Erased is about ex-CIA, Ben Logan (played by Aaron Eckhart) who discovers that he has been marked for termination and on top of this his daughter is also marked for death. This directive is part of a wide-reaching international conspiracy and he is in the middle of it. Logan needs to outsmart the people who are after him and his daughter long enough to uncover the truth. Erased features Olga Kurylenko, Liana Liberato and Garrick Hagon. Originally titled “The Expatriate”, this new action movie is directed by Philipp Stölzl. Check out what else you can expect from this new film: Erased below:
“Erased: An Engaging Thriller by Philipp Stölzl
What’s it all about?
Directed by Philipp Stölzl, The Expatriate (US title: Erased) stars Aaron Eckhart as Ben Logan, an ex-CIA agent working as a security systems tester in Antwerp, Belgium, where he lives with his estranged teenage daughter Amy (Liana Liberato), who’s recently come to live with him after the death of her mother. However, when Ben discovers that his employers have erased all evidence of his existence and put a hit-man on his trail, he is forced to go on the run with Amy and quickly uncovers evidence of a deadly conspiracy.
Aaron Eckhart displays a hitherto unsuspected aptitude for action thriller roles and duly delivers one of his best performances; he also has believable and engaging chemistry with Liberato, particularly when compared to the equivalent relationship in Liam Neeson’s Taken movies.
Liberato is equally good, creating a likeable, fully-rounded character that transcends the usual teen-daughter-in-peril clichés. There’s also strong support from Olga Kurylenko (as Ben’s former colleague at the CIA) and Garrick Hagon as the sinister head of the global corporation at the heart of the conspiracy.
Stölzl (who made 2008′s underrated mountain-climbing thriller North Face) keeps things moving at a decent pace throughout and makes strong use of some authentic (and little-seen on screen) European locations. He also knows his way around a decent action sequence; the fight scenes feel real and painful (this is a film where the leads actually bleed) and, unlike most current thrillers, don’t resort to the kind of rapid editing where you can’t tell who’s hitting who.
On top of that, the script pays careful attention to both character and plot and makes strong, affecting emotional currency out of Amy’s shocked reaction to discovering her dad’s real job. In addition, Stölzl has a real eye for casting, with several of the supporting players falling into the category of memorable grotesques.
Essentially, The Expatriate feels like a distilled version of the best bits of recent Liam Neeson thrillers Unknown and Taken, only with a better plot and without the latter’s fetish for extreme violence. At any rate, it’s a damn sight better than most recent American thrillers. Highly recommended, if you like this sort of thing.”
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Erased is going to be shown in theaters on May 10th 2013.
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