Those Who Wish Me Dead ★★★

Like the raging forest fire that serves as its unofficial villain, Those Who Wish Me Dead isn't great but unwatchable it ain’t. Jolie effectively spoofs her media persona while turning in an earnest performance - that’s a nice trick. Finn Little is incredible. Sheridan lost me when Jolie almost got struck by lightning twice in thirty minutes of screen time, but the film is clearly as much about his love for the heroic men and women of the brigade and our national parks as it is about spinning compelling drama. I can get behind that, but this never usurps streaming quality goods. Given the players and the premise, I was hoping for more.

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