Taraji P. Henson plays Mary, a professional killer at a moral crossroads in this week’s new movie Proud Mary. She’s been doing her thing – working for the mob to eliminate their problems – for a while and is good at her job. That efficiency is thrown into doubt when a hit goes bad and she meets a young boy that causes her to question what she’s doing and why.
That sums up the brief plot synopsis Sony has offered for the film, one that kind of makes it seem like a gender-swapped version of Leon: The Professional. I don’t mean to diminish this movie with the comparison, but it’s hard to avoid the comparisons. Unfortunately, as we’ll see, the studio hasn’t done a whole lot to flesh out a unique identity for the movie in the minds of the audience.