I was really looking forward to an intelligent "revenge" movie, one where the lead character makes intelligent choices after being wronged and gets a solid vengeance. In this one, you will be ripping your own hair out wondering how SHE, our lead character instead keeps making the situation worse, not because she is ignorant, but because the writer of this film are.
Her hands are tied, but her feet aren't... why didn't she just run away? Rather than placing both her hands in a fire to burn paracord off, she wouldn't instead find a sharper rock and exert a little patience? Separated from her pack, she dumps he only water within 20 miles, over her burning hands???? later, with open wounds, she washes them in a creek that potentially will infect her and eventually create sepesis? On and on... silly stupid mistakes ... When she is lashed to a post by a belt, there is enough slcak for her to slide down and sit, but she doesn't just move the belt around the post and unbuckle it?
Meanwhile, we are to believe a person such as she doesn't enjoy the wilderness, just a little?
When faced with adversity and just the tiny beginning of a little pain she has to scream over and over, with her attackers within earshot? and when she is holding a kilo/2 kilos or whatever heroin/coke or whatever, she does have leverage to get her pack back... but she instead rips the kilo open and thereby creates a war not any intelligent person would ever want to create. The writers have written a character who is stupid, and I feel insulted they didn't write a better film for this excellent actress.
and for the two white guys whoI guess had recently escaped from prison, they are an unlikely team at best, no repor between them... and the one who has a bullet wounded arm walks around like he actually has a pretend bullet wound, and later when it is so infected each move of that side of the body should produce pain he saunters around like he in fact is on a day hike at Disneyland OR is just an actor without any idea the part he was hired to play.The director thought this was ok? wow.
You see what I mean, this is a lousy written film... cannot be believed. It is definitely too easy to make a movie these days... the foundation for the movie makes no sense... the young girl is being taunted by her coach or father to exert stamina against pain, to get used to being drenched fully in a monsoon, while he is taunting her in the rain, he is standing inside an umbrella?! What? preposterous. Later on, as an adult, she seems to have learned nothing about ability to go beyond pain, at every slight difficulty she is screaming... makes no sense. Writers created a character that makes the audience cringe, if they can think at all, does not match the idea central to a movie like this which MUST BE CONSISTENT. It certainly is not.
A good idea/central theme, but just not worth watching.