The French-language action comedy was bought by Netflix because, well, why not? However, the film demonstrates that having a sense of humor about oneself and being humorous are two distinct things. The appeal of watching Van Damme in motion was an apparent selling point for this brief film, which has a tone that is similar to that of a live-action cartoon. Silly is ok, but dumb is not. Van Damme portrays Richard Brumère, a famous secret-service agent known as “The Mist” who went missing 25 years ago. Before that, he fathered a son, Archibald (Samir Decazza), who has grown up with little knowledge of his ancestors other than the immunity deal his father made with the government before disappearing.
When Archibald’s immunity is suddenly revoked, he is instantly put in jeopardy, bringing Brumère out of the shadows and into his life. However, the child demonstrates that the fruit does not always fall far from the tree, responding to dangers with terror and flight rather than combat. “The Last Mercenary,” directed and co-written by David Charhon, features extremely low-brow humor and an odd mishmash of characters. For example, the criminal who has stolen Archibald’s name and immunity is fascinated with the film “Scarface,” imitating and acting like Al Pacino’s Tony Montana character all the time. Meanwhile, everyone but Archibald gets drawn into the plot, including his friends Dalila (Assa Sylla) and her brother (Djimo). IMDB