One classic action movie it must necessarily have a scowling, cold, unfeeling protagonist whose goal trumps his own will. This is how most films of the genre have been since the 1980s, when they reached their peak in Hollywood, accompanied by fetched scenes, a lot of beatings and, sometimes, even leaving room for a good story. With all this in the right measure, the feature ‘Infiltrate’.
H (Jason Statham) has just been hired to work as a security guard for the company Fortico, where he is well received by Bullet (Holt McCallany), which shows how everything works in the routine of transporting and storing the goods of other companies. H has a greater secret purpose in all this, and his frown immediately arouses the enmity of Dave (Josh Hartnett) and other colleagues. However, when assaults on armored vehicles become more frequent and H starts to have an exceptional reaction against the bad guys, his presence in the company starts to stand out, but it also raises some suspicions.
The main element that stands out in ‘Infiltrate‘ – and, by the way, it is the guiding element of the whole plot – is the editing of the film, a form that has already become the director’s signature Guy Ritchie. This montage is all based on the rhythm of the film, and, consequently, it is what gives super agility at all times of the feature, even in the most still scenes. Guy Ritchie is inspired by video clip techniques and mixes banal everyday sounds, such as the closing of a drawer or the cocking of a firearm, with punches, explosions and kicks, making every fight scene a frenetic and mesmerizing moment.
Another brilliant move by the director is to relocate the camera to neutral locations, as in the first sequence of ‘Infiltrate‘. In it, the camera is on the back of the armored car, as if it were a bag of money, and we partially see the driver of the car and the side of the passenger, and then we see the bandits open the door and carry out all the work. assault. Thus, the spectator is placed in the position of being surprised in everything, as if he were the most valuable object of the production. This is a really cool homage from the director’s script with collaboration Ivan Atkinson e Marn Daviesinspired by the long ‘The Conveyor‘, from Nicolas Boukhrief e Eric Besnard.
Jason Statham puts on a show with his emotionless psychopath face, making it seem like letting go of the trigger is the easiest thing in the world. The film also features a special guest appearance by Andy Garcia as a parallel crime boss and the rescue of Josh Hartnettdarling of the 1990s romantic comedies but who had been missing from the big screen.
‘Infiltrate‘ is a great action moviewith a lot of power and agility in grandiose heist scenes a ‘The Money Heist‘ (even with that style of narrating the shot while the attraction unfolds). For those who enjoy films of the genre, it is an excellent request that is worth the ticket to the cinema, because ‘Infiltrate‘ brings adrenaline from start to finish.