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Will “The Mountain Between Us” reach to the top of viewer’s expectations?

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Disaster movies are always a challenge to produce because of the life-threatening scenes along with emotions that run around characters. However, the actors of such movies also add value to the narrative. The upcoming movie The Mountain Between Us could be an appealing actor for it stars Idris Elba, who plays Dr. Ben Bass, a surgeon by profession. He will share the screen with Kate Winslet as Alex Martin, a photojournalist. Winslet was last seen in Collateral Beauty (2016) alongside Will Smith. However, this is the first time Winslet will be seen with Elba on the big screen and this duo will be the one to watch for their diverse acting skills.

The movie will show Idris Elba and Kate Winslet play complete strangers on board a small charter plane, which crashes on an icy mountainous terrain in the Arctic region. Idris Elba is considered to be one of the charismatic actors in Hollywood with his deep voice and facial expressions. It is expected he will create magic on the screen along with the damsel in distress, Winslet, who too has a personality that blends in various roles. According to the official trailer of the movie, there are three people who comprise majority of the on-screen time of the movie including Elba, Winslet and the Beau Bridges, who plays the role of the plane’s pilot.

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A movie with two or three character with a compelling story always attracts the attention of the viewers for there is less distraction as the number of characters and viewpoints is less and focus on the plot is strong. Viewers will expect action, drama, thrill, suspense, wildlife, and danger looming over the characters as they struggle for survival. Will Idris Elba do justice with his role and will Kate Winslet create an on-screen chemistry with Elba is yet to be seen. I am personally waiting to watch this movie.

Movie Review

Will Xander Cage become a memorable character?

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Vin Diesel made a name for himself by appearing in the Fast and the Furious franchise. However, keeping his adventurous persona alive, he appeared in XXX (2002) as Xander Cage, a thrill seeking enthusiast, who becomes a spy for the National Security Agency (NSA). After a hiatus of 15 years, Vin Diesel reprises his role as Xander Cage in the sequel, XXX: Return of Xander Cage.

The movie shows XXX perform his tricks with the motorcycle and the skateboard where he even skis through a rainforest. XXX: Return on Xander Cage is a sort of movie that has two kinds of audiences. One, those who cheer on every move that Xander make, even if it is lighting up a cigarette. Second are those who want to sleep throughout the movie. Perhaps the hype for XXX: Return of Xander Cage across social media was because of Deepika Padukone playing the role of Serena Unger. What part she plays in the world of espionage is for you to find out.

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However, even with often-time goofy stunts and the essence of predictability evident in some stunt scenes which Xander performs, you cannot get a better action-adventure movie like this. Perhaps it is the aura, appeal, and persona of Vin Diesel that he can create any stunt look top-class, which would receive enormous applause from Vin Diesel fans.

If you want to see a movie showing stunts that are explainable and logical, then do not watch this movie. However, if you want to see Diesel and Padukone on the same screen and stunts that keep you at the edge of the chair then XXX: Return of Xander Cage is a must watch.