TW: Fake wound/SFX, mention of bugs, mention of panic attacks, treatment of wounds, bug related wounds, environmental emergencies.
Before you look at the image be warned it’s not super realistic but it’s not exactly pretty.
I wouldn’t consider myself a very good actor, but I did take theater for 3 semesters and also have a some very... vivid memories of a couple panic attacks.
So when a classmate of mine L did some SFX on my arm and we decide it looked like a big had burst out of my arm that became the scene for our practice scenario that afternoon.
So I’m sitting there with this fake wound and trying to decide how best to make it seem like I’m panicking without actually inducing myself to panic.
When the other “crew” lead by my Lt. show up they do a masterful job of trying to calm me down and distracting me from my injury. They manage to package me up and get me ready for transport pretty quickly and even made sure to double check for scene safety since we “lost” the bug.
On the flip side when I stopped “panicking” because the scene was over, our teacher and a few on the crew treating me said I did a good job and that for a second they were scared I was actually panicking.
Over all it was a super fun scene to do and I really enjoyed it, I guess retaining bad memories has a use for something huh?
Oh here’s a picture of what the fake wound looked like.
Good Ole' Henry
Movie Review on The Cold Light of Day
(Ugh, everything I had just deleted without saving. Back to 2000 I go. Save as draft before exiting the page. Duh!)
The Cold Light of Day
Director: Mabrouk El Mecri
Writers: Scott Wiper, John Petro
Okay, so lately I have been on a Henry Cavill kick and I'm not quite sure why... Is it because I'm DYING for The Witcher season 2 to come out on Netflix? Probably. Is it because Henry Cavill as an actor intrigues me? Getting warmer. Is it because he's handsome? NOT AT ALL..... All joking aside, his acting does intrigue me. Is he actually an actor with chops, or is he really good at playing leading characters that have really intense looks? My conclusion is that, he's a fine actor (at least everything he does I believe him in) and yes he does have the face for intense roles. Is he a Timothee Chalamet or an Al Pacino, no. But damn he makes good money doing so!
In a quote from Just Jared he says, “I’m slightly wary of saying this, because it can be frowned upon, certainly by members of my community and people outside my community… but I’m not just doing this for the art..... The money’s fantastic and that’s something which I deem — and again, it is frowned upon — very important.”
...and as an actor I resonate with that. I mean we all CAN'T be Timothee Chalamet or Zendaya or Al Pacino or Maryll Streep. What we can do, is define where our success lies and play off of our talent. Henry Cavill aptly does just that, and it shows in his movie choices and in his acting. (Not that any of them are bad!)
Okay end acting rant. Let's get into the movie.
The Cold Light of Day directed by Mabrouk El Merci is given a 4.9/10 on IMDB; I'm not sure where the .9 comes from but I'd agree it's anywhere from a 4-5. Again, if you're looking for an action movie look no further. It has all of the things an action movie needs to cover. An anxiety ridden main character, love, guns, a car chase, and explosions. Although the love is more familiar in nature, it still counts.
We follow Will Henshaw (Henry Cavill) try to save his family after his father, a CIA agent (Bruce Willis) is killed by a mysterious villain that Will has no idea about. Will doesn't even really know that his dad is CIA until he gets shot. Also I was so surprised that Bruce Willis (king of action) died so early.... But I digress.
The Henshaw family is stolen off of a boat, threatened to be killed if Will doesn't pick up a mysterious case and give it back to Islam.... Honestly it doesn't really explain what was in the brief case. And it only briefly talks about who wants it, why they want it, and who the bad guys are. It turns out that Sigourney Weavers character Carrack is actually the bad guy, who kills Wills dad, and is the rogue agent. Dun dun dun!
Not only that, but Will finds out that he has a half sister in Spain who he didn't know about. Oh but did she know about him....
I don't know, there were so many plots trying to take place that it was hard to follow one in specific. And there were a few characters that really didn't need to be in the movie. Like the brothers girlfriend. You literally could have cut her character and we wouldn't even know that she was supposed to be there....
The action is what really made the movie better. It was so good, that the many plots and useless characters didn't matter much. So the 4.9 was a justified rating.