SPOILER ALERT THROUGHOUT REVIEW (and i believe this movie is not worthy of caring about a spoiler when its called I am Wrath and is a vengence movie - nothing new here, white men in black leather immune to bullets).
i looked up how many movies are about the revenge of a super spec ops ninja guy which is this movie (note when it begins and he says he is just a manager at the ohio car plant i started liking him, why? because this guy is one of us and this all happened to him, no, he is a ninja) - you got John Wick on the great side of it all imho and perhaps the smartest best shooter movie ever made, and then there is this type of movie. this is a bad movie for all but young folks wanting i guess weak unreal gun play??? imagine Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo but with R rated violence, i swear the gangs are straight from 1990's sitcoms with the only thing missing is the guy wearing a necktie as a headband... this whole movie has to be written by someone absolutely removed from all subject matter. its a movie we all have seen 1,000 times before. its a one star action movie devoid of a serious plot or reason to care for anyone, the violence to women and children does nothing to progress any character or story line. its bad.
movies like this lack all cleverness. jump ahead, SPOILER ALERT, and during a late scene the bad guy as expected takes the surviving family hostage. he kills the babysitter in a brutal slow mo pistol shot to her heart. you never see that girl [she is young btw, like 14] and she is never mentioned again. why did the babysitter die? because the daughter grabbed a kitchen knife and meaninglessly stabs the other bad guy in the shoulder... the babysitter jumps on the gun arm of the main bad guy to prevent him from shooting the daughter. babysitter dies and is never mentioned ever again. that stuff bothers me immensely. her death is more important that the original wife who was murdered working for a corrupt politician. btw the plot that someone in such a spotlight can do all this and never be questioned also shows the simplicity of this worthless plot. actually i dont know if there is a plot honestly.
guess what they happened to kill the wife of the super spec ops guy that we cant even know his history. take Rambo or other movies that wonderfully explain the characters power and history. here we got nothing but a classic break in drywall to bring out a joke of a kill kit in a briefcase. seen this scene in other movies, Statham like 100%. pause the movie on the briefcase and check out the weak array of weaponry that he has, but wait there is a CANADIAN passport in there? why? feed the intelligent viewer something please... no, instead he just puts his 9mm beretta in his pants, why then hide that? he doesnt hide it all later when his daughter finds it, again what????? in that briefcase i saw one extra ammo clip, bizarre...
the collateral for his revenge demotivated me entirely. SPOILER ALERT, in the end scene where he runs into the governor's mansion which just shows like 20 guys dead on the ground after a cut scene to when the cop wakes up in the car... i don't know about you thinking this out like i did -- but the security detail for a governor is public servants such as the state police. again the movie takes me to a point where i understand the evil folks but the stupidity of the plot decides its OK just to kill everyone. so the corrupt governor has a cohort of maybe private body guards? and nobody will notice that? so who are all the guards at the mansion that got killed? i just watched the movie five 9's and they use a shotgun taser that disables the guards, curious why its ok to shoot a cop so you can kill the governor that then does what?
SPOILER ALERT: if a governor decides to kill an innocent woman just because she wont lie about data, why wouldn't that same governor then just kill the fkning dude that is blackmailing him? its stuff like this that during the movie makes you yell out WTF is that, and almost makes you think you missed a scene or something... its just that bad a movie that they dont really care if it makes sense.
the good part of this is the interaction between the old partners which pulls some stereotypes from cop partner movies (flashes of this only including the end scene where the two are all happy and again note the death list is not relevant to the success of the mission we guess), the rest is an absolute journey through simpletown. nothing new here. you expect every scene and get that. but here is the classic babysitter and dozens of people are dead because one man wanted violent revenge for his wife's murder. at no time in the movie does he take the information public or take her work into a glorified state. this whole movie is about a spec ops guys that goes back to his past to enforce his revenge. the layers of supposed evil are mind boggling with the late night TV plot of corrupt governor using corrupt cops or at least cops that think they will become captain (note in the movie this example of stupidity: there are two bad cops but the movie really focuses on the one guy and he is a lot of scenes with the governor about needing to "contain things", this guy dies in the gov raid scene but later the partner who lived comes back for no logical reason other than who knows to kill our guy - this guy had to do nothing and it appears never be convicted of a crime as a police officer but no he wants to loudly kill a guy in his hospital bed? weird weird weird, and also in that scene is an error where our guy shoots without a silencer this bad cop and there is no reaction to this!!! the other cop who went to go get coffee just never reappears and our boys go off to brazil, end movie, again wtf???). not a single sniper hit our boy outside of center mass as he pointed his shotgun at the swat team at the mansion??? little stuff like that... 50 rounds with only four bullets in his vest in his chest, one arm wound the medics worked on. at no point in the movie was the gov actually brought down, just killed so now what?
who in hollywood writes this stuff down to such a simpleton level? really? do this instead of watching this movie, enter this phrase in a search engine: "movie where man's wife is killed and he seeks revenge".
final irony? quoting one verse from the bible to justify the killing of hundreds to revenge one act, if that is not religious irony i dont know what is... I am Wrath does not mean getting the babysitter killed. someone is now going to watch this movie just for that babysitter scene... :)