Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Arts & Entertainment


The protege

Maggie Q is the world’s deadliest female assassin in the action/thriller THE PROTEGE. The movie starts out in Vietnam where Moody (Samuel L. Jackson) finds young Anna cowering in a closet with a gun in her hands and a house filled with dead Vietnamese soldiers. Moody takes her in and trains her to work in the family business.

Anna has two sides to her persona. One is a deadly killer who is deadly with guns, knives, hand to hand combat, and any household appliance she can get her hands on. She’s also a sophisticated London bookstore owner who specializes in rare books and is also passionate about the books she sells.

(Spoiler alert) When her mentor and father figure is brutally killed she becomes a one woman killing machine tracking down and killing anyone who was involved in his murder.

Michael Keaton, who quickly develops sexual feelings for Anna, is the world class gangster who she discovers was the one who gave the order to kill her surrogate father. The sexual chemistry between the two creates a separate side plot that is both steamy and smart.

There’s plenty of action in THE PROTEGE and the movie takes us to several countries in this cat and mouse game between lovers and assasination targets. Who’s going to win the battle? That’s the question that skillfully keeps us guessing until the very end.
THE PROTEGE is rated R for some bloody violence and sexual situations and runs for 1 hour and 49 minutes. On my “Hollywood Popcorn Scale” I rate the movie a LARGE.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

Hollywood Hernandez is a movie critic and radio personality and consultant.


Mask It Up

Read The Current Issue

Texas Metro News


You May Also Like

Arts & Entertainment

CRY MACHO is a modern day western starring and directed by Clint Eastwood. Eastwood plays Mike, a rodeo cowboy who’s down on his luck....

Arts & Entertainment

THE CARD COUNTER is a very dark movie about a former military prison camp interrogator, played by Oscar Isacc, who is haunted by all...

Arts & Entertainment

SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS features father and son as the masters of unarmed Kung fu. Shang Chi is forced to...

Arts & Entertainment

Since 1992 one word has struck fear in us like no other word, Candyman (said five times). Well, Candyman is back and he’s just...