A mechanic learns that his daughter, whom he thinks is at college, has dropped out. He tries to call her but when someone else answers the phone, he goes to where she’s staying and finds a photo of his daughter with another girl, so he looks for her and asks her where his daughter is. She says that his daughter hooked with a guy whose from New Orleans. So they go there to find him. When some men refuse to answer his questions they beat him but he fights back, which the girl is amazed that he can do. Eventually they find the guy who tells them where his daughter might be. But while on their way some men shoot at them. He learns that they work for a man named Omar who wants him. He still tries to find his daughter while Omar sends his best men to get him.
Genre : Action/Thriller
Country : USA
Bruce Willis : Omar
John Cusack : Sam
Jason Patric : Paul
Director : Brian A Miller
Luckily, he’s accompanied by another Hollywood star who has more downs than ups, namely John Cusack. Despite the monstrosities “2012“, “The Numbers Station” and “Grand Piano“, he manages to keep his reputation high due to participating in “The Raven“, “The Frozen Ground” and “The Butler“. Sadly enough his contribution to “The Prince” is also meaningless and minimal. I will always relate Cussack to “Serendipity“, how crazy that may sound ! His role in “The Prince” is merely limited to explaining the whole situation. That’s it.
Jason Patric and Jessica Lowndes are the ones who steal the show in this film. But only till halfway, because from then on the show became tedious and boring. Paul is a retired criminal, who turned his back on the past and spends his days in a little town repairing cars. His illustrious past however brusquely reappears the day his beloved daughter (with a drug addiction) is abducted. It reminded me a little bit of Statham in “Homefront“. I must confess that the first half of the movie was entertaining. Paul who leads a seemingly common life and who can convince the seductive and tasty-looking Angela to take him to New Orleans, turns out to be a tough and well trained fighter who can stand his ground. The sangfroid and coolness can be compared with that of Bruce Willis, who we can admire in the beginning and who seems to be nothing more than a crazed,frustrated crime baron seeking revenge. But as the film progresses, it reminds me more and more of the ancient fighting games I played on my C-64. You had to fight against various opponents throughout numerous levels. As one progresses it becomes more difficult to beat the opponent. And in the end you are confronted with the final boss. Same here !