Hot Chick Action
Everly (Salma Hayek) grabs a gun from a baggy hidden in a toilet and whilst the thought goes through her head to end the misery which she has endured she starts to fight back. That fight back sees her taking on all kinds of hitmen and sadists whilst being shot, beaten and electrocuted in order to escape her captor and protect her mother and daughter.
I reckon writer and director Joe Lynch is the sort of man who keeps a little black book with him the whole time in which he writes down ideas he has for various action scenes. But he doesn't just have ideas he can picture them down to the minutest graphic detail. And I reckon when it came to making the movie "Everly" he tried to get every scene he had imagined into the movie and doing so coming up with a very slim storyline as a vehicle for all the action chaos which he has ever dreamed of. What it means is that in many ways "Everly" has a sole purpose, and that is to showcase the brutal action and ideas which he has had,
Now to be honest I needed a stronger storyline to really enjoy "Everly" as the days of bloody violence involving an attractive woman being enough having long gone. But then I also have to say that when it comes to the action in "Everly" it certainly starts of with a bang and just gets bigger and more creative as well as graphic the longer it goes off mixing humour with horror and simply out right violence. As such you go from a scene which sees blood spray out of an elevator door when a grenade goes off to another killer painfully dying having had acid poured in to their mouth. And in truth those two are kind of tame compared to some of the violence in this movie.
Now reportedly Kate Hudson was once attached to star in this movie and it makes me wonder what sort of movie it would have ended up with her because in all honesty Salma Hayek helps to make the movie watch-able. But whilst Hayek is a talented actress it has to be said that what she brings to "Everly" is that hot action chick characterisation and it is as basic as it gets with her looking hot and sexy as she uses a machine gun or dives over the back of a couch.
What this all boils down to is that "Everly" is shallow entertainment and little more than a hot chick involved in brutal and some times comical action. But there is no denying that Joe Lynch is a man with some creative ideas which he throws in to this movie.