Those Who Wish Me Dead

Director: Taylor Sheridan
Year Released: 2021
Rating: 2.0

Still distraught over failing to save small children from a massive blaze, firefighter Hannah (Angelina Jolie) is given a second chance at redemption when she has to protect young Connor (Finn Little) from two assassins (Aiden Gillen and Nicholas Hoult) who are out to kill him because his father, a forensic accountant, has dirt on their boss (Tyler Perry).  The star power is certainly there and Jolie seems to relish being an action hero, but as a work of genre fiction it's really quite overbearing: the elements appear to be almost supernatural in power, and lightning storms sound like ballistic missiles being set off, and the forest fires that keep appearing are just an excuse to give the CGI team something to program.  It's snarky to say this, but we are living in the 21st century: couldn't the accountant have, I don't know, put the "classified intel" on a flash drive instead of written it on a legal pad?  Paper is flammable, after all....