Message Man is an underrated actioner that deserves a wider audience; it has some brutal action and a sympathetic lead. Highly recommended.
Plot: A retired assassin’s past catches up with him and his brutality surfaces as he goes on a final killing spree to make things right.
Review: Here’s one I had never heard of till my brother mentioned it to me just a few days ago and I ended up being pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it.
This film is more what I call the Indonesian version of Taken; when you get to the action, it gets very brutal at times just like The Raid with very satisfying results.
Our lead who is played by Paul O’Brien is very solid and believable as an action hero, he carries this role very well and I can’t wait to see what does in the future. The supporting cast do well especially our villain who I just found out was also in The Raid, but don’t remember him; if anyone can let me know who he was in that film, please let me know.
The story is very straightforward and simple which I like as not every action film has to be preachy with politics and this doesn’t do that.
My only problem is it’s a little slow when it starts due to them building the story up and developing the characters, but once it gets going, it doesn’t stop.
Overall, this was a surprisingly good action film that I definitely recommend, you won’t regret it.