meet The Ambusha new war film from the director of Tasks. Based on a true story, he delivers a nerve-racking thriller.
A Marvel movie here, a drama movie there: the cinemas are often dominated by only a handful of blockbusters.
It is a trend that has only become more extreme over the past twenty years. Studios are taking fewer risks and investing mainly in giant franchises. The middle segment between indie films and blockbusters has almost completely disappeared.
Yet there is another segment, outside of Hollywood. Western directors are regularly flown in by, for example, China to direct an action film, usually intended as propaganda material for the rest of the world. A Hollywood copy, intended to spread a political message. The Intriguing Book The Red Carpet delves into this phenomenon, among other things. It’s a fascinating readif only because of the glimpses into the Chinese propaganda kitchen.
War film by director Taken
Anyway, you didn’t come here for a book, but for Al Kameeninternationally known as The Ambush. In recent years, the director of the original Taken was called in by the United Arab Emirates to make a war film. The result is a war thriller that was released there last year and immediately became the largest Arabic-language film in the Arab Gulf countries.
This year we can finally see the final product. The Ambush, as the film is internationally called, is therefore directed by the French filmmaker Pierre Morel. Next Tasks he also delivered the nice The Gunman in 2015, starring Sean Penn.
The Ambush is based on the true story of a team of soldiers from the United Arab Emirates. During the 2018 Yemen War, they are ambushed by rebel soldiers during a routine patrol in a valley.
When their armored vehicle is attacked by heavy enemy gunfire and trapped in a remote ravine, three soldiers desperately wait for rescue. As troops arrive to help, they too are ambushed. Their last hope is a daring rescue mission planned by their brave commander.
So expect a spectacular war thriller in which it is nice and clear who the good and who the bath guys to be. But hey, movies like American Sniper and Top Gun do the exact same thing. That is also pure marketing for the US military.
The Ambush: coming soon?
So put your mind to zero, and enjoy an entertaining war film. Scores on IMDb The Ambush so far a creditable 7.1, there are no reviews registered on Rotten Tomatoes yet.
In any case, the first international trailer promises a lot. Now the question is whether we will also see the war film here. in America it will be in cinemas from October 28, and it will be available digitally from November 1.
Chances are that The Ambush skip the cinemas here and directly from then on demand will be available. Hopefully from November 1st.
To be continued very soon! Already in the mood for a war movie? Check out our list of the best movies from the genre on Netflix.
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