It goes without saying that Ryan Reynolds is easily becoming one of the hottest and most gifted actors of our time. Despite the number of roles he portrayed in the early 90’s, it was his college boy Denis-the-menace performance in National Lampoon’s ‘Van Wilder’ that shot gun the comedic actor to the forefront of his career.
Since then we have seen a number of roles that have tested the Canadian’s prowess as a force to be reckoned with amongst the acting greats, but none came as close to when Reynold’s was asked to star alongside Oscar Award Winning and veteran actor Denzel Washington in the movie Safe House.
In Safe House, Reynolds plays a CIA trainee Matt Weston, itching for his chance to prove himself as a serious agent, when out of the blue he is forced in a sink or swim situation that elevates his status from door jam, to in the direct line of fire. An ex agent now turned CIA’s most wanted, Tobin Frost played by Washington gives Weston a chance of a lifetime to make his name, whilst also sneaking a peek in to some of the CIA dirtiest secrets.
For the first time Reynolds sheds his comedic character and allows us to embrace his more serious side without loosing those elements that we have come to admire about him. It almost appears as if he and Washington switched roles with Mr. Smooth himself injecting a little sarcasm and wit in his usual Denzel style.
The story itself feels like one that has been done before, stealing elements of the Bourne Trilogy, Fugitive and Enemy of The State, however it does add it’s own spin on the whole conspiracy surrounding some of the unscrupulous techniques employed by government agencies, and a new perspective in to the life of someone who wears the badge.
The movie provides very little in surprises or turn of events as from the very beginning we understand the direction of the story line, but what the movie lacked in suspense, it made up for with drama and action, and I’m sure both young and older females can appreciate this hot duo gracing their screens.
All in all Safe House is another great ‘go see on the big screen’ that will most definitely not disappoint movie lovers.
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