Icarus – Movie Review
Remember Dolph Lundgren (Ivan Drago from Rocky IV). Turns out he directed a movie (a couple actually) called Icarus. I decided to give it a watch the other night and overall it was an okay movie. It wasn’t bad, but it certainly wasn’t good either. Icarus was released in July 2010, and is 88 minutes long. The budget for the film was $5 Million USD. The cast of the film includes Dolph Ludgren, Stefanie Von Pfetten, Samantha Ferris, David Lewis, Lindsay Maxwell, and many others.
The plot of the movie is about a retired KGB member who now works as a freelance assassin. Icarus is made out to be one of the best assassins, and is called in on jobs that others are unable to complete. The movie is full of action scenes, but the plot isn’t that great. Icarus (Dolph Lundgren) is sent on a job to Hong Kong where he inadvertently interferes with a KGB operation. This now has him and his family in the line of danger. Icarus now has to protect his family, while trying to track down who is after him. For an action film, Icarus was decent but had the feel of a low budget production. Overall, the movie reminded me of The Double starring Richard Gere.
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The reason I decided to watch this movie was because it is an action movie, the summary sounded interesting, and because of the name. I have always enjoyed mythology and the story of Icarus is about an individual who tries to escape from Crete with man made wings. He is told not to fly too close to the sun, however with the ability to fly he became overly confident and ended up flying high into the sky. His wings caught on fire and he ended up falling into the sea. In fact, there is a sea named after the myth called the Icarian Sea in the Mediterranean.
Despite the film only being 1 hour and 28 minutes long, I ended up having to stop it because I was going to fall asleep. This doesn’t mean I didn’t like the movie, but it does get a little boring at times. If you like action movies, then I would suggest giving Icarus a chance and watching it. Make sure to leave your reviews or comments in the comment section below.
My Rating: 5 out of 10
Rating Summary: I am giving Icarus a five out of ten because it isn’t bad and isn’t great so it is right in the middle. I like action movies, and the film did have a lot of action in it. There were a couple cool scenes where Icarus moves in fast motion and shoots several henchman really fast. I think the story could have been improved and that it would have made it better. Overall, the movie is worth watching at least once.
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