Posted on Monday, September 10th, 2018 by Siddhant Adlakha
Let’s be real. You’ve probably made up your mind about seeing Scott Mann’s Final Score based on the trailer, so nothing I say will likely convince you either way. It does what it says on the tin. Distributed by Saban in the United States, it’s the next in a long line of “Die Hard, but in a _______” movies (see also: Skyscraper, AKA Die Hard in a building), proving that while nobody can do it better than Die Hard, damn near everyone is going to try. In that regard, it sort of defies traditional review (In this economy? HA!) given how its entire basis is transposing familiar beats to a new setting — not the beats of a genre, mind you, but the beats of a single film.
Spoiler alert: It’s fun! It’s not everyone’s kind of fun, but if “Dave Bautista bike chase through a football (err, soccer) stadium” sounds like your way of unwinding with a glass of wine, then by all means, read on.