Comedy stories always have a tragic core, and even French comedies cannot escape this law.
How to interpret the love between father and son vividly and vividly may be a parting, a conversation, or a shared experience.
The comedy “The Last Mercenary” expresses the love between father and son in different ways.
“The Last Mercenary” is a French action comedy movie watched online on Netflix.
The father has been a mercenary for his whole life, and the last time he protected his son, this way of expressing his father’s love is rarely seen in movies.
“The Last Mercenary” is directed by David Charhon, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Alban Ivanov, and Samir Decazza.
The plot tells the story of Richard Brumère, code-named “The Mist”, who was a French secret agent and later turned into a mercenary.
Now that his son Archibald is facing a crisis, he must go back to his old business 25 years ago, work with a group of reckless young people and weird officials in the slum, and muster the courage to let Archibald know that he is his father.
I have always felt that French films have a charming and pleasing temperament.
Whether it’s “Les Invisibles” or the works of recent years, it can always make the audience linger in a rather relaxed and humorous content style.
The same is true for the action comedy “The Last Mercenary” released on Netflix this time.
The retired secret agent was forced to perform a mission to rescue his son, which made the film full of mischief and spoof, but the warmth was not lost.
In the opening scene of the “The Last Mercenary” movie, we can see the protagonist Richard Brumère, played by French action star Jean-Claude Van Damme, travel to Mongolia to rescue a hostage kidnapped by terrorists.
Although there are many enemies, Richard Brumère has to be distracted to protect a drag.
However, in the light rhythm and funny movements, he has repeatedly overcome dangers by virtue of his strong and agile skills, successfully subverting our impression that the masters do things in a clean and neat way.
And this also established the tonality of the whole movie “The Last Mercenary”.
If you say where the movie started to attract the audience’s attention, it might start with the director’s long shot + highway chase.
Long shots can enhance the seriousness of the whole plot, but when the scene of this highway chase mobilizes the audience’s passion, it also lays the foundation for the story behind.
Time returned to 24 hours ago, a young man drove a limousine on the French roads, turning a blind eye to the police car that stopped him by broadcasting.
Although he was eventually overtaken by the police during the process of stopping to go to the toilet, as soon as he took out his credentials, he had the immunity to let all the police officers around him take him.
Who is this man? Why is there such a right at a young age?
Through the commentary of the officials in the film “The Last Mercenary”, Richard Brumère, the protagonist who is now a world-renowned mercenary, was once a high-level commander of the French military “Alpha Group”. In addition to having top military capabilities and good use of various weapons In addition, the boxing kung fu is even more impressive.
No matter how difficult the task is at the moment, it can always be solved in a critical juncture by surprisingly difficult methods. It can be said to be a legend.
Because of past events, he was forced to retire. He asked France to grant his son Archibald a lifetime immunity, a monthly living allowance, and let him be protected by top secret status.
It’s just that the son’s identity was fraudulently used by the caring person in the early part of the movie “The Last Mercenary”.
This allowed Archibald’s original privileges to be eliminated, and he was accused of homicide and arrested by the police, which also entered the main story line of “The Last Mercenary”.
Richard, the protagonist who performed mercenary missions in various countries around the world, heard this news and immediately set off to return to France for rescue missions.
But although the action of “The Last Mercenary” is his strong point as a mercenary.
But this time the subject became his own son.
As a father who hasn’t been around for all these years, and has almost never met his son, the protagonist Richard faces difficulties he never imagined.
From the father and son driving the coaching car to avoid chasing, a thrilling and seemingly absurd speed chase, a group of people trying to escape from the hiding place that was about to be bombed, to finally finding the fraudulent criminal and exposing them Evil plan.
The father-son pair Richard and Archibald not only try to prove their innocence, but also try to mend the alienated relationship between each other in a process full of twists and turns.
This makes the whole story of “The Last Mercenary” have a clear focus.
The most interesting part of the movie “The Last Mercenary” is that Richard, a mercenary killer in the eyes of others, has to start an action with a group of unknown men this time. The contrast between the two is formed.
I can’t help but think of the French comedy “City Hunter” based on Japanese manga in 2019.
Whether it’s the hand-to-hand fight between two hot girls in swimsuits in the locker room, the road chase at the beginning of the movie, or the scuffle in an electric playground.
The action scenes of “The Last Mercenary” full of various elements also make the film rich and diverse.
As mentioned earlier, “The Last Mercenary” fully demonstrates the natural sense of humor of the French.
In addition to starring Jean-Claude Van Damme constantly performing his iconic cheating in the film.
Alban Ivanov, who plays a government official, supports many of the funny plots in the film.
It’s like wearing a pair of white briefs riding an electric bicycle on the road, and wearing a blindfold and earphones, he also didn’t notice it in the rain of bullets.
I believe that the fun of these jokes can make the audience happy and satisfied.
Overall, “The Last Mercenary” has a very strong French comedy style.
I like the plot design of “The Last Mercenary” with the theme of father and son learning to cooperate.
The differences in personalities and backgrounds between the two make the whole movie have a lot of funny and warmth that can transform the overall atmosphere in hard-line spy stories like characters rushing for their lives and solving puzzles.
In the film, we can see the protagonist Richard’s efforts for this relationship and the expectations he has for his son.
Although the movie is presented in a humorous and amusing way, there is no way to hide this kind of paternal love when watching the ending and even the child’s delivery has to pretend to be a doctor.
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