OUT now (cinemas and sky cinema) CERT 15 / 104 mins Director Scott Mann cast Dave Bautista, Pierce Brosnan, Lara Peake, Ray Stevenson, Ralph Brown
THE IDEA TO set a Die Hard-style action movie in West Ham United’s former stadium was inspired — it was about to be demolished, so the filmmakers had free rein, without worrying about irate groundskeepers glaring from the sidelines. And while there are similar moments of inspiration in the script (one involving motorbikes, one involving Tony cottee), they are all too rare. It’s a frustratingly familiar story — you want the film to double (triple!) down on entertainingly ludicrous action, but it plays it too safe. And, in borrowing so much from the Die Hard template, there are frequent reminders of the original, better film.