Bad guys can’t show up at hospitals with gunshot wounds instead they head to Hotel Artemis.
Set in the near future, Los Angeles is rioting because a conglomerate has cut off water and electricity to the hard working people. But it’s just another Wednesday for Nurse (Jodie Foster) and Everest (Dave Bautista), the orderly as they patch up assassins and drug cartel members.
A list of rules, Nurse’s steadfastness and liquid courage, and the dirty money of the city’s biggest crime boss keep patrons of one of the world’s most secret hospitals safe. But when the riots heat up outside, danger spreads inside Hotel Artemis, where the criminals are named after the rooms they are set up in.
From the grungy hotel to the self-medicated Nurse, Hotel Artemis isn’t going to win any five-star reviews. The hush-hush hospital features state of the art 3D printing of organs and nanos which regenerate cells. But, it’s the best dirty money can buy.
Jodie Foster is very relatable as a woman who lives to help others after the death of her son. Self-medicating herself with booze and drugs she sticks to the rules until a person from her past forces her to break them.
With amazing actors like Jeff Goldblum, Sterling K. Brown, Zachary Quinto, Jodie Foster, Dave Bautista, and Sofia Boutella to name a few, the star power is off the charts. Each character has their own secrets they are hiding and the story unfolds in a way to keep you wondering what might happen next. The fight scenes are amazing. Sofia’s kick butt scene near the end is like watching water flow! She’s fluid in her killing.
While it didn’t hit big with the reviewers, this movie is one which entertains and hints at the message of overt control of necessary elements, as well as the idea of rules and how they are sometimes made to be broken. If you are looking for an action packed movie, catch it—at the very least On Demand. It’s worth the surprises and seeing Foster in a compelling role.
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