Why watch this film?
Netflix's exclusive action thriller, with all the spirit of 1980s films in the style of 'Die Hard' - i.e. those with increasingly absurd premises, and a hero (or heroine, in this case) skilled enough to overcome any adversity. 'Interceptor' stars Elsa Pataky ('Fast & Furious 8'), playing a lieutenant in charge of a missile interception station at sea, which is attacked by terrorists. It's up to her to stop them from taking full control and causing a catastrophe. The action scenes are good, the acting is decent, and it's just over an hour and a half long, so it's a good pick if you're looking for some entertaining, no-frills fun.
The tough and reality-bruised Captain JJ Collins finds herself in charge of a lone nuclear missile interceptor base in the middle of the Pacific Ocean after she is wrongfully drummed out of her dream job at the Pentagon. When a simultaneous coordinated attack then threatens the base itself, Collins comes face-to-face with the charismatic yet crooked Alexander Kessel, a former US military intelligence officer intent on carrying out an unthinkable plan. With only minutes on the clock, Collins must utilize her years of tactical training and military expertise to determine who she can trust and stop Kessel and his covert mercenaries from completing their twisted and terrible mission.
Where to watch?
Available at home