Nicolas Cage aviga tolkning av karaktären passar perfekt. Skotten Connery briljerar och Ed Harris levererar och är som vanligt bäst.
While The Rock proved that Connery could still cut the mustard as an OAP action star, it was the making of Cage as action hero, his wild and wired approach gelling perfectly with Connery's gruff demeanour.
What really works is the chemistry between Connery, as a reluctant warrior who has all the skills necessary to outsmart and outfight the occupying force, and Cage, as the nerd who can disarm the rockets...
...for an action-savvy audience who can appreciate a throwaway vengeance flick for exactly what it is.