The Wall (2017) – Movie Review

The Wall is a pretty good movie from director Doug Liman. Starring John Cena and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as two American soldiers and Laith Nakli as the faceless bad guy. I really liked the chemistry between Cena and Taylor-Johnson. I’d love to watch a movie about those two guys that wasn’t basically a long bottle episode of the TV show The Unit. I don’t want to detract from the movie by saying that, but that is just what it felt like, and I also want to add that it isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The Unit was a good tv show.

Also, in the spirit of non-spoilers I will not discuss the particulars of the ending other than to say that it is following this popular model going around right now, especially in thriller/horror movies. On one hand it is a nice change of pace, but on the other hand it is becoming predictable and trite.

But is the movie worth a watch?

Absolutely.

It held my attention and I was never bored. And at 90 minutes it doesn’t get full of itself and drag on too long. The acting is good and the plot is pretty interesting. I would definitely recommend it to those looking for a change of pace from the war movies full of feels.

6/10

Joe

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