I really wanted to watch this movie because I am a huge fan of Oscar Isaac, so I was really happy when I found that it was released on Prime earlier than I had expected.
The cast was good as expected. Garrett Hedlund plays a likable protagonist. His character, even though he is part of the 1% that screwed up badly, does feel human, so he seems relatable to the audience. Isaac plays an equally relatable antagonist that you think just made a wrong turn sometime in his life. Walton Goggins and Mark Wahlberg also do well in their supporting roles, but they get a ridiculously small amount of screen time.
The plot, however, is another story. The plot of the film is confusing at times. I didn't really understand who the antagonist was until a scene about halfway through the movie. This lack of understanding of the character made the plot somewhat confusing; I could understand what was going on, but I really couldn't understand why. After I understood who the antagonist was, I realized that some smaller things that happened earlier on in the film were subtle hints at this, but maybe a bit too subtle.
So overall, Mojave is a decent watch, but it is definitely not a must-see film. If you have Prime and are a fan of the actors, you may want to check it out, but otherwise, don't bother.
Big Tuna's Rating: C+
How Did I Watch It?: Amazon Prime.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: No.
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