Jolt is a 2021 American action comedy film, directed by Tanya Wexler, from a screenplay by Scott Wascha. It stars Kate Beckinsale, Bobby Cannavale, Laverne Cox, Stanley Tucci and Jai Courtney.
I love Kate and Stanley. That’s the only reason I spent 91 minutes watching this movie, but it made me so mad that I wanted to spend another 5 minutes writing this review.
The idea is new and creative but the story went on a direction I never thought it would. Cliche galore and nothings believable. I mean it felt like they didn’t even care to make it believable. I’m not talking about unrealistic stunts or protagonist’s impulsive psychology but the circumstances and basic social reactions by everyone surrounding her.
Here are some:
- Literally anyone she comes in contact are bad and annoying except for the super-nice-rich guy whom she dates a couple of times – whose murder and her vengeance is the story arc of this movie!
- Police officers making jokes in a murder investigation
- Shooting at an unarmed suspect before even attempting to have a conversation
- Police station wide open for anyone to just waltz in and take evidence from the locker
All of the above is in the first 15 mins of the movie. It’s not funny or serious. It’s not romantic or action or thriller. It’s not science fiction or drama.
All I know is, I’m never getting back that 91 minutes.
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