Peppermint starts off looking like a sweet tale of a mother who dotes on her young daughter… whmo she nicknames Peppermint, until one day some drugs cartel baddies let rip and they get caught in the crossfire.
Jennifer Garner plays Riley, who’s still wondering what to do after 5 years of the cops doing nothing, and so she feels she may as well ‘go big or go home’, and tool herself up with all the weaponry she can find.
This is as the trailer tells us it comes from the same director as Taken, so you know what we’re dealing with, here.
They don’t mention that the director, Pierre Morel, also made 2015’s The Gunman, a Sean Penn actioner which flopped, but which I thought was much better than Taken. Still, mention Taken, and you know what we’re dealing with.
So, Riley wants to take out the trash. Will it work? It could make for passable entertainment, but also it looks quite silly.
Peppermint is released in the UK on September 21st.
Writer: Chad St John
Also stars: Richard Cabral, John Ortiz, John Gallagher Jr, Juan Pablo Raba, Method Man, Tyson Ritter
Check out the trailer below and click on the new poster for the full-size image.
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