20 years ago when Salma Hayak first hit our screens as Antonio Banderos’ side kick in the cult classic Desperado. So it seems Hayak’s career may have come full circle as she now takes on the lead, gun toting, role in new ‘shoot ‘em up’ action flick, Everly.
The plot goes something like this:
Everly is working with the police to bring down the organization of her former boss, criminal overlord Taiko. Betrayed by one of his ‘girls’ Taiko has dispatched a plethora of hench men and her former colleagues to try and wreak his revenge. Needless to say with Salma Hayek in the lead role, Everly will have many close calls but ultimately emerge unscathed ( spoiler alert!) This film is essentially, the love child of Kill Bill and Dusk till dawn set in a block of flats. This film is by all accounts slickly shot by director Joe Lynch but with many films of this genre the style is more impressive than the substance.
Reviews so far aren’t looking so good, with a 2/5 on rotten tomatoes and only 4.9/10 on IMDb it seems fair to say that Everly is unlikely to be as timeless as Desperado.
Now I should come clean about this film review. I usually post reviews on the day the films come out but on this occasion the 1st May UK, we have been informed by the distributor, has been scrapped and unfortunately for Salma this one is going straight to DVD. Far from being distraught about her films B movie status it seems like Salma may have got what she wanted. She recently stated in a Guardian interview, “