There are many great action directors out there, but only one has the good fortune of being named Olivier Megaton. The awesomely-named filmmaker is probably known best for Taken 2 & 3, Colombiana, and Transporter 3, but he’s back now with his first movie in five years; The Last Days of American Crime.
Starring Edgar Ramirez, The Last Days of American Crime is a little bit like Minority Report if it were a heist movie. It’s set in the future when governments have figured out how to emit a signal that prevents all people from knowingly committing crimes. Before the signal goes off, a bank robber joins with other criminals to pull-off one last big score. Of course, it doesn’t go as planned.
The cast includes Ramirez, Michael C. Pitt, Anna Brewster, Patrick Bergin, Sean Cameron Michael, and Sharlto Copley. The draw for me is Megaton, whose flashy style has sorely been missed from the action genre these last few years. He’s perfect for bringing to life the graphic novel by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini.
The Last Days of American Crime hits Netflix on June 5th.