Post from @DailyMovieSketch

Post from @DailyMovieSketch
[#Inktober2017]The Foreigner (2017)Directed by Martin CampbellWhen I watched the trailer for this movie a few months ago, it was intriguing. This seemed to be a more realistic Jackie Chan thriller, unlike some of the misguided action comedies featuring him that have come out in the last few years. It seemed to play to his strengths as an actor, and it was directed by Martin Campbell who has made one of my favourite Bond movies, "GoldenEye". He also launched Daniel Craig's Bond, with "Casino Royale" (we shall forget that he made "Green Lantern", which I disliked). The movie is based on a book called "The Chinaman" (which reminded me of the "Chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature" dialogue from "The Big Lebowski"). I got to see the movie this Sunday, and I liked it better than I expected to.Jackie Chan plays Quan, a Chinaman who is a London citizen. When he drops off his daughter at a clothing store, a bomb goes off killing her and several other people. It turns out to be the work of a terrorist organisation with ties to the IRA. Quan approaches minister Hennessy (Pierce Brosnan) demanding to know the names of the bombers. Hennessy dismisses this as just an old man grieving for his daughter, but Quan soon starts employing a few terrorist tactics of his own against Hennessy, wanting revenge on those who killed his daughter.I liked the fact that the movie stuck to its tone quite well. The acting was good and the action scenes were nicely done as well. The movie kept one's interest throughout. Overall, I'd rate it an 8/10.This is a sketch of Jackie Chan as Quan, right after the bomb that killed his daughter goes off. It was drawn with a Bic ballpoint pen, a red ballpoint pen, and I used a white gel ink pen too. This is a scan of the drawing. Thanks to those of you who joined in for the live video I did, of me drawing this. The story will be up for 24 hours, so you can check out @karthikabhiram to see it.Tagging @inktober #inktober as well.#294 / 18-Oct-17
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