Sweet Girl Review
Here’s my Sweet Girl review which is now streaming on Netflix and stars Jason Momoa, Isabela Merced and directed by Brian Andrew Mendoza.
A devastated husband vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter.
Sweet Girl Trailer
Jason Momoa continues his bid to be the next action hero in this new age and this time, he takes on the classic trope of a desperate father out for revenge for the death of his wife. Together with his daughter (Isabela Merced) Ray Cooper goes on to hunt the people he sees as responsible for the pulling out of a drug that could have saved his dying wife from cancer.
Sweet Girl is just an OK movie for me. Its underwhelming and wasted a potentially good opening hook with Momoa’s Ray getting trapped by police, clearly a fugitive and a wanted man. The action scenes were done OK with Momoa showing a good amount of physicality and charisma while killing people and getting his revenge. The fight scenes were really just mediocre and honestly, it was a struggle to watch.
There’s a big twist that the film offers was good but it opens the door for massive suspension of belief. Let’s just leave it at that. People will just have to accept that the amount of screen time, one particular character went through some training and then suddenly that character’s got skills to take down trained professionals? Yeah right.
Good job though in trying to make that stick in this action movie.
Momoa tried to make it work with the material he has only problem is that it looks super phoned in. Like did he really accept this because he likes the action movie genre or he wants to pay off his kid’s college tuition or he’s paying for the house.
Let’s talk about Isabela Merced formerly Isabela Moner from Transformers: The Last Knight and Dora the Explorer. She’s really grown up, shows improved acting skills and even shows capacity for really kicking butt. If anything, she looked good even when killing people and getting down and dirty. She’s definitely poised for big things down the line.
Sweet Girl review – Verdict