Die Hard on Alcatraz
With Nicholas Cage’s Dr. Goodspeed as our everyman in the wrong place/wrong time, and Sean Connery as the badass committing the ultra-violence, it’s got potential. Especially as a Michael Bay film.
Except it takes a while to get going into it’s Die Hard mode, and the villain isn’t as unsympathetic and villainous as Hans Gruber. In fact, former Marine Frank Hummel is only trying to do what he thinks it right.
It’s a great action film, but it’s no Die Hard.