Mothers Day actually has something to offer the viewer but as is so often the case these days, "the message" gets in the way. Lets start with the positives. Creative use of action. Action is comprised mostly of well choreographed, if not overly convincing, fight scenes. Innovation is the key here, using a range of things as weapons, right down to tins of beer (a terrible waste if you ask me). The story's not original but not too bad either. The characterisations, especially the lead, have a little depth and humanity, rather than being of the cardboard, cut out, "hero" variety. Pacing's good too, you never really get the chance to be bored by this film. Regrettably, a lot of this good stuff is interrupted by the usual woke pandering, that's become so common in cinema and series, these days. Its the usual tiresome stuff. I'm not sure how many times I've said I come to entertainment to be entertained, not lectured. There's also an unwelcome dash of what, in this reviewers opinion, might potentially be interpreted, as anti Russian sentiment? In summary, a lot to like but equally a lot that's not only unappealing but could have been easily been left out of this film, to its benefit.
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