Is Gerard Butler’s latest thriller movie worth the hype? We’ll be dealing with this question in the following article. So, keep on scrolling to know if this movie is a perfect weekend binge for you or not?
Plot of Copshop
This movie revolves around a con artist who got himself arrested so that he could hide away from a lethal hitman. But, he is unaware of the fact that the hitman also gets himself arrested and is in the same jail. The plot has a lot of similarities with Assault on Precinct 13. We see a small-town police station getting converted into a battleground. There are two professional hitmen and a smart female cop. Listening to the title- Copshop leaves us instantly imagining smoke-filled rooms, aviator sunglasses, pistols, mustaches, and shoulder holsters.
Gerard Butler plays the role of Bob Viddick, the hitman, and Frank Grillo, who plays the role of Teddy Murretto, is his target. The reason why Viddick is after Murretto is unknown and the situation gets further complicated by the presence of a police officer- Valerie Young (played by Alexis Louder).
How did Frank Land in Jail?
Frank Grillo arrives at a scene and starts beating Alexis Louder for no reason. He just has the intention of getting arrested so that he can hide inside the police station. But, little did he know that he couldn’t escape from Gerard Butler.
Viddick- The Hitman
Viddick is a hitman with morals. He is okay with Valerie as long as she stays out of his way. Once, he killed a man by hitting him with his own leg, which he previously amputated. Young does an investigation on Viddick that leads her to another hitman who is a psychopath. We’re not saying that Viddick isn’t, but that person is even more dangerous than Viddick himself. This plot might sound appalling to some, and for those who like it then, Copshop is the movie for you.
Toby Yuss and the Second Half of the Movie
It is quite surprising that it isn’t that much action-packed as suggested in the marketing strategies. Viddick and Murretto being in the same prison, constantly crossing paths, will make you wonder about that one moment where everything turns into chaos. This thing comes with the entry of Toby Yuss (as Anthony Lamb). He is responsible for making the second half of the movie engaging. The type of performance delivered by Yuss is fantastic, and it feels like he knows the type of movie he’s acting in.
The dynamics of the movie- two hitmen and a cop. We never know what is going to happen next. This movie builds a slow tension, grabbing the attention of the viewers. As a Joker, we have Alexis Louder, who eventually ends up outshining other established cast members of the movie. Things get a little messed during the climax of the movie. Louder gets to do some classic badass action.
Our Take on the Movie
Copshop is a great movie. Those who are a fan of the murder, action, and thriller genre can surely watch it. The movie is now available in cinemas in the UK. It is getting released on September 17, 2021, in the US cinemas. For more updates on upcoming shows and movies, stay tuned to our website.