Man Seeking Woman and The Last Girlfriend on Earth

Man Seeking Woman /Last Girlfriend on Earth Review

Simon Rich brings his comedic outlook on dealing with relationships, from being in one to find one. Simon Rich writing and creating relatable material, it is must read if you even ever had a crush on someone. Simon books The Last Girlfriend on Earth and other love stories, is split into three chapters, boy meets girl, boy meets girl and boy loses girl. The TV show, on the other hand, follows singleton Josh played by Jay Baruchel, who has just broken up with his longtime girlfriend Maggie. The first series explores Josh getting over Maggie, the second season focuses on him seeking one particular girl and the final third series is about the relationship he is in. Both book and tv shows are a must read and watch. The first season being by far the funniest and best.

The Last Girlfriend and Other Stories – Best of the Bunch

Occupy Jen’s Street

This short story tells the tale of Otto who leads a protest against a girl called Jen who he has courted for a while. She has got into a relationship and Otta does not believe this to be fair, so he sets up camp outside her dorm and starts a protest. Otto demands are:

  • Jen must dump her current boyfriend and enter a long-term relationship with him
  • She must instantly fall in love with him
  • Become attracted to him physically
  • A general reduction in student loans

He gathers a following over the next couple of weeks even getting on national TV, however, it is too no prevail. The morality of the tale being you can protest and change many things, but not someone falling in love with you.

Cupid

This story is also used in the TV series, Series one, Episode 5, explaining why all the promoters get all the girls apparently. Zeus invites Cupid to Mount Olympus to question why everyone isn’t receiving love anymore, as only nightclub and vodka promoters along with bad people are getting love. This is due to Cupid hanging around in clubs rather than travelling the world. The tv show goes further than the story as Josh is set up with an attractive girl as Cupid feels bad about who he has been shooting arrows at.

The Last Girlfriend on Earth

After a viral epidemic hits the world, it leaves a shortage of girl and Leon is going out with one. She constantly being hit on by guys such as Bill Gates, Brad Pitt and Adam West! Leon’s girlfriend Kayla just brushes it off like everyone is not flirting with her while Leon sees that every guy is trying to get with her. This causing friction in their relationship.

Confidence

Another story used in the TV series is the confidence story. The confidence story follows a night in between Jack and a girl he has been dating Meg. When asked by Meg to define what they are, he finally has the confidence to say that they are boyfriend and girlfriend. Happy with his decision he goes in for a kiss only for her to freeze, then three sex aliens turn up behind him asking for him to have sex with him. The sex aliens have come to Jack as they have smelt the confidence on him. Jack ultimately rejects them as he not willing to cheat on his girlfriend, causing them to leave, although leaving there number. He shares this experience with his friend who the sex aliens had visited him 5 years ago when he first started going out with his girlfriend. This causes Jack to regret not having sex with them and fractically texts them to come back, even knowing they won’t comeback as they will not smell is desperation.

The Best Parts of Man Seeking Woman – TV Show

In Series one, episode 2, Man Seeking Woman takes the task of texting a girl after getting her number to a whole new level. Josh, his sister and his best friend, Mike (Eric Andre), prepare to send the one make or break text. They end up in a secret bunker environment with high ranking officials discussing how he should text this girl he met on the train. The statistics guy saying women love grammar and the use of emoji’s are up while Mike makes an impassioned speech about making her dick pic.

Series One, Episode 4, puts Josh in the position, everyone, has been in, the position of your friends setting you up with someone. Josh is invited to a dinner with his sister, her boyfriend and other couples. Noticing he is the only, singleton there until Maude arrives in which from the get-go, his sisters and other couples watch and wait to see if anything happens. After a while, they get bored off waiting for something to happen, and start shouting couple up to them in which they end running away from them together. The episode gets even funnier when Josh’s mam interrogates him over Maude when they are a thing. Going as far as using the internet to find out about Maude, asking if she knows the Stevenson’s just because she lives somewhere.

In his pursuit of Rosa (Rosa Salazar) his work friend who currently has a boyfriend, he decides to be a strong viable candidate for her if she does break up with her boyfriend. The media pursuing issues of him for running for Rosa boyfriend, which he denies although he clearly gaining favour by hanging around with her friends and going against some of her boyfriend’s policies such as not liking curry. More favour is gained as Rosa tells him how her boyfriend does not like trying new fancy places in which Josh shows at a really saying he believes boyfriends should take their girlfriends to fancy places. At this point, they are calling Rosa’s boyfriend to resign. His campaign ultimately fails as she is going out with Jesus Christ (Fred Armisen). Series 2, Episode 6

Another familiar situation people find themselves is when Josh’s new girlfriend Lucy (Kate Findlay) does not think Mike likes him in series 3, Episode 3. Josh invites them to hang out, the placing being an underground mine. Josh is however late, leaving Lucy and Mike alone in a mine together, with no mutual friend to make conversation between them. It gets worse when the mine explodes leaving them with no escape, the media sending in conversation starters for them. Mike is about to kill himself until Lucy begins to tell him revealing stories about Josh, such as him getting a boner during a class recital. They have a good time because of this but this leads to Mike becoming a whistleblower, revealing the all the embarrassing stories about Josh to the world.

Blaydon Race Please Sponsor Me

I’m doing the Blaydon Race

Here is a link to my donation page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/james-robinson64. If this doesn’t work there is a sponsor button at the bottom of my page along with texting just a £1 🙂

Why I am looking for Sponsorship?

I am a local runner looking to raise money for CashforKids. Cashforkids being a great charity improving communities for children around the country. I have run many events over the North East including The Great North Run, The Great North 10k, The Sunderland 10K and various others. I do not normally ask for money as I normally raise it through my own funds. However, I am asking people to donate whatever they can for this great cause. Anything will be appreciated, any size donation. And if the £100 target isn’t reached, I will make the amount up myself. To be fair, I like running anyways and wouldn’t ask for money for something I enjoy anyways but donations this time would be greatly appreciated as I may struggle to raise the funds myself.

Thanks, any amount is welcome.

What is the Blaydon Race?

The Blaydon Race is a 5.6 mile athletics race from Newcastle upon Tyne to Blaydon, in England, that is steeped in local tradition. It takes place on June 9th every year starting on Collingwood Street in Newcastle, heading west along Scotswood Road and finishing in Blaydon.

Here is a link to the charity I am supporting

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Avengers Infinity War Part One Review

Avengers Infinity War Review

It delivered

All the Marvel cinematic universe has been building to this, Thanos getting off his seat and showing what power he’s got to offer. With the likes of Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers coming together this is set to be a movie of epic proportions. Luckily I’m seeing it at midnight so I can avoid anyone spoiling it for me.

Oh and does Thanos show what power he has got.

Spoilers Ahead!

Quick Overview of what happened

From the get-go, Thanos displays his dominance making short work of the Hulk and killing Loki in the opening scene as he has space and power infinity stones at this point. The Hulk does escape however and makes it to earth to warn Tony Stark and Doctor Strange that Thanos is coming for the infinity stones. Thanos minions come for Doctor Strange’s time infinity stone, only they cannot get it as it cannot be released without Doctor Strange’s permission. Thus, he is taken onto the ship, to be brought to Thanos. Little does Corvus Glaive know is that he has also brought along with him Spiderman and Iron Man.

Back on earth, Steve Rogers and Co. narrowly save Vision from the other minions of Thanos Cull Obsidian and Ebony Maw. They prepare for the fight of their lives to stop Thanos getting Vision’s infinity stone in Wakanda. An epic battle ensues in which Steve Rogers, Black Panther, Black Widow, Bruce Banner in an iron suit, Falcon, War machine and Scarlet Witch hold of the alien army of Thanos, along with the Wakandan Army. They are later aided by Thor.

Before Thor comes to the aid of Steve Rogers and Co. he meets the Guardians of the Galaxy as saw in the ending of Thor Ragnorak. He tells them about the power of Thor and how he needs a powerful weapon to stop him. Him, Rocket and Groot go in such of making Thor another powerful hammer that can stand up to Thanos, while Gamorra, Starlord, Drax the Destroyer and Mantis travel to Knowhere where the colector holds one of the infinity stones. Thor creates a new hammer, Groot giving him an arm in the process and they travel to Wakanda for the last stand against Thanos.

Gamorra, Starlord, Drax and Mantis arrive at Knowhere where Thanos has already gained the reality infinity stone from the collector causing Gamorra to believe she has killed Thanos. Thanos sees that Gamorra still shows feelings towards him as she mourns when she believes he is dead. Thanos then takes Gamorra leaving the rest to find her again. Once with Thanos, Gamorra is forced to tell Thanos where the soul infinity stone is or her sister Nebula dies. She is the only one who knows where it is and had previously asked Starlord to kill her so Thanos would never find out where it is. He then travels to the planet where the soul infinity stone then sacrifices Gamorra to get it. There is also a cameo from Red Skull.

Having retrieved 4 out of 6 infinity stones, Thanos sets his sight on the time infinity stone which Doctor Strange still holds despite being captured by one of Thanos’ minions. Having killed Doctor Strange’s captor they travel to planet Titan in an effort to kill Thanos with the element of surprise on their hands. They come across Starlord and Co. who are in search for Gamorra not knowing she is dead yet. They battle Thanos on Titan briefly overcoming him, nearly relieving him of his infinity gauntlet, however, Thanos reveals he has killed Gamorra causing Starlord to lose his rag, and ruin the plan. Thanos shows his might by nearly killing Iron man until Doctor Strange gives up the stone for Tony Starks life.

The final stone is taken after Thanos arrives at the battle taking place at Wakanda. With the power he has already gained from his infinity gauntlet, he makes short work of the superheroes on his way to Vision. Scarlet Witch destroys the stone along with Vision, thinking that this stopped Thanos. However, Thanos then turns back time creating stone and Vision, then takes the mind infinity stone out of Vision killing him in the process. He now has a complete Infinity Gauntlet, Thor tries to stop him with his new God killing weapon planting it in his chest. Thanos whispers you should’ve aimed for my head as he clicks his finger causing half the people of the earth to fade away into dust. Including many of your favourite superheroes including Spiderman, Black Panther, Drax, Mantis, Groot, Rocket and Scarlet Witch.

Review

Maybe the best Marvel Cinematic Universe movie so far. There were so many deaths at the end, and you need to have watched most of the MCU for them to have a great impact. The film still has humour throughout and all the characters show chemistry on screen together. Starlord and Thor’s interactions being humorous as Starlord is jealous of him. The epic war scene in many MCU creates an inspired visual like always, with the typical two sides running into each other. Thanos world domination plan also shares the same philosophy as Dan Brown’s Inferno, as he looking to create genocide to create a better planet. Thus, Thanos believes he is creating balance in the world through his actions giving more depth to his villainous character. The after-credit scene also looks to introduce Captain Marvel into the MCU as Nick Fury calls her on his pager. Overall great film but my theory is the people who didn’t die in this film will replace the people who did die in this film.

8/10
Let me know what you thought of the film and Thanos wiping out half the people on the planet in the comments below

The Debt Collector Film Review

The Debt Collector Review

Another hard-hitting film from Scott Adkins

Synopsis

French (Scott Adkins) a classically trained martial artist who is low on cash as his gym is failing. In order to gain more cash so he can pay his rent again, he takes the job as a debt collector. However, as he realises quite quickly, this isn’t the normal debt collector job. He and his partner Sue (Louis Mandylor) will have to break bones and beat up anyone who gets in there way.

Review

After recently watching Accident Man also starring Scott Adkins, The Debt Collector offers another hardman Scott Adkins performance in which he just mostly goes around laying the smackdown on people. The moral message is strong in The Debt Collector though, as French struggles to know what if he is doing is right, and who are the truly bad people. Sue has been a debt collector for many years, and it has taken its toll on him, making him heartless. The people who cannot afford to pay their debt or the people ordering their debts to be collected. French and Sue show good on-screen chemistry as they have various back and forths throughout, which adds some humour to the film. French also has a great offence fighting various bodyguards including with two massive black bodyguards who threw him around like a rag doll while Sue deals with the less dangerous money side of it all. When Sue and French to come together to fight, it offers a nice visual as they destroy their opponents. The films end with a double-crossing and a lot of bloodshed with the two protagonists left to die as they choose the morally right action to do. The film is great action movie overall, as Scott Adkins has found his niche in this kind of films acting as a hard hitter.

6/10