I've always been a huge fan of the Punisher, ever since I first met the character on the old 90's Spider-Man cartoon. I quickly discovered the old 80's movie and loved it as well, and all of that pales to the comics version. I mean if you need any more proof of my love of the character, check out my youtube page, youtube.com/blueroofproductions619, where I have a webseries called Frank's Journey, where a Punisher action figure goes on weird adventures. The point is, the character has always meant a lot to me. So when I heard there was a short film, staring Thomas Jane, who of course played him in the '04 movie, once again playing the punisher I just had to watch it. And let me just say, it does not disappoint!
The film was produced by Adi Shankar and directed by Phil Joanou, and it was clearly made with love. The film opens up on a small street in New York where Frank is fast asleep. He is woken up with what sounds like a gun shot. He exits his van in a dramatic fashion and then pulls out his dirty laundry, not at all where you thought it was going to go.
On the other side of the alley a car pulls up where some gangsters start pushing a woman around. Frank watches them for a few moments as everything escalate and then he ignores it and continues on his way towards the laundromat. The gangsta beats the poor girl as Frank puts his clothes in the wash, a young boy walks past, trying not to be seen but the gang finds him and starts pushing him around. Once more Frank watches, not doing anything, just watching.
The head gangster tells the kid he needs to start working for him, but the kid said no. He seals his fate, they pick him up and he screams for help, his cries are starting to get to Frank, who finally gets up and exits the building. The gangster asks him what he is doing there and he replies Laundry. Frank leaves, almost as if the gangster punks him out. He walks into the local convenience store, which is run by the one and only Ron Perlman! Can we just say how much we love him! He's such a great actor!!!! Anyways, he tells Frank how he walked out there to try to stop those gangmembers a few weeks back and that is why he is now in a wheelchair. He a defeated man who has lost all hope in life.
Frank tells Ron that he is sober now, but after hearing how defeated Ron is he buys a bottle of Jack. He takes it outside and beats the gangmembers to death with the bottle. It's pretty badass! He saves the kid with nothing more than a bottle. The main gangmember is about to shoot Frank but the kid bites him and Frank throws the bottle at him knocking him to the ground. Frank then empties the bottle of Jack all over him as he asks him about the difference between justice and punishment. He pulls out a lighter and puts it down in front of the guy before going back to his laundry.
The girl that the gangmember was beating on walks over and picks up the lighter, she uses it to light him on fire. The Jack helped more than a bit! Frank let the woman take her own vengeance. As Frank is getting into the truck a little kid walks over to him holding one of his shirts and tells him he forgot it, Frank tells him to keep it since it has a hole in it. It is the skull shirt that we all think of when we think of the Punisher.
This is the best version of the punisher we have ever gotten. Well, until Daredevil season 2. If you guys haven't seen it yet, you really should check it out! It's well worth a watch!
Nothing in this life is more exciting than the idea of a new Rob Zombie movie. I mean, the man reinvented Halloween and who doesn't love those movies? So when I heard about 31, I waited in awe for it to come out so that I could watch it. I missed the advance screening but thankfully it has finally come out to the mecca known as iTunes.
This movie did not disappoint. The opening scene was beautifully shot, engaging, and set the tone for the whole movie. The film is about a group of rich people who play a game every Halloween. They take a group of people and lock them in an abandoned factory. They must stay alive for 12 hours in order to be set free.
It isn't as simple as it sounds, think of this movie as a horror movie taking the best parts of the Pest and Running Man. They take the surviving for a set time from the Pest and the idea of trained killer hunting you down in a maze trying to kill you from the Running Man. Rob Zombie gave us the horror movie remake of the Running Man that we didn't even know we wanted!
Zombie doesn't shy away from the gore. The deaths in the film are bloody and exciting. Some of the fights in the film are down right cringeworthy! This is a fun twisted film that any fan of horror or any fan of Rob Zombie needs to watch!
As I've stated before, I am a huge fan of anthology films, but they tend not to do well so studios avoid them. What is so cool about this film is the way it skates between an anthology and a traditional stand alone story all at the same time. The film has what seems to be a bunch of disconnected stories that slowly link up, you never know how or when. It is a very ingenious idea.
Now if you are into straight up scares than maybe this movie isn't for you, but if you like dark humor mixed in with your horror, along the lines of Leprechaun or Bride of Chucky than this movie is perfect for you. You can't help but find yourself laughing at parts of it.
But make no mistake, it does fit all the check marks for a good horror movie. It even has it's own morality tales, which all good horror should have. After all, Karma is a . . . well you know.
The movie also jumps around in time a bit. You go through the story from start to finish and some of the information you need is just out of your reach, or lightly hinted at but than it resets to earlier in the night as more of the story is fleshed out and it sometimes even gives you a different perspective on what you saw before.
When it comes to movies like this one, you can tell that a lot of time and effort was put into the story telling. Everything had to link together but not until the perfect moment. It really does play with your expectations, as any good movie should. Pardon the pun, but this movie is a hell of a treat! You should be sure to check it out.
Oh, and don't forget to keep your Jack O' Lantern lit!
I thought for this installment of Bound By Horror I'd switch things up a bit and talk about an older horror movie. The movie Demon Knight. In case you don't know what that it is, it is the first of the Tales from the Crypt movies. Tales from the Crypt is one of my favorite TV shows and this movie can hold it's own with the best of episodes.
I remember the first time I watched it the film sucked me in. I couldn't wait to find out what happened, it just filled my head with so many thoughts. My mind raced with ideas for stories of my own. It is the type of film that just inspires you.
The story involves William Sadler, an amazing actor, who has a relic that is filled with blood that allows him to keep demons from crossing. The main demon is after the relic, which we learn is filled with the blood of the last guardian that protected the key as they die. The relic makes the guardian immortal so that they can protect it for as long as possible. It's a job that must always exist because there will always be someone after the relic even once you destroy the collector demon.
It may sound like a simple story, and maybe on it's head it is, but there is just something about it that draws you in in a way that other movies don't. The idea of a relic being so important that it must always be protected is just such an interesting concept that my imagination can't help but run away with the idea. Now to be fair it isn't the only film to have this idea, it isn't even the only film to do this idea well, we must never forget Indiana Jones and the last crusade, my personal favorite of the series. There is just something about having a destiny that is so important, so much bigger than yourself that it defines you that just speaks to me. Maybe it's the romantic in me, but as a child that was all I ever wanted. To be important, to be special. To do something with my life that had meaning, even if no one else knew about it.
A lot of movies deal with having an important destiny but they tend to reward the hero with fame and that takes away from it. I've always felt that if you do something good and take credit for it than you didn't do it to help people, you did it to get credit for it. That doesn't make you a hero, that makes you a celebrity and who wants that? Demon Knight on the other hand, is a movie about a mysterious hero, a knight if you will, who shows up late at night saves the day and moves on. Well, that's the idea it portrays. To find out what really happens you need to watch it!
There is always something about writer/directors and their first movies that suck you in and give you an insight into their artistic voice and Babadook does just that for Jennifer Kent. Unlike most horror films that follow the adventures of youth, teens in particular, Babadook follows the journey of motherhood.
We follow Amelia Vanek as she does the best think she can as a widowed mother of a lonely boy. She is over-worked and doesn't get near enough sleep and all of this is made worse when her son starts to act weirder and weirder. He can't sleep and starts building weapons to fight a monster that haunts him. It drives her insane, and well that's the point.
Over the course of the film we see how the lack of sleep and the meddling of the Babadook in her life slowly pushes her over the edge. It's all made worse when her son brings a crossbow to school, let me just say that the fact that this little kid can build his own weapons is very cool, needless to say he gets in trouble and his mother now has to deal with other people trying to get involved in their lives. She'll have none of it and takes her son out of school.
Her son and his "imaginary" monster pushes away all of his mother's friends and family leaving the two of them alone. Pushing her farther along down the crazy train. This film, unlike a lot of horror movies, really dives into the lives and hardships of it's characters.
While yes, there is a monster in this film, that's not what the film is about. The film, at it's heart, is about a single mother attempting to do everything on her own and her son who being a kid can't make it easy for her.
Without wanting to give too much away, when Amelia confronts Babadook, she is really confronting the outside world and the way in which it views single mothers. It makes her overcoming the Babadook that much more significant. It really is a single mother standing up and telling the world that she can do, she can make it on her own, raise and protect her son as well as any man.
Amelia also grows to accept her sons eccentricities, embracing his making of weapons and his cute magic tricks. Their little family grows closer and she accepts her own place in the world. This is a truly inspiring and empowering film about motherhood and I believe everyone should give it a view.
Good Evening horror hounds. Tonight I talk about a film I just saw entitled Don't Breath. Now going into this film I didn't know much about it but I wanted to keep an open mind. The film starts off as we follow three friends who steal using the keys they steal from the sheriff who happens to be the father of one of our leads.
Like every good movie we start off with a love triangle. Our hero, the son of the sheriff loves his best friend but she is taken by a jerk of a guy. The girl is a single mother who just wants to steal enough money to start a new life for her and her daughter. The boyfriend finds out about a blind man who has enough money stored away in his house to set them up for life.
Up till now the movie is just a fun heist movie with a love story hidden inside. It isn't till we get inside the house that everything flips. The old man wakes up and kills the boyfriend. We then spend the rest of the movie with the two best friends trying to escape but the blind man has them locked inside where only his keys can get them out.
We learn a lot more about the blind man that gives the movie so much depth but I don't want to give that all away right now. Needless to say it keeps you on the edge of your seat, waiting with baited breath to find out how it all turns out. It is one of the more exciting films I've ever seen.
And the best part about this movie you ask? Well, if you have ever seen People under the Stairs, this movie is like a modern day retelling. That was one of my favorite movies growing up so it was nice to see a new spin on it, to see it paid such a loving tribute.
If you love movies, if you love characterization in your stories than this is the film for you. I can't remember the last time I got so hooked into a film, as if everything falls away and the movie is all that's left. You know, the feeling we all go to the movies to feel. This movie delivers in spades.
Hello Horror fiends and welcome back to Bound by Horror! The blog where I dive into the modern horror world and all it has to offer. Today's fright-filled movie is an anthology film entitled Holidays. It hearkens back to our youth, or well our parents youth that we like to pretend to be our own, with the greatest anthology of them all, The Twilight Zone!
In this film we have 8 different holidays, each being a stand alone story written and directed by a different person. Each one setting up it's own world and delivering an intriguing story with a powerful twist to close it out.
The holidays in the film are; Valentine's Day, St. Patrick, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Halloween, Christmas and New Years Eve. Each film uses not only the holiday they were assigned as a back drop for the story but tried to fit it in as much as possible.
We start off with Valentine's Day was all about a coach who needed a new heart and a loved sick girl on the swim team trying to do her part.
Next up with have St. Patrick's day where we dive into the roots of the holiday and deal with the creepiest little girl you could ever imagine.
Easter is the closes we come to an old school horror story complete with a monster, only he doesn't kill the little girl, he just turns her into one of his own!
Mother's Day follows the world's most fertile woman as she tries to find a way to stop getting pregnant all the time. It backfires when she comes across a den full of barren women.
Father's Day follows a young girl as she tries to reconnect with her dead father.
Halloween, written by the one and only Kevin Smith, involves a man who runs a house full of sex web cam operators and what happens when they get fed up with the way he runs things.
Christmas involves Seth Green letting a man die in order to get a gift for his son. A gift that shows inside his own heart and plays the death for him over and over again. It also gives his wife, who is evil, the push she needs to kill her boss. These two are the couple from hell.
The final story of the night is New Years Eve, where a serial killer goes out on a blind date only to find out that his blind date is also a serial killer. The night heats up!
The excitement builds and builds with each new holiday, giving you twists and turns as you go. The movie, through it's different stories deals with concepts of revenge and unrequited love, ideas that some of the best horror films tend to deal with. It's a common known fact that anthology films don't do well but I've never understood why, when you watch movies like this one and the Twilight Zone movie, you can't help but love them. I mean really for a horror film made in 2016 it has all the markings of what is sure to be a cult hit. If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to check it out!
Horror has always been a huge part of my life. I remember as a little girl the first horror movie I ever saw was Dolly Dearest. That movie turned me into a life long horror fan. It wasn't long before I discovered IT, one of my favorite movies of all time. Now while I love all horror I have always had a fondness for slasher films. Something about the way these films of the late 70's and 80's were made just clicked with me. The weird morality tales and karma that always seemed to shine through.
Leprechaun, Halloween, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Child's Play and Texas Chainsaw Massacre were just a few of the series that helped form my obsession with the genre. But as time has gone on horror has evolved and not for the better. It seemed for a long time all we got were half-assed remakes or possession movies. Not really my cup of tea.
But lately a new sub-genre in the horror vain has started to emerge. These are hyper realistic films with a darker hue to them. Among these are films like Lights out and Don't Breath. These are films that could be the modern generations slasher films. I decided to write this blog to shed some light on these films and others like them.
For today's blog I thought we could talk about Knock Knock. While not really a slasher film, it does fit in the this new sub-genre. Going into the film I didn't know what to think, but seeing as it was Keanu Reeves I decided to give it a shot.
The movie started off a bit slow, made all the worse by how bad everyone's acting was. Now I know what you're thinking, I'm a slasher fan, what do I know about good acting and to that I just shake my head. Some of today's greatest actors got their start in horror films, Johnny Depp and Kevin Bacon to name a few. So when this movie started and the acting was so wooden it turned me off of the film right away. But I decided to push through and I'm glad I did.
It wasn't long before Keanu's wife and kids left to go on vacation and left him alone. That is when the movie really starts to pick up. There is a knock at the door and waiting for him in the pouring rain are two young women. They ask to come in and use the phone. He lets them in.
The two girls hit on him none stop but he keeps resisting. He loves his wife and wants no part in them or what they offer. He orders them an Uber and starts to befriend them. The Uber comes and the girls lock themselves away. A pissed off Keanu storms into the room and tells them to leave but the girls have nothing on and seduce the man.
This night of lust costs him everything! The girls won't leave and start to destroy his wife's art work. He threatens to call the cops and the mind games start. The girls tell him they are under age and he is going to jail. It's all too much for them but he calls their bluff and they leave. Or so he thinks.
This is where the fun starts. The girls break back in that night and capture him. Tying him to a chair and making him watch as they ruin his house. The girls force him to sleep with them again and record the whole thing. They kill a family friend and put the whole thing on him.
The torture that this poor man goes through is insane, but so much fun to watch. He keeps trying to figure a way out of it all but every time you think he might the girls just redouble the emotional pain they inflect on him. That seems to be their thing, emotional pain. It cause so much more damage than physical pain and they know it. They get off on it.
The longer the movie runs the more you see just how crazy these girls are. They bury him alive, leaving only his head above the surface of the ground and force him to watch the video of him having sex with them, now posted on his facebook page, while this is happening his wife and kids come home. That is how the film ends, it leaves you screaming for more. You want to see how the wife reacts. How it affects her. Seeing all of her art work ruined. Learning that her assistant has been murdered and her home destroyed all because her husband couldn't keep it in his pants. That would have been a movie to watch in and of itself.
The girls do this as a test. They are looking for a man strong enough to say no, that is a brilliant idea, leaving it open for future installments. This could go on forever. It could really be the start of something and while it doesn't have the crazy kills that I love from slasher films it does satisfy the twisted morality tale and karma coming in for revenge. Come to think of it, it does have the crazy kills that you love to see, just not physical kills. They are all emotional kills. One by one they take everything he loves away from him. Ruining his whole life and leaving him a bubbling wreck. When the credits roll he may still be alive but you know that nothing will ever be the same for him again.
His life is over.
If you love horror, if you love slasher films, this is the film for you. It's everything you can want. Well if you like twisted, but who among us doesn't?
All Things Must Pass is a documentary, yes another one, deal with it, about Tower Records and their rise and fall. Colin Hanks, the man who will always be Alex to me and many other Roswell fans, directed this doc. Now the name Hanks, yes this is the son of Tom Hanks, and no not the rapper. Moving on.
For those of you who don't know, Tower Records was a music store. Back before ITunes was a thing. Russ Soloman was the founder of the place. His father owned a corner store and one day they started selling used records. It did great so they started selling new records. He bought the store next door and extended the building. Russ wanted to expand but his father said no so Russ bought the record company from him.
Tower Records quickly became a place for kids to hang out. The Beach Boys changed the game, selling more albums than singles. As the 60's came radio started changing the way people thought about music and Tower Records used this to gain more and more attention. He wanted to open the largest store in the world while also being the supermarket of records. While hung over in San Francisco he found the perfect place to open the biggest store. It was just sitting there and he went and leased it.
The store hit and people came in droves. It helped that San Fran itself was having people from all over the country coming in for the new music and 60's movement that was growing at the time. They even opened up a book store. Almost everyone in the company started off as clerks and mod their way up. Opening the store on Sunset Blv put them on the map even more than anything that had come before. It was the first building that they built themselves.
Singers would even hang out there. Even Sir. Elton John. He would come in and buy 3 of every album he wanted. The place just wouldn't stop growing. The employees could do whatever they wanted as long as they showed up to work. That was all that really mattered. They would drink all night and go to work in the morning.
The VP of the company ran just about everything. Russ was the free spirit who would let people do what they wanted as long as he finished. Bud, the VP, would control the money and was very strict about everything.
In Japan some company stole their name so Russ just kind of adopted them and would sell his records out of their store. It wasn't doing well so they went to Japan and opened their own store, the first American owned company born there. It did so well that they opened a second store. It started to expand rapidly after that.
Each store felt unique. Almost as if they were the only store in the world. It gave it a home town feel no matter where they went. The death of disco messed the music industry a great deal. MTV and Michael Jackson's album Thriller saved the industry and brought it back to prominence. The last thing that saved music was the CD. It gave it new life in a time when it needed it the most.
Tower records expanded all over the world. It just kept growing and growing outside of the US and Japan. They felt like they couldn't be stopped. Costs kept going up on CD's and Napster came out. It was the beginning of the end of not just Tower Recorders but the music industry as the world knew it.
Tower records started losing money and they had to sell Japan. This nearly ruined them. Bud died and Russ got sick. It seems that everything started to come apart. They needed money from the back but they made Tower Records hire a new CEO. It was the only way they would allow them to borrow the money. The new CEO made them spend all the money on branding, for a company that was already well branded. She started closing different parts of the company. It was horrible. She all but shut Russ out of all decisions in the company. She was firing all of the long term employees.
Tower Records went out of business. They went from the top of the world to the bottom. Even something that feels like it will last forever has to end at some point in time. It was a hard lesson for the world to learn.
Japan gave Tower Records a second life. There are still 85 stores open over there, but not owned by Russ. The banks had him sell if off. This is such a great doc, go and buy it on iTunes now!
Safe House, not the new one with Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds that came out not long ago but the one from 1998 with Patrick Stewart written by Eric Steven Stahl, John Schalter and Sean McLain is a movie that I use to watch all the time as a kid. It didn't seem like something I would like but I always loved it. It just always got me thinking.
Right away you feel the age of the film. The computers are so 90's. Stewart has a fake mannequin in his bed and he gets a call from someone he calls the Admiral who tells him what time it is. It turns out that this general is running for the office of President. He has a list of names on his computer and a third name was just crossed off, right after the news says that he was murdered and it looked like a professional hit. Stewart puts in a manual override stopping a signal from sending out. He is clearly a military man who has a lot going on.
Some one tries to break into his house and he opens up a cabinet full of guns that would fill the Punisher with envy. The two men fight it out until the intruder takes the maid as a hostage. He takes his shot and kills the intruder, the maid gets hit as well. Turns out the rounds were paint and the two men were practicing. His daughter is not happy. More like pissed.
She takes him to the hospital but first he puts on a disguise and hides in the back seat. He seems a bit off, like overly paranoid. He doesn't like to leave the house because he feels that it isn't safe. He tells the doctor that he isn't crazy, that he knows someone is after him and he knows who it is.
His daughter tells the doctor that her father never served in the military, that he is just making stuff up. He does have the signs of early Alzheimer's disease but that it shouldn't be causing him memory problems yet, but if it is making him this paranoid than he could go fast into full on Alzheimer's. His daughter tells her husband that she might have to lock him up, but he tells her that her father would never allow that. That the best they can do is hire someone to live in the house to take care of him.
He scares them all off one by one with his target practice. He is an expert shot. Until a woman named Andy, no relation to the asshole teacher at NLC, comes in. She plays along with everything and the daughter likes her. He wasn't going to hire her until he finds out that it is that or being put into a home. He is not happy about it.
He starts to study Alzheimer's disease on the odd chance that they are right He starts to see that he does have some of the symptoms. He goes out of his way not to be friends with his new live in help. He knows she is there to help him but he is not a fan of hers. He doesn't want to believe that he needs help.
She tries to change his diet and he freaks out, truth be told I don't blame him. I'd have her fired right on the spot for that. No one messes with my food! He goes out of his way to piss her off as he should. He has started to forget simple words, such as code. The disease is starting to attack him so he starts doing memory tests and playing games to help improve his mental state. He doesn't take any of his meds. Truth be told that is probably for the best. There is a van that has been parked outside his house for days and another name from his list has been crossed off.
The help tries to put Stewart in his place but he doesn't take any of it. He snaps at her hardcore like. He won't let someone come into his house and take over. The admiral is on the way to town. Something he is not happy about.
His mental tests are getting worse and worse. He is having a harder and harder time holding on to information. The help finds out that he went through her room and is pissed. They get into a big fight about it and moments later he comes out with his gun, she thinks that he means to use it on her but she spots a rope dropping into the house and then spots him getting jumped by a man in a mask. His help saves his life by beating the masked man with a golf club. She finds out that it is his friend and plays along by not telling his daughter what happened.
The two of them start getting along. We think that they are having sex for a moment before finding out that they are just having really good dessert. He tries playing the guitar and forgets the cods and then starts repeating himself. He catches himself. The next couple days everything starts getting harder for him. He messes up putting together his gun, his aim is off. When he focuses he can remember things but when he says things that are simple he forgets things and gets them confused.
There is what looks to be c-4 under his daughter's chair. It turns out that it was just another one of his friends tricks. His daughter tells him that if he ever does something like that again she will put him in a home. Her husband tells her that she needs to get power of attorney. They are taking away his guns and there are no more war games for him. It's the end of what he lives for. The admiral is winning the election. He is on his way to the national.
Steward misses the games because they kept him sharp, his house keeper replaces it with chest. He isn't into it so she tells him that he can do his drills. She beats him and forces him to go outside. He puts on swat armor on before agreeing.
He starts to lose it, shooting into the ground to kill pests. He might have really lost it by now. Even his friend who use to do the drills with him has turned against him. Everyone thinks he has gone over the edge. Stewart's old team is all but gone. He tries to put in his override to stop the transmission but he keeps getting it wrong. He just can't seem to remember it. He gets it on his last try but it was a close one.
He can't seem to hold onto new thoughts anymore. He starts forgetting people's names. He is taking a shower when someone cuts his power. He is in the dark. His emergency power kicks on and he goes looking for the intruder. There are two attackers this time, telling him that it isn't a drill.
It's his friend and the house keeper, he hits them and they hit him but he freaks out and starts crying and screaming. He admits that they are right and he can no longer defend himself. It terrifies him. He goes to the doctor, not dressed up for once and even agrees to take the meds the doctor tell him. It means that he has to leave the house every week and he agrees to it. He has changed. The doctor tells him that any stress could make him forget everything. His house keeper watches him take the meds every day. They seem to help which is good since he is the last of his old unit still alive.
He can walk outside now and everything. All his old habits seem to be dying off. His housekeeper is changing him for the better, although he still hides guns all over his house. She takes him dancing in his own backyard since he still won't go out t a club.
We learn that the admiral had senators killed back in the day. He still believes it but his house keeper still doesn't. He sleeps in his own bed for once. He is starting to slip up. He is also falling for her more and more each day. A car tries to run him over but he pushes the house keeper out of the way and opens fire. It turns out it was just his neighbor.
The three of them plan on going through the house and taking everything from him that could be a weapon. He has spent his whole life collecting weapons. His family is taking everything from him. He manages to save one sword that is 300 years old. They take everything else. He keeps the sword with him everywhere he goes.
He has to go check the mail and it's a new guy he doesn't know. The only weapon he has is a knife. It freaks him out. He leaves the mail man outside while he goes for a pen but the guy comes inside and give him a pen. His daughter has gone to court to try and get power of attorney. The meds aren't working anymore. He is getting worse and worse. He is starting to doubt himself more and more as time goes on.
His house keeper is watching his personal logs, who the hell does she think she is to go into his private office and watch his videos? He goes to make another log and finds out that she was watching his videos. She tells him that she was just worried about him. He throws her own words in her face. She convinces hi that she is on his side. He believes her and tells her about his deadman switch. If he doesn't reset it every day it sends the life story of himself and the admiral to every news source in the world. He asks her to help him escape the country. He offers her half a million dollars if she will help him. She agrees.
The next morning he awakes with a nightmare of being killed, he finds his house keeper trying to hack his e-mail. She is trying to crack his deadman switch on her own. He pretends to have slept through it all. He leaves the house and follows her, he put a tracking device on her car. He follows her to her house where she gets some bags and puts them in her trunk. He breaks into her house, it's a mess and full of junk food. Doesn't fit with who she says she is at all. Not to mention that most of the house is empty. She even has one of those spy phones you see on the movies.
It seems he was right all along and the government is after him and the one person he started to trust is out to get him. When she is in the restroom he pulls out her cell phone, she spots him and pulls out her own gun. She tells him that if she doesn't believe in honor like he did. She isn't a soldier, she's a merc. He has no guns and she has one on him. He either has to give her the deadman's switch or die. He won't give her anything. I mean what is the point of a deadman switch if you just give it up.
His friend shows up and spots the gun and tries to be funny but she kills him and steward pulls out one last gun and kills her. He gets shot in the arm. He arms the deadman switch and fires it off. All the files are now sent out to all the news outlets in the world. He starts to clean up and then stops and calls 911, he can't remember what happened any more. His mind is gone, it was all too much for him.
It is a sad sad ending, he took out the admiral and lost his mind at the same time. As I said at the start of this, I love this movie. It is so good. It makes you think and makes you feel. This is an underrated masterpiece and everyone needs to check it out. They don't make movies like this anymore. It's gold!