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Hotel Artemis movie review: a fun filled action movie that is worth the while


Published On: 13 July 2018 | Hollywood | By:


Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, Hotel Artemis follows the Nurse (Jodie Foster), who runs a secret, members-only hospital for criminals.

Hotel Artemis movie review: a fun filled action movie that is worth the while

Hotel Artemis is a movie that doesn't scream out originality but it does do some good work with the story line and the acting has more of good points than bad. The movie has a plot that is so similar to that of the action hit 'John Wick' but wen't going to call the movie a rip off since the movie borrows from various sources like 'The Purge' and 'John Carpenter' for chunks of filmography and 'Walter Hill' for, oddly enough, The Grand Hotel. And when we say that the movie doesn't come out with a raw originality story, the movie is created with enough have more mixed with wit and style to create a performance that people would definitely pay to watch.

In the film the "protagonist" in itself as a thing, an underground medical facility whose patients are all criminals who pay a membership fee to be treated without it going into the records of medical assistance on wanted criminals. 

The movie is set in the future year of 2028, Set over the course of one long night in 2028, the film starts off with tensions in the streets between police and protesters over a corporation’s recent decision to privatize the city’s water supply boiling over into a full-fledged riot. Inside Hotel Artemis, The Nurse and Everest are catering to a nearly full roster of guests, all of whom are known only by the names the “suites” where they recuperating. Waikiki is a bank robber who turns up with his gravely wounded brother Honolulu following a job that has gone sideways following the latter’s latest screw-up. Acapulco is an arms dealer of such supreme obnoxiousness that most people will find him eminently deserving of his array of injuries. Nice is a French assassin whose injury turns out to be self-inflicted—she claims she just needs a rest but there is reason to suspect that she has other business in mind.

Between the guests and the riots wreaking havoc with the power, The Nurse is barely hanging on as it is but things are complicated further by two additional arrivals. The first is a gravely wounded cop whose admittance would break one of the most sacred rules—no cops allowed—but who has a connection to The Nurse’s well-concealed past that is not so easily turned away. The other is The Wolf King, the city’s top crime boss who is the financial backer of Hotel Artemis who also has a past connection with The Nurse and who now shows up with a bad wound and an entourage led by his hot-headed youngest son, whose desire to prove himself to the old man could prove to be the final straw.

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