In the wake of the pandemic, many great movies fell asleep after being sent to the desert of the cinema market to die, only to find the audiences they first deserved when they finally toured the world. streaming.
We can now add that of Martin Campbell The protected to that list, which could only pull together $ 8 million at the global box office after its release in August of last year. He’s far from the greatest actor you’ve ever seen, but with 109 minutes of fast-paced entertainment, it’s well worth a visit.
Maggie Q heads the cast as an elite assassin, trained since she was rescued as a child by Samuel L. Jackson’s Moody. However, when her mentor is assassinated, she sets out on a revenge-driven mission to find those responsible, setting her straight in the path of Michael Keaton’s suave, charismatic and mysterious Rembrandt.
Despite the 28-year age gap between the two, the sparks generated between the opposing numbers are palpable, practically leaping off the screen as they serve as the backdrop to a series of kinetic backdrops. A score of 61% for Rotten Tomatoes and a user rating of 82% indicate The protected is perfect for weekend consumption, which may be why it found its way onto Netflix’s most-watched list, according to FlixPatrol.