Like climate change leading us to man’s demise at the hands of an absolutely atrocious Geostorm, Gerard Butler action-thrillers are as inevitable as they are disastrous. The latest, Hunter Killer, sees Butler continue Sean Connery’s The Hunt for Red October tradition of playing a sub captain barely hiding his Scottish accent. (It’s just his usual pseudo-American snarl, but it’s still showing no signs of improvement.) Apparently, there’s a military coup looking to overthrow the Russian government and start World War III. And, of course, Capt. Joe Glass (Butler) and his team of Navy SEALs are THE ONLY ONES WHO CAN STOP IT.
Common, Linda Cardellini, Michael Nyqvist, and Gary effin’ Oldman co-star, keeping this vessel’s periscope jusssst peeking above the murky straight-to-video depths. Hunter Killer hits theaters October 26.