SUMMARY TIME: Christian Wolff (a brilliant Ben Affleck and incredibly muscular) is an autistic accountant with a secret. He works for villains all over the globe and fixes their missing money problems also he's a dab hand with a machine gun.Meanwhile Treasury Agent King (JK Simmons) decides to finally track down the accountant with the help of a brilliant agent with a bad past(Cynthia Addai-Robinson the 2nd Naevia in Spartacus for Starz).
In fact the scenes where we meet his brother Braxton are some of the strongest in the film with both Affleck and Jon Bernthal on top form. The scenes where we see the formative years of a young autistic boy and the fight between his mother who wants to help understand and use child psychologists and a military father who simply wants to get him to endure and fight are strong and more horrific than any gun massacre. This leads to watching Christian put himself through serious pain and discomfort which is seriously horrid to watch yet it never feels gratuitious.
|they are adorable and I will hear no less|
|this scene broke me|
This film honestly is one of the best I have watched recently. It's fun with a heart maybe the moral centre is slightly twisted but the main part is Christian doesn't need to change. In fact that is probably the most important part. He isn't some damaged hero with a bloody past he's an autistic brilliant man who is going to keep doing what he does and I for one can totally accept that. Go and see this movie because it is fantastic and you deserve a good fun original action movie with a heart and soul.