UK Release Date: 6th April 2012

The Cold Light of Day centres on a young American, Will Shaw, on vacation with his family in Spain. After a trip into the town Will returns to an empty boat and finds out that his family have been kidnapped. Will soon uncovers a conspiracy and must rush to give the bad guys what they want or risk his family being killed.

Henry Cavill takes the lead role in this film. He will be largely unknown to movie audiences at the minute but soon will be world famous when he takes over the mantle of Superman in next years Man of Steel. Also starring in the film are the very talented Sigourney Weaver and one of the most famous action stars of modern cinema, Bruce Willis.

I liked the premise of the film but unfortunately, the trailer didn’t do too much to peak my interest. Henry Cavill has all the looks of a leading action hero but there is soemthing missing from the trailer that I can’t quite put my finger on. It seems like your typical American action film; a family with hidden secrets, betrayal of a large organisation, a trade of ransom for his family’s life. We’ve seen it all before and whilst this film might be an enjoyable popcorn flick it will not be adding anything new to our understanding of the genre.

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