Ghosted – The DVDfever Review – Apple TV+ – Chris Evans, Ana de Armas

Ghosted Ghosted begins with Cole Turner (Chris EvansAvengers: Endgame) wishing he’d meet the woman of his dreams… until the moment, soon after, when exactly that happens as he chances across Sadie Rhodes (Ana de ArmasBlade Runner 2049), selling her a cactus plant from his friend’s market stall.

The premise is such that by day, she’s a secret agent. However, for now, as far as he knows, she’s an art curator, and that’s why she needs to travel all over the world. She certainly doesn’t dress like an international 007-type character, despite having been in No Time To Die.

But then after the first date – which lasted into the next morning – he’s been… ready for this? Ghosted.

Because reasons, he has a way to track down where she is, and London is the city. Of course, they could film somewhere interesting like Manchester, but nope, London it is. But before he can get to meet her, he gets a crash course as to what her job entails, and it involves her wearing a tight leather outfit. So, it’s a bit of a True Lies-type situation, with the gender roles reversed… so, thankfully, we don’t get Arnie in leathers!

Cole’s mistaken for being a person of note known as The Taxman, so the baddies are after him, led by Leveque (See How They Run‘s Adrien Brody with a dodgy accent), who wants a big biochemical weapon called Aztec. It can cause a ton of damage and is worth a fortune. So, plot device.

Don’t expect any originality, or blood when someone’s shot (it’s a 12-certificate!), but it’s very daft, and entertaining enough as a fun action romp for the 2-hour running time, with a few cool slomo scenes in the middle of some action. In fact, all of these scenes are a lot more enjoyable than that last, awful Bond film!

There’s also a scene where the two leads are running up the steps from The Exorcist, which he reckons is a scary movie, but it isn’t at all. Instead, try Audrey Rose!

Plus, despite what we see onscreen, Ana would clearly have no chance of beating anyone up because her upper arms are completely devoid of muscle. You’d think she’d work out a bit for the role?

Also, with appearances from Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, there’s a Marvel Avengers connection there, not least that Ana’s role was originally going to be played by Scarlett Johansson. Oh, and add in John Cho, Ryan Reynolds and Dexter Fletcher, the latter of whom directed this movie.

Ghosted won’t be the most amazing thing you see all year – and could do with either cutting out 15-20 minutes, or adding in another action scene or two, but it’s solid enough. And while I wasn’t particularly keen on his Eddie The Eagle or Rocketman, he was actually the uncredited saviour of Bohemian Rhapsody.

Ghosted is on Apple TV+ from today, but isn’t yet available to pre-order on Blu-ray or DVD.

Ghosted – Official Trailer – Apple TV+

Detailed specs:

Running time: 116 minutes
Release date: April 21st 2023
Studio: Apple TV+
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Rating: 6.5/10

Director: Dexter Fletcher
Producers: Jules Daly, David Ellison, Chris Evans, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
Screenplay: Chris McKenna, Rhett Reese, Rhett Reese, Erik Sommers, Paul Wernick
Music: Lorne Balfe

Cole Turner: Chris Evans
Sadie Rhodes: Ana de Armas
Leveque: Adrien Brody
Wagner: Mike Moh
Dad: Tate Donovan
Mom: Amy Sedaris
Mattie Turner: Lizze Broadway
Monte Jackson: Mustafa Shakir
Patti: Tiya Sircar
Grandson of Sam: Anthony Mackie
The Leopard: John Cho
God: Sebastian Stan
Jonas: Ryan Reynolds
Raoul: Dexter Fletcher
English Cabbie: Burn Gorman
Borislov: Tim Blake Nelson
Marco: Marwan Kenzari
Joann: Jordan Blair Brown
Edna: Victoria Kelleher
Martin: Israel Vaughan
Utami: Stephen Park
Rock-aoke Patron: Zane Shaw
Maitre’d: Stephanie Weis
Announcer: Humza Shabazz