It’s always nice to see Jodie Foster’s latest endeavors. In this one she plays a tough as nails nurse in a secret hotel/hospital for criminals. The concept of an apocalypse in Los Angeles isn’t too far from grasp. Put that together with Dave Bautista, Jeff Goldblum and an ensemble cast besides them and you have a really fun, engaging movie.
The director is no slouch. Drew Pearce is known for Iron Man 3 (2013) and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015). Clearly he has his hand on the pulse of action movies and that shows with this film.
The idea of criminal health care is interesting. Since they’re always being wounded in robberies and the like in movies, it makes sense to have a place like Artemis. Some want out and others want in. I suppose the difference is what that person wants for his or her destiny. Running out into the burning Los Angeles isn’t necessarily a dream come true. We see Foster’s character go through the problem solving process with this question as she navigates her future. She has been in the hotel for 20 years.
The story was too simple for all the characters. I think there were just too many of them. For some reason I didn’t have the buy in to interest me like it should. The action part of the pie is top notch and that’s what makes it fun. 7/10.