Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Two Paragraph Review: Luther: The Fallen Sun (2023)

The latest installment of the Lurther franchise is a great example of something no one asked for and where everyone got something very jumbled up. The mess that is Luther: The Fallen Sun ends in a completely unpalatable contraption that tries a lot of stuff but pulls off something like a bad fan-made sequel to the Hostel horror series.

In the film, Idris Elba returns as DCI John Lurther and gets back to the streets directly from prison in an effort to stop a serial killer. This killer, played by the wonderful (but ultimately useless for this film) Andy Serkis, has the capabilities of a large international terrorist organization. However, he wants to employ it for unclear and shifting goals, which kind of boil down to YouTube for pain and suffering. The movie’s big snow-covered finale leaves the viewers with the same thought as many actors probably had: what were the creators of this film actually thinking and what am I doing here?