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That’s what he wanted me to be.” To this embarrassingly inappropriate reverie Locken retorts “Who the hell cares?” winning the applause of the viewer impatient with Strange Interludes. “Heroism is Out ” another character reminds him; but Locken curiously.
The Killer Elite is not the study of espionage screwings and counter-screwings it might have been. In fact for all its action it is essentially a talk film. Everybody talks at for-hire protection agent Mike Locken though he’s almost never interested. His killer-corporation boss visiting him in the hospital after Locken has been wounded reflects on the irony of his own situation: “My father was a minister.
That’s what he wanted me to be.” To this embarrassingly inappropriate reverie Locken retorts “Who the hell cares?” winning the applause of the viewer impatient with Strange Interludes. “Heroism is Out ” another character reminds him; but Locken curiously doesn’t sense the sterility in a new age when murder is noÂ·longer the passionate response of an individual but the paid service of a corporation.
The merging of corporate conformity with criminal conspiracy more ably handled in Pakula’s The Parallax View is here a simplistic tactic for getting all the contemporary liberal’s bugaboos into one hated office building; and the dialogue continues to slam the message home. Locken’s driver-mechanic Mac delivers the superfluously definitive version of the antiâ€“Power Systems speech that weighs down nearly every intrigue film of the past decade: “You’re so busy doing their dirty work you can’t tell who the bad guys really are.” The tendentiousness begins to get to Locken. When an attractive teenager informs him she’s a virgin his initial “That’s nice” is followed quickly by a resentful “I don’t give a shit.”
But he can’t hide his Romantic naÃ¯vetÃ©. Only he is surprised when it turns out both he and his ex-buddyâ€“now-foe (Robert Duvall) are being run by the same boss a company vice-president who’s set up a few misfits to be wiped out in accordance with a complicated foreign betrayal he’s working on the side. Found out and held at gunpoint by an angry Locken at the film’s climax he’s blasÃ©: “Sides sides….” Even the Oriental client Locken is supposed to protect is cavalier in the face of death plunging with Buddhist ethic into swordplay with one of his would-be assassins. Locken who has both motive and opportunity to gun down the adversary and has already shot down several others to protect his client now gives way and allows the swordfight. Watch Killer Elite Movie Online
When it’s over he walks out on the offer of a high-up job and sails away to nothing-in-particular-but-it’s-got-to-be-better-than-this. No death under the wheels of progress no being passed up by history no rendezvous with destiny no moral victory: this Peckinpah character merely survivesâ€”and the whole process is monumentally boring.
For the film is only justified if we are interested in Mike Locken and most of the time we aren’t. The fault is due partly to the writing so concerned with machination that it never gets close to the people caught in the machine. But there is beyond this a lack of intensity and of enthusiasm about the whole production. The entire film takes place on one thin plane of involvement. Though there is at least as much action and violence as in most Peckinpah films the only tooth-grittingly affecting moment is a short scene with Locken’s surgeon removing the stitches from his bullet wounds. Here through closeup and montage Peckinpah establishes an intimacy which unfortunately is lost soon after Locken’s Wings of Eagles recovery of his agility and which does not return for the rest of the film. Philip Lathrop keeps his camera at disinterested middle and long distances most of the time. To View The Full HD : free movies online for free