The Wall Review

John Cena in The Wall

I have not taken on-board the fact that my daughter always wakes up between 6am and 7am. So I still go to bed between 11pm and 12pm and wonder why I’m not as fresh as a daisy. Burning the candle at both ends.

So, the objective a few nights ago was to find an interesting looking movie that wasn’t too long. A quick scan through Amazon Prime showed me that The Wall was only 81 minutes long. Bingo!

With a suitably emotional performance from Aaron Taylor-Johnson and a decent amount of tension, it moved along quite nicely. That was until I realised that despite a ballsy ending the whole thing could have been done in half the time.

A relationship and some history are established. Things go pear shaped. There is a lot of conversation. Things happen. The main issue is how the conversation is superficially impressive but doesn’t go anywhere if you scratch it; it’s rudimentary and obvious stuff.

I’ve seen some other reviews be negative about John Cena’s role. I thought he was pretty good, though you don’t see him a lot of the time (see what I did there).

The Wall is fairly sturdy. I just think it could have been better as an hour-long show; perhaps part of an anthology of war stories.

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