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'Ghosted' Review: Dexter Fletcher's Espionage Film Fails To Sizzle

'Ghosted' Review: Dexter Fletcher's Espionage Film Fails To

When all is said and done, Ana de Armas and Chris Evans' star power fail to stop Dexter Fletcher's action comedy from fizzling into nothingness.

Ghosted sees the aforementioned Hollywood heavyweights play a man and woman whose two very different worlds collide after a successful first date.

Cole (Evans) whose social life isn't exactly great seems swept away by the mysterious Sadie (Armas) but their sudden romance is short-lived when he gets caught up in the world of espionage and international terrorists.

Not only does Cole discover that she is a spy working for the CIA, he has to tag along while trying to convince the bad guys that he is not a legendary hitman they are hunting.

Honestly, I wasn't really impressed with the plot summary (something I knew about after seeing the trailer) but I hoped that simply putting two of Hollywood's most marketable stars would more than make up for that.

Evans, who plays the bewildered protagonist, seems miscast as a farmer whose fish-out-of-water situation never comes across as convincing.

I tried to shake off the incredible things the actor did as Marvel superhero Captain America but found that really hard to pull off.

For some reason, Cole who is written as someone out of his element is able to take on and beat up well-trained bad guys. That was hard for me to swallow.

Ana de Armas and Chris Evans in GHOSTED

Then Sadie whose backstory exploration never goes beyond her mother fleeing her troubled country with her daughter to a foreign land is supposed to be this exotic, badass chick but lacks the expected charm and charisma.

In more ways than not, Armas (a talented actress) is limited by a weak script that I was so disappointed to discover was penned by four people.

I mean, it took four individuals to write the mediocre, predictable plot with all that cheesy dialogue?

Granted, there were a few times when the humour hit the right notes and made me chuckle but with time, the back and forth between the two leads made me roll my eyes endlessly.

Ana de Armas in GHOSTED

Adrien Brody, one of the industry's finest is reduced to playing a two-dimensional, half-assed character who only makes threats he can't carry out.

Even the cameo appearances from some welcome faces only showed the level of idiocy that the stars were willing to descend to get their paycheck. 

Apple should have done better and next time, they should start by getting brilliant writers.

I believe no more words are required to let film lovers know that anyone expecting something really good from Ghosted should skip it.

Those who can suspend their disbelief, common sense, and whatever tolerance for bad movies they have can see this.

Rating: 4.5/10.


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