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Are you safe even in a Safe House?
Safe House (DVD)
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Safe House (DVD)
Advantages: Lots of action, great actors/characters.
Disadvantages: A bit predictable at times!
~ The Storyline ~
Safe House is about a CIA rookie named Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) who mans a safe house in Cape Town, South Africa. He has been manning the Safe House for 12 months, and hasn't yet had anyone come to stay in the safe house. He has had to keep his occupation secret from his girlfriend whom he thinks he works in a hospital. Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) is the CIA's most wanted rogue agent, who is captured and taken to the safe house for interrogation. During the interrogation of Tobin Frost the safe house is overtaken by people who want Frost. With the help of Matt Weston, they both escape and have to try and keep out of the gunmen's sight until they can get to another safe house, but will they be safe there?
~ Actors in the film ~
The main actors in the film are Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. Both of these actors are very well known and Denzel Washington has appeared in lots of different movies, mostly action and includes Inside Man, Man on Fire, Unstoppable and more. Ryan Reynolds is probably most known for his role in Green Lantern whom he plays a main character. In my opinion both of these are very good actors and I am a fan Denzel Washington as I think his films are great and that he's a very good actor. In the film we also see Vera Farmiga who is an American Actress and has been in Orphan, Source Code, The Departed and more.
~ The Film ~
At the beginning of the film we see Tobin Frost meet important people and they give him a small glass like capsule which contains important information. We see Tobin inject the capsule into his leg where it can stay safe until he needs it. Right from the beginning of the film there is plenty of action as we watch Tobin try to get away from the gunmen who are looking for him. Frost manages to get away and hands himself in where they take him to the safe house where they get ready to interrogate him. We also learn about Matt Weston's job in the safe house and the fact that he has to keep his job secret from his girlfriend. There are 2 short scenes where you see Frost being interrogated and Weston doesn't look comfortable with this idea and asks the men if what they are doing is legal. Shortly into the film the safe house gets attacked by people, where the next few scenes involve explosions and shooting. Weston & Frost manage to get away and have to try and get to another safe house, whilst trying to keep away from the people who want Frost or want something from him. During this time Weston has no idea about the files that Frost has or has in the capsule which is in his leg. We see plenty of action scenes involving car chases and crashes involving both Weston and Frost. When they eventually get to the safe house all seems how it should be or is it? There is yet more action at this safe house which involves more shooting and other people who have come looking for the file which Frost holds.
~ Overall Opinion ~
The special effects in this film are quite good with all the shooting and the explosions going on. The film is very much full of action and there is also a bit of blood and violence in the film as well. The main storyline was quite good, but was how-ever a little predictable at times. The characters are very good at playing the roles they play and the storyline is very good even though it's a little predictable. I didn't get lost anywhere throughout the film and I understood what was going on throughout the film itself. I did watch the Blu Ray version of the film which I borrowed off of my sister, how-ever you can purchase this from Amazon for £14.99 on Blu Ray and a normal DVD will cost you approximately £10.99. The DVD is rated a 15 which I think is fine for children of that age to watch and although there is a fair bit of violence there isn't too much blood just a little at the beginning of the film when they safe house is being attacked. I did enjoy this film and would give it at least 4 out of 5 stars. I didn't watch any of the extra/special features on the disc itself.
(review also on dooyoo)
Summary: Safe House DVD.