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No time wasted
Those Who Wish Me Dead, an American action and thriller film, in which no time was wasted by director Taylor Sheridan, a screenwriter known for his talent for drawing bold strikes, blending taut action with complex character studies, as in “Hill Or High Water.” “(Hell or High Water) 2016, and“ Sicario ”2018, as he worked on combining multiple narratives over an hour and 40 minutes, in the story of a teenager who finds himself being hunted after witnessing a murder in the wilderness of Montana, and a survival expert charged with protecting him Save him, and a huge forest fire threatens to destroy them all.
The film looks like a return to the disaster films of the 1970s, such as “The Poseidon Adventure” (1972), or “Towering Inferno” (1974), where the main event is the “disaster” around which the characters unfold.
And in it we meet Hannah Faber (Angelina Jolie), one of the daring firefighters who descend by helicopters in the middle of the burning forests, angry, ridiculous and chasing of her past, she lives hard, and is dominated by the desire of death, but she seems more insane, to the point that she failed in the last psychological assessment For her, after failing to deal with dangerous forest fires that led to the death of 3 children, she demoted her to just watching one of the fire towers, where she stands as a single outpost in the middle of the forest to monitor the weather, shaken by PTSD.
Away from the jungle
Before the jungle saga, the film begins with a rather rough look, as it jumps between Montana mountain ranges and the Florida coast, paving the way for the next violence. We see Owen (Jake Weber) a “forensic accountant” who escapes from Florida with his young son Connor (Finn Little), when he realizes that the “bad guys” want to kill him for revealing suspicious political financial sources for the benefit of the Attorney General.
The bad guys are Jack (Aidan Gillen) and Patrick (Nicholas Holt), two people who have nothing but the technicalities of the killing in mind, who in their black suits and fake law enforcement badges look like the most horrific couple of cold-blooded “clean” killers who have little concern about Killing bystanders, they are a force as relentless and inhuman as wildfires that burn for mysterious reasons.
After discovering one way or another that Owen may be heading to the wilds of Montana to hide with his brother-in-law, they follow him in a hot pursuit that ends with the boy “Connor” in the middle of the woods, frightened, lonely and desperate for help.
So after about 40 minutes had passed, Hana, isolated in the fire tower in the middle of nowhere, came back to work, through a number of effective action sequences, as she rushed with Connor to run to save their lives from the killers who started a huge fire to cause chaos, in a succession of sudden confrontations Which is merciless and does not end except with life or death
Critic Ben Kingsburg described it as “a battle between the heavy dark in the form of quick-thinking killers, and total virtue, in which Hannah and Connor struggle to reach safety, then back off, then run again,” until Connor forces Hannah to change her perspective and stop Self-destruction, choosing life.
Awe of nature
Through the stunning visuals and the way they add tension to the story, Sheridan and cinematographer Ben Richardson dealt with the natural environment with a sense of awe that personified the forces working against the characters, and showed the best of them in the terrifying way in which the fires operate and increase their speed, especially on the slopes of the earth, and the fires stuck in The sky, which eats everything in its path, then the rolling green hills, the water flowing through the blue crystal streams, ignoring the horror at its edges, and indulging in the beauty of these moments that portray the strength and vulnerability of nature in the face of human destruction.
This beauty is intertwined with some action scenes, as nature and other people often work against the characters, which makes the film successful in pushing us to care about the characters while they are in the heart of Hell.