Primal (2019, dir. Nicholas Powell)

A washed-up game hunter transports a white jaguar on a cargo ship also carrying an assassin to the US for trial. Contrived but fun – though perhaps surprisingly modest – high concept Die Hard-meets-Red Dragon-meets-Con Air-ish DTV thriller with a great slumming cast, some decent CG work, and a couple of OK plot wrinkles.

Author: Eamonn

Writes. Latest: 2019: East of England - a noir thriller. Other books: Benches of Louth (2018); Juggernaut: a sequel to Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (2017); Torc, (2016); The Prospect of This City (2015). Twitter: @eamonngriffin

4 thoughts on “Primal (2019, dir. Nicholas Powell)”

    1. There’s a lot of plot going on, though they don’t make that much of the white jaguar on the loose aspect of it. I imagine that’s a CG-saving measure as much as anything. Fun while it’son tho. Poor old Famke Jannsen doesn’t have much to do, though, and it looks as though she’s recently had some ill-advised plastic surgery.

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