I’m sure that when Erased was on the drawing table with its filmmakers brainstorming, everyone had good intentions. I’m sure that someone said aloud, “Let’s cross Taken with The Bourne Identity and get Two-Face, that handsome bastard!” Well, maybe not in so many words, but you get my drift. Based on last week’s new trailer for this actioner, it’s starting to feel like Taken 2 crossed with The Bourne Legacy would be a more accurate comparison.
Formerly known as The Expatriate, the film has endured a bunch of issues overseas during its DVD release. It became the tenth most-pirated film globally. Does that make it a great movie? No. Just easy to get at.
The film stars Aaron Eckhart as an ex-CIA operative who is hunted by a far-reaching international conspiracy. He must fight to clear his name, save his daughter, and expose those responsible.
I like Eckhart just as much as the next guy, but he can do better than this.