When Friday comes, so do the movies! This week brought forth the The Cold Light of Day! The film opens, taking the audience to Spain, where Martin Shaw (Bruce Willis) arrives to meet his son, Will (Henry Cavill). Both drive to a port, meeting with Josh (Rafi Gavron), and Josh’s girlfriend. They proceed to have an evening dinner.
After receiving a phone call, Martin conveys to Will that the family has gone bankrupt! Yet, proceeding into the next day, the father and son proceed with a yachting excursion. While at sea, a speedboat races past them. Will’s girlfriend ends up being hit in the head by the boat mast , and he swims to the coast to get help!
Upon his return, Will sees that the boat has disappeared! He attempts getting police help, and one cop goes with Will back to seek information. There, they find a man called Zahir (Roschdy Zem), who tells them that Will’s family has been abducted. Will chooses to steal a police car to try finding his family, but he wrecks, then he is saved by Martin. The father and the son team up to find out what is happening!
Martin admits to will that he works for The C.I.A., then he reveals his responsibility in the abduction. Agents have taken Will’s family, and they want details stored in a briefcase owned by Will. He and Martin proceed to Madrid to meet with his partner, Jean (Sigorney Weaver), who claims to have lost Martin’s breifcase! Not trusting Jean, Will goes back to his car, yet Martin suddenly is shot!
Martin returns to central Madrid to get help. A speedboat has rescued all who were left on the yacht. Martin goes back, finding no one on the yacht, then he goes to the Madrid police. They return to search the yacht, finding no clues. As night arrives, Martin encounters a man who claims to know where his family is at. The police suddenly accost Martin, but he breaks loose, escaping the officers.
Martin is now with this man who can locate his family, as he is told that C.I.A. agents have them. They check into a Madrid lodge, then gather firearms to proceed with a search. Martin connects with Jean, who he no longer trusts. Martin leaves her, meaning to meet Will, but he is shot to death by a secret agent!
Will gets loose, contacting Martin’s niece, Lucia (Veronica Echegui). He takes Lucia back to Martin’s apartment, where Jean and a sniper are waiting! They manage to get away, yet Will is shot! Lucia takes him to a friend’s home who treats his bullet wound, and he learns details about Lucia being his half-sister!
Later, Will meets with the man who kidnapped his family members. This man is Zahir (Roschdy Zem), who beats Will up, then sets him loose when he realizes that Will does not know what is happening. Zahir reveals what is actually occurring, and he identifies himself as an agent from Israel, also in search of this briefcase. Zahir also realizes that Jean means to get hold of the briefcase, so he uses Will as bait to have Jean within his grasp! Zahir does let Will’s family that Jean is intent on killing them!
Will decides to trick Jean into becoming his target. He makes false credit actions that end up causing harm to another agent. This agent does not have the details that the crooks want, so they follow after Will, ending up connecting with Jean, as they all proceed into an underground lot. A sound causes Jean to shoot, and she winds up killing men who mean to buy fake jewels being sold by underground thieves!
Jean attempts to get away in her car, yet Will and Lucia pursue her. A chase ensues through los calles de Madrid, and Jean ends up chasing Will because he has been a distraction in her own spy agency dealings. They have a car crash, and Will seems to be injured. Yet, just as it seems that he is about to be shot by Jean, she is shot to death by a suddenly appearing Zahir! The film ends with Lucia hospitalized, and Will getting a job offer from The C.I.A.!
Next week alone has ten new films premiering! Certainly, the time is not available to see that many movies in one week! Yet, some of the highlights include Arbitrage, The Master, and Stolen. A couple of others on the list of interest are Resident Evil: Retribution and 10 Years!
I had a Jodeci fall back this evening!