Wow, what happened to Emily Blunt? After playing an alien-killing soldier killing aliens in Edge Of Tomorrow (2014), she is now an action hero. Forget The Devil Wears Prada. This Lady Wears Armour as she suits up as a FBI Swat team agent-turned-drug lord hunter here, hanging with un-glam manly types such as Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin.
I had always thought Blunt would snag all the schoolteacher roles. Well, here, she is riding nervously into the lawless badlands of Mexico in some kind of modern-day vehicular posse with very wary eyes which looks like US soldiers going into war-torn Iraq. The journey across the checkpoint into Mexico alone looks terrifically tense. This is what the axed TV series, The Bridge, wanted to be if it had more money.
This article was first published on MONTH DAY, 2015.
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