The film begins with a reckless claim: One percent of the world’s population is mentally ill. They say it’s hard to find a psychopath to love.
It is known that mercenaries are everywhere, and not to mention on cinema screens. In the United States, for example, where it was first shown in March SAS: The Rise of the Black Swan – It has nothing to do with another bird and another movie, The Fall of Black Hawk, at the same time that it hit the internet platforms of other European countries.
Well, now on Netflix in South America we can see Sam Heughan (the series stranger from home, the film bloodshot), ruby rose (Orange is the new blackBateman in the DC Comics series), Tom Hooper, Andy Serkis and Tom Wilkinson between the good guys and the bad guys.
Sam Heughan (“Outlander”), an anti-mercenary agent who forms Ruby Rose (“Batwoman”). Netflix picture
Most of them are bad.
The film is based on a novel, the first in a trilogy, written by former English military man Andy McNab, who is said to have been tortured, and who knows firsthand about the government’s attacks and its dealings with mercenaries here and there.
Mercenaries take over Eurostream, and more work to come. Netflix picture
Like what the British Prime Minister does with the so-called Black Swans, a family military company. For example: a town in Georgia, Russia should not be encouraged to allow the passage of a gas pipeline. They can change the act of deterrence into a massacre, which is what Americans do Louis and Abe (Tom Wilkinson) and their children, favorites Grace (Ruby Rose) and Oliver (Owen Yeoman).
But since one survivor managed to record everything on her cell phone, it’s best to wipe out the Americans before they even open their mouths.
And the nickname Thomas Buckingham. There must be a reason. Netflix picture
Good and Evil
And here comes the kind Tom Buckingham (Sam Heughan), from a wealthy family, who before he takes his girlfriend Dr. (Hannah John Kamen) to Paris to surprise her and asks her to marry her grandmother’s ring, takes advantage of his qualities as a SAS soldier from the title. But in the ambush they could not find either Grace or Oliver, but they did find the father.
Andy Serkis, who played Gollum and Caesar in the epic “Planet of the Apes”. Netflix picture
A separate paragraph is worthy of a dialogue between father and son when they were in Georgia. “Yes you have bullshit instead of your mind,” he says, educational and not very diplomatic.
Then they say that parents have no favouritism.
Tom Wilkinson, two-time Oscar nominee. not for that. Netflix picture
Back to Thomas – who has that last name for a reason, Buckingham; You’ll see-, you’re not going on the same train, Eurostream crossing Eurotunnel, he and his girlfriend who is a doctor for something and fugitive Grace travel.
It is enough to count the plot even though it is still missing. And while the rhythm is for Magnus Martens, the montage and choreography of the battles are more important than the story itself.
No white napkin. Grace is evil. Netflix picture
There is some sadism, tinged with humor – I don’t know where to include “yes you have m…instead of mind”, if it’s sadism or humor – military with terrible purpose, hackers and many other things.
In short, you can see it from the armchair at home, having an iced beer or coffee if you have a couple of hours to do anything.
“SAS: The Rise of the Black Swan”
Action / Thriller. United Kingdom, 2021. Original title: SAS: red notice, 124′, SAM 16. from: Magnus Martens. With: Sam Heughan, Ruby Rose, Tom Hooper, Andy Serkis and Tom Wilkinson. Available in: Netflix.