Friday, October 21, 2016
Movies: The Accountant
So, his name lured me to watch the action thriller "The Accountant" (imdb). The actor impersonated the name-givjng accountant, a hyper-smart bookkeeper with autistic tendencies (Asperger Syndrom) who is also a perfect shooter and a master in martial arts in spite of his decent appearance. The US treasury department is hunting him, because the "acountant" is checking the books of powerful criminal organizations (this is a spoiler free blog, you can find a synopsis here wikipedia ).
Director Gavin O'Connor delivered an action thriller with intellectual components. Affleck`s character blends autistic issues with super hero qualities - a bit like "Rain Man meets James Bond". But the story is intelligently realized and fairly plausible.
"The Accountant" keeps my appetite for Ben Affleck films alive.