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The Protégé

A skilled contract killer seeks revenge for her mentor's brutal death.


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Directed by Martin Campbell, one of the most remarkable filmmakers when it comes to action cinema and responsible for movies such as '007: Casino Royale', 'Vertical Limit', '007 Against GoldenEye' and 'The Mask of Zorro', 'The Protégé' is one of those movies with the face, smell, story and visual of the productions of the 1990s. The feature film tells a relatively banal story: Anna, a child, is rescued from a kind of massacre in Vietnam. She grows up (played by Maggie Q) and starts working alongside her savior: Moody (Samuel L. Jackson). The two are professional assassins, killing dangerous criminals around. However, the life of the duo changes completely when Moody is the victim of an attack. Is it revenge? Anna soon sets off for Vietnam in search of answers - while, on her heels, is Rembrandt, a very strange character played by Michael Keaton. It is a movie that mixes the traditional "cat and mouse" with revenge thriller. Campbell, unfortunately, is at his least creative point in his career. 'The Protégé' is very 1990s and, instead of bringing nostalgia, it brings a feeling that the story is outdated - it does not progress and brings somewhat embarrassing moments. However, it still guarantees a sure fun. With a lot of graphic violence and blood splattering on the screen, the feature film brings good action scenes that, if it weren't for the messed up story, could be a good mix of 'John Wick' with 'Nikita'. Forget the plot and have fun.



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Plot summary

Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody, Anna is the world's most skilled contract killer. However, when Moody is brutally killed, she vows revenge for the man who taught her everything she knows.

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