Incendiary – *

Posted: November 11, 2013 in 2008, Crime/Detective, Drama, Thriller, UK, X

Cleaning up my dvd’s-to-watch box, which has a lot of rubbish. The kind that you buy at stores as part of a ’10 for 15 euro’- deal. Those are very tempting deals because there are always 3 or 4 that you really want to see (or give away as presents) and then you just take 6 or 7 along.

Incendiary is one of them. It stars Ewan McGregor, who is a very likable actor. And it also stars Michelle Williams, who looks like Naomi Watts on the cover of the dvd. They are both good actors and the acting is really good throughout the movie. However, the story unfolds in such a chaotic and simplistic manner that you just want to give up after an hour.

A woman is cheating on her husband while he’s at a soccer game with their son. A terrorist attack at the stadium takes the life of 1004 people, amongst which the father and son. She’s left devastated, feels guilty and finds comfort in the colleague of her husband. However, the guy she was cheating on is a journalist and starts to investigate the attack.

And that’s where it all goes wrong. If it would have stayed a movie about a woman’s guilt it could have turned out fine. But that whole investigating story line that reveals certain information about the terrorists and about the attack is crap. You start watching some kind of romantic drama, but the story unfolds in a thriller and it just doesn’t work. Next !


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