Sabotage Movie Review: Bland Adaptation. Even though it is based on an Agatha Christie novel, what else can one expect of an Arnie Schwarzenegger header? Slam-bang action.
Even though it is based on an Agatha Christie novel, what else can one expect of an Arnie Schwarzenegger header? Slam-bang action. That’s what ‘Sabotage’ is all about, and in the first 10 minutes the F-word and its derivatives are so flogged that they make one quite sick.
John “Breacher” Wharton (Schwarzenegger) leads a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) task force appointed to bust into a Guatamalan drug cartel safe house. He is assisted by “Monster” (Sam Worthington), “Lizzie” (Marielle Enos)”, “Grinder” (Josh Manganiello) and “Sugar” (Terrence Howard). But there’s a mole in the task force which leads to the vanishing of each of its members like the 10 little nigger boys and here an element of suspense is created. Enter cute investigator Caroline Brentwood (Olivia Williams) who in the line of duty gets romantically involved with the sphinx-like Wharton.
But these events scarcely matter in a mediocre script by David Ayer and Skip Woods and Ayer does even worse in handling this avoidable narrative --- an insult to whodunit veteran Agatha Christie who must be somersaulting in her grave.
Cast : Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Olivia Williams & Marielle Enos
Music : David Sardy
Direction : David Ayer
Genre : Thriller