Midnight at Switchgrass, 2021.
Directed by Randall Emmett.
Protagonizada por Bruce Willis, Megan Fox, Machine Gun Kelly, Emile Hirsch, Michael Beach, Jackie Cruz, Lukas Haas, Caitlin Carmichael, Sistine Rose Stallone, Welker White, Sergio Rizzuto, Tyler Jon Olson, Olive Elise Abercrombie y Katalina Viteri.
An FBI agent and a Florida state official team up to investigate a series of unsolved murder cases.
The fact that Midnight at Switchgrass It’s a terrible movie in all respects, not a surprise, but there is a sting as for star Megan Fox, it comes from a physically impressive and the best performance of her career in To death that suggested that she is more than just a pretty face and should be taken seriously as an actress. All things considered, Megan Fox is probably a better talent than she is credited with, but there is a sinking feeling of “oh no” from the beginning when first-time director Randall Emmett can’t get credible intimidation or a fight with. her here. So for those of you pursuing your career path, hoping things will continue to move upward, hold back on that conversation.
To be fair, the writing was on the wall inside the press release from Midnight at Switchgrass, announcing Bruce Willis as Megan Fox’s co-star. Fallen from grace and sunk to the ground without dignity, Bruce Willis’ career is on the opposite path, as with each new project he undertakes, it is astonishingly embarrassing how little effort he takes. puts on acting. IMDb facts like “Bruce Willis shot all his scenes in one day” are starting to become common knowledge rather than something interesting to tell someone. While he’s not technically considered the lead here, the script by Alan Horsnail (who is also making his writing debut) feels like he’s squirming to fit Bruce Willis, who at one point comes out of the movie so randomly ( their character doesn’t even die), it’s like they’re running out of filming time during their most likely day and having to turn to a new angle.
Whatever the case, Emile Hirsch is here to understand that Slack is a Florida police officer investigating a series of murders committed against underage girls. Girls also tend to be troublesome teenage hitchhikers picked up at truck stops or by a trucker; hence the nickname of the truck stop serial killer. For anyone interested in true crime, psychology, and things of that nature, there is also nothing to see here, as even with the identity of the killer made clear early on, there is absolutely no real character here to speak of. There is a kind of internal conflict, as the boy has a family (and his young daughter, which slightly adds another layer of creep to the situation), but in reality, it is all tacky and ridiculous.
Needless to say, Emile Hirsch is the only redeeming quality here, as he plays the law enforcement officer as someone tired and exhausted from driving out of his way to deliver bad news to separated relatives that a young runaway has become the one. next victim. He is also against the modern way of spreading this information to family members with an impersonal phone call, choosing to carry out his duties with care and sensitivity towards those whom he protects and for whom he wants to do justice. There’s something to do with that dynamic, but the script is too busy focusing on kidnappings, harassment, torture, all without emotion or depth.
As for Bruce Willis and Megan Fox, they play FBI agents working together to get close to the killer (Megan Fox is undercover on an anonymous website flirting with the guy to set up a meeting) and catch him. Naturally, they are also often teased and come into contact with other supporting characters, such as a drug addict played by Machine Gun Kelly. In the only other interesting scene, her trauma is revealed as if the movie wanted to show two different results; you can take advantage of the abuse or succumb to it and live a life of more misery. When it comes to the agents themselves, Bruce Willis is on the brink of divorce and barely registering. Megan Fox at least seems to care about the basis of the plot and want to subdue a predator, despite her mostly lousy acting. Don’t watch this at midnight or from switchgrass. Future directors and actors with investigative careers should stay as far away from Bruce Willis as possible; no longer brings anything valuable to the table, with Midnight at Switchgrass serving as the last apt example.
Classification of blinking myths – Movie: ★ / Movie: ★
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