“The November Man” – after he passed, nothing lived
Drawn out of retirement for “one last job”, can “The November Man”, played by Pierce Brosnan (of Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief, Mama Mia and Die Another Day) put aside his past to finish this one last assignment?
Veteran Assassin Back in Action
The best in the business, Peter Devereaux was an extremely dangerous marksman trained by the CIA. He retired to a peaceful life in Switzerland and believed he had left his dark past behind.
Devereaux is yanked out of sanctuary for a final assignment – to protect a witness with vital information about the agency he works for. The task at hand gets complicated when he discovers the sheer power of the knowledge this witness possesses.
He also comes to discover that his former friend and prodigy, David Mason (played by Luke Bracey, who starred as Cobra Commander in GI Joe: Retaliation), has been tasked to stop him from successfully protecting valuable witness Alice Fournier.
Alice is portrayed by the ravishing Olga Kurylenko, famous for her roles in Oblivion, Quantum of Solace and Max Payne, among others. She also recently starred in the TV series “Magic City”, about Miami mobsters.
James Bond Returns
Best known for his role as Remington Steele in the titular TV series in the ‘80s, and his much-anticipated donning of the mantle of James Bond, Pierce Brosnan is no stranger to fancy gadgets and slick combat. Having starred in four James Bond films between 1995 and 2002 before making way for Daniel Craig, his legacy ended with his voice and likeliness being used in the James Bond video game in 2004.
Fortunately, Brosnan’s success did not die out with the Bond saga. After making way for the younger and more buff Craig, Brosnan continued to star in other big productions. He is also slated to appear in the next edition of The Expendables (4) in 2015. Yes, action heroes never die.
The Main Draws
Brosnan is perhaps the big name that will draw many of the film’s potential viewers but alongside him stand a cast of fresh young talent as well as action film regular Kurylenko. The Russian goddess is still as attractive as she was in Oblivion, opposite Tom Cruise, and most men would probably watch the film just for her.
Apart from Bracey, who was Cobra Commander, another fresh young star in the film is Eliza Taylor, who played one of the main characters, Clarke Griffin, in the sci-fi TV series “The 100”.
Whether or not you think this story or Pierce Brosnan is worth your money, the mix of old and new stars make this movie more appealing.
NOVEMBER MAN [NC16]
DIRECTOR: Ronald Donaldson
STARRING: Pierce Brosnan, Olga Kurylenko, Luke Bracey & Eliza Taylor
GENRE: Action, Thriller
RUN LENGTH: 108 min
RELEASE: 28 Aug