DVD Review: Survivor
I don’t care much for Pierce Brosnan, and would probably have avoided Survivor if it hadn’t been for Milla Jovovich having the main role. But as it turns out, Brosnan was very enjoayble to watch in his role as Nash, a precise and cold blooded hitman, who has his sights set on Kate Abbott (Jovovich).
Kate is the new new security chief at the American Embassy in London, and looking over visa applications notices something a little odd. Being the consummate professional that she is, she won’t let go until she’s figured out what’s bugging her, but in doing so she finds herself the target of a terror group who hire Nash to take her out.
Nash’s assassination attempt doesn’t quite go to plan, and Kate escapes, but not without being blamed for a terrorist attack and an assassination attempt. Kate finds herself the target of an elite assassin, the British and American governments, and finds herself to be the only one who knows about a massive terrorist attack that’s about to take place in New York.
So it may all sound a bit far fetched, and at times it is. But the story plays out wonderfully and in a down to earth, believable way. The action is tense, and the chase thrilling, delivering a great nights entertainment.
Jovovich plays the role of Kate well, being a capable but still mortal, semi ordinary woman with training. This is what carries the film, we believe in Jovovich’s Kate, and root for her form the get go. Brosnan on the other hand is easy to despise but seems to fit the role of a lone assassin, and the two work well in the cat and mouse game of which takes up the majority of the film.