This movie is the female version of Mission Impossible. Nothing wrong with that, right guys?
Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) is incredible. She is a badass! The heart of stone needed to get the job done… she has. In fact, all the women in this film are assertive, but please don’t let that keep you away. Your strongman doesn’t always have to be a man. It can be a woman, too. Gadot won’t disappoint you. Oppenheimer and the latest Mission Impossible got you out to the theater. This one should be seen there, too. You’ll have a lot of fun. This has non-stop action and exhilaration. As you’d expect from every other spy thriller you see, its lead makes it more than exciting for you, filled with expertise in computers, fighting skills and more powerful than anyone could be. Who wouldn’t want a rush like that from their action flicks? Everyone and you certainly get it in “Heart of Stone.”
Gadot plays Rachel Stone. She is also known as someone else, but I won’t ruin that for you here. She has been working for a long while with an assembly that includes Parker, played by “Fifty Shades of Grey” actor Jamie Dornan. They’ve been after an association named “The Charter.” They have the most highly trained agents working together after creating “The Heart,” which, when used, can get the user any information on anyone and at any time they want. It’s more power than one person, including the leader of any country, could ever have held in their hands. The group Parker and Stone are fighting in wants to bring them down. Then the movie becomes who works for whom and whether they are compromised. Yes. That sort of portrayal begins. But to what degree? This is electrifying, watching people attempting to get away from members of a group they’re not sure they’re on the side of. This is very early in, too. It takes no time before you’re grabbing the arms of your seat.
Cinematographer George Steel, director of photography of “Peaky Blinders” and “Sons of Liberty,” works very well with director Tom Harper (Peaky Binders), creating situations that keep the characters in trouble, no matter where in the world they happen to be. They continually devise creative ways of getting these good or bad people out of horrible situations they find themselves in… or do they get out of them? I won’t say… but the drifting, driving, floating, and hanging… it’s crazy!!
When Rachel discovers a specific person begins warring with her and the others, I didn’t see it coming, as she didn’t. I liked being a bit surprised. It was a great scene, as many others are. Locations shots in Portugal and Iceland are marvelous, increasing the pace. If you like action movies, you’ll love this. It doesn’t bog you down with too much dull dialogue; it’s just non-stop action and excitement. Isn’t that what our action movies are supposed to give us. Yes. And this one gives you that in spades.
We need a new Bond. How about considering Gal Gadot?
“Heart of Stone” opens on Netflix TODAY!
Heart of Stone
Director: Tom Harper
Writers: Greg Rucka, Allison Schroeder
Starring: Gal Gadot, Jamie Dornan, Alia Bhatt, Sophie Okonedo, Matthias Schweighöfer
Rating: PG-13 (Action|Some Language|Sequences of Violence)
Runtime: 2h 2m Genre: Mystery & thriller, Action, Crime
Genres: Mystery & thriller, Action, Crime
Producers: Bonnie Curtis, David Ellison, Gal Gadot, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Julie Lynn, Jaron Varsano
Production Co: Skydance Media, Pilot Wave Motion Pictures, Dune Films, Netflix, Truenorth Productions, Mockingbird Pictures, Ready to Shoot
Distributed by: Netflix