Some of the producers of Mission: Impossible—Dead Reckoning essentially re-create the movie with Heart of Stone—except this time, the proceedings are muddled, boring and completely undeserving of the talented Gal Gadot.
Gadot plays a member of a secret agency trying to save the world from a virtual power that will allow those who possess it to take over the planet … essentially the same plot as Tom Cruise’s latest.
While Cruise’s film has a certain exciting spark—a kinetic energy that keeps it interesting for nearly three hours—this thing, with a drab script and direction by Tom Harper, is not watchable for two.
Gadot goes through the action-hero motions; there are car chases, skydiving stunts, skiing action sequences and gunfights galore, but none of them have anything resembling tension. It’s all just stuff happening onscreen, moving the action along until the movie is mercifully over.
Gadot has her moments, despite the overall joylessness of the enterprise. While she’s probably looking for her next big thing after Wonder Woman (there is no guarantee she will return as the character), it’ll be a surprise if there is another chapter in this lackluster endeavor.
Heart of Stone is now streaming on Netflix.