Last night I attended the private screening in Atlanta for Triple 9, the new action thriller directed by John Hillcoat (Lawless).
The movie is set in current Atlanta,GA, starring Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Casey Affleck (Ben’s younger brother) along with Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Gal Gadot and Anthony Mackie.
Now the movie has so many plot twists, that it leaves one in anticipation, and I don’t want to ruin any of them but Chiwetel plays Michael, an ex military/private security agent, leading several heists. While we are not unused Chiwetel playing the bad guy, this role allows us to see his tough side and still empathize with his character as well as Mackie’s who plays a police officer. Harrelson plays Detective Allen, though a drunk, he is one of the best on the force and his one goal in life (or so it seems) is to look out for his nephew, Chris, played by Affleck.
I enjoyed the many plots and it was easy to embrace each character and take on their conflict. The writers kept us in suspense and there is certainly enough action and blood. The final twist at the end of the movie is the only thing that left me a little confused. Being an air sign, I still have questions, but overall I gave this movie four out of five stars. Look for it in theatres, February 26th and watch the trailer at http://outmonsterthemonster.com/.