As the title indicates, The Marksman is a survival story about a competent marine unit lead by Liam Neeson’s Jim Hanson. Jim comes into a Mexican child who is being pursued by cartel henchmen. Jim chooses to defend the youngster no matter what it costs him out of humanity.
The Marksman released in 15th January, 2021 on Netflix.
The Marksman: Storyline
Jim Hanson (Liam Neeson) runs a ranch near the border between Arizona and Mexico. He has no reason to live now that his wife has died, and he is simply counting down the days. He buried his wife on a neighboring hill and is now attempting to rescue the ranch, which is encumbered by a large debt. Jim reports unlawful border crossings for the government, but the job hasn’t paid him well enough for him to retire. He is irritated and powerless as a result of this circumstance.
In one of his investigations, Jim encounters Rosa and her son Miguel, who are attempting to cross the border to escape the drug gang. When Jim tries to stop them, a cartel member called Mauricio fires at him.
Jim murders Mauricio’s brother in retaliation, but Rosa is seriously injured. Rosa asks Jim to transport Miguel to her cousin’s house in Chicago.
Jim first turns the youngster over to the cops, only to discover that they are planning to deport Miguel back to Mexico since one of the guys claims to be his father. Jim figures out the plan and saves the youngster from border patrol. They both end themselves on the run from the law. Both the cops and the cartel are on the lookout for them. Jim, on the other hand, is dead set on dropping Miguel off with his family in Chicago.
The Marksman: Did Mauricio Killed Miguel?
Mauricio was looking for Rosa and Miguel because Miguel’s uncle, Carlos, had stolen money from Mauricio’s employer, the Vasquez Cartel. Mauricio brutally murdered Carlos, but he was unable to locate the money, which is why he is after Miguel. When Jim ran into Rosa at the border, he discovered the money bag. Before Mauricio interfered, she and Miguel were on their way to Chicago to start a new life.
Miguel expresses his unwillingness in using cartel money for his future in a lively chat. Later that night, Jim and Miguel burned the soiled money in a campfire. They just have to deal with Mauricio now that the money is gone.
The Marksman: Ending Explanation
Miguel was consumed by a burning desire to revenge his mother’s death. However, Miguel is persuaded by Jim, a man who has spent his military career murdering people, that revenge is never an option. His mother would not have wanted him to live a life like this.
In the climactic scenario, when Mauricio and Jim are fighting each other and Miguel is clutching Mauricio’s pistol, the dialogue is reflected. Miguel is enticed to shoot him so that Mauricio may produce another punk like him, but Jim warns him not to make the mistake. Miguel fires a shot into the air, and Jim uses the gun to finish off Mauricio. Jim, in a poetic way, spared another boy from a life of murder and vengeance.
Jim, who is seriously injured, manages to deliver Miguel to his family in Chicago. He vanishes rapidly from the scene. We see Jim, who has been shot and stabbed. He has lost a lot of blood and will not be able to survive. He shuts his eyes in peace, though, for he saved one life before going, and that is what matters the most.
The Marksman: Review
Unlike the other “Taken” flicks, he is the one doing the taking this time, although for a good cause. The majority of “The Marksman” follows Jim, Miguel, and Jackson as they travel from Arizona to Illinois, pursued by cartel villains commanded by a particularly over-the-top Juan Pablo Raba. However, all of these characters are clichés of vicious Mexican gangsters, and the writing by Lorenz, Chris Charles, and Danny Kravitz isn’t concerned in delving any deeper into them.
Even Miguel, who is on screen for virtually the whole movie, is only given a few basic characteristics such as tenderness, fear, and a like for Pop Tarts. While Jim is still sleeping off the liquor from the night before, he is nice enough to take Jackson for an early morning stroll. However, be warned: a later sequence involving the dog is the most frightening and unneeded in the entire film, considering that we already know how deadly the pursuers are.
There aren’t many shocks along the road, and the fact that old-school Jim proudly refuses to carry a cell phone allows for the few glitches that do occur. Without using Yelp, he manages to pull into a little town in the Texas panhandle and locate the gun store on Main Street.
The Marksman: Conclusion
The Marksman is a straightforward story. It isn’t a complicated drama, but it isn’t very moving either. The story becomes too dry at some point, and the plot is most likely cliched and overdone. Jim’s persona as a ‘marksman’ sharpshooter fails to make an impression, as the quality is only employed once in the finale.
It’s not at all like John Wick. The film’s most fatal problem is its simplicity, which makes it feel like a dry and dreary drama that fails to provide anything important. The film is well-made, yet it is too flat to keep the viewer’s attention.
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