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Ryan Gosling might not have been a superhero, but he is closer than ever in “The Gray Man,” the streaming service’s summer blockbuster. It was directed by Avengers Endgame, Anthony Russo. Understandably, Gosling would sign up for Netflix. This would allow them to open their bank vault and wallets and adapt the book by Mark Greaney

‘The Gray Man’ review: Big-budget boringness from Netflix 2022
‘The Gray Man’ Netflix Big-budget Movie Review 2022 | The Gray Man Full Movie Online

To start a new mega-franchise. It’s becoming more apparent that Netflix doesn’t have enough creative oversight on projects like this. Instead, they let creators get away with their money without paying attention to what they deliver. It fits the algorithm, right,? Millions of people will be watching “The Gray Man.” 

It won’t take them long to recall any memorable things about the show. Let’s hope that “The Gray Man,” if this is the beginning of a franchise (which it almost certainly is), has a bit more definition in future installments.

La La Land” stars a spy named Sierra Six (“007 is taken”), who was captured from prison by Donald Fitzroy ( Billy Bob Thornton). After a brief introduction, “The Gray Man,” also known as “The Gray Man,” hits the ground running. Six is given a task by Denny Carmichael ( Rege-Jean Page) to take out a target that is a fellow secret agent. The dying man tells six that Denny is the wrong person before he gives him the intel. Our stoic hero immediately goes on the run before he has had time to build a character as a movie actor. This blank protagonist works well for action films like “John Wick,” but it’s not nearly as tight. This film needed Ethan Hunt; he was more than the clichés that he wouldn’t shoot children and his dark past. It would be challenging to list five characteristics of the hero we are supposed to follow for more than two hours, which is a bad sign.

Carmichael summons Lloyd Hansen ( Chris Evans), a former CIA black ops mercenary, to assist Six on his run. Hansen is now working in the private sector, where there are fewer rules regarding torture and dumb mustaches. Hansen will do anything to get Six’s attention, even kidnapping Fitzroy’s daughter Claire ( Julia butter). Six is familiar with Claire because he watched her for a while. He is the spy who wants children to live, setting him apart from Hansen, a sociopath. Another spy, Dani Miranda ( Ana de Armas), joins Six in his pursuit of freedom. Believe it or not, she has less character definition than her male counterparts.

That’s it for the two hours. Things go boom. While some action scenes, particularly one set in a town square, can be quite effective, most of the film was shot at a shallow level of light, which dulls the charismatic Gosling and Evans. Seriously, anyone who thought that the “Ozark” low-light palette was ideal for most action flicks is a filmmaker in jail. The Gray Man” could be joyfully outrageous if it wanted to be a Fast & Furious or Bourne movie. Still, the rest of the film feels programmatically boring except for Evans and wisecracking Evans. This is a ridiculous piece of popcorn entertainment, but it forgets that this type of venture must be fun.

Evans is not presented as an exciting threat, which is part of the problem. Evans is entirely wrong at his job. A colleague claims that Evans’s horrendous asset removal, and headline-making, will be taught to schools. This is not a battle between wills, but a good spy against a crazy spy. It’s not clear that Gosling is an old-fashioned spy while Evans is a brute-force modern lunatic who seems to be trying to destroy everything. However, the script by Joe Russo, Christopher Markus, and Stephen McFeely proves that Hansen is a terrifying genius, although no evidence supports this.

“The Gray Man,” like so much of the original streaming entertainment, seems afraid to take a real risk. Many articles have been written about how templates and algorithms can drive creative decisions better than human beings. Netflix will spend $200 million on a movie to create “John Wick,” “Mission: Impossible,” and “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Or even a “Fast 5“. For something like this to happen, it might require an actual superhero.

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