Post from @DailyMovieSketch

Post from @DailyMovieSketch
Polar (2019)Directed by Jonas Ã…kerlundA Netflix Original, this movie "Polar" is based on the graphic novel of the same name (itself a collection of a "silent" webcomic by Victor Santos). The movie features Mads Mikkelsen as the world's top assassin, Duncan Vizla, who is 14 days away from retirement. As per the rules of Damocles, the organisation he works for, when an assassin reaches the age of 50, they retire and are paid out their dues. His amounts to 8 million dollars, and Damocles boss Blut (Matt Lucas) decides it's cheaper just to get rid of him, and sends a squad of younger hitmen after him.This is an interesting enough concept, but nothing that we haven't seen before, especially after the "John Wick" movies. As always, Mads's presence in the movie elevates it to a whole another level. The director who has worked on a number of music videos, infuses the movie with style (the scenes with the hit squad feature a high-key, highly saturated grading). The action scenes are the highlight of the movie – and they are well done, featuring lots of bloodshed and violence, and nice choreography and stunt work.Overall, while I don't think it's an extraordinary movie, it's definitely worth watching, especially if you are a fan of action movies.I drew Mads as Duncan Vizla from the movie, the drawing was done with Bic ballpoint pen (and a red ballpoint pen) on Brustro A6 sketchbook and scanned.#polar #madsmikkelsen #ballpointpen #bic#dailymoviesketch #karthikabhiram#411 / 2-Feb-19
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