Angelina Jolie never shies away from difficult subjects especially when the fate of a child is in her hands. This time around she takes on the role of a smoke-jumper battling her own demons in ‘Those who wish me dead’ when her focus has to change in order to save the life of 12-year-old Connor.
Often incidents occur over which we have no control, but that doesn’t prevent us from hoping against hope that we could have changed the outcome. Such is the case with Hannah Faber (Angelina Jolie) who was unable to prevent the deaths of a group of children in a fire that was totally out of control. The images haunt her daily and she’s unable to forgive herself … that is until Connor (Finn Little) enters her realm.
He’s on the run with killers on his trail. He’s just witnessed the murder of his father and trusts absolutely no one, but he has one task he has to fulfil and that fuels him with the energy to continue.
Totally isolated in the middle of the Montana forest, housed in a fire lookout tower Hannah and Connor learn to open their hearts and work as a team – because it’s only working together that they are going to be able to escape the horrors that await.
‘Those who wish me dead’ is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. Yes, it is the age-old theme of good versus bad and the heartlessness of the assassins is totally beyond belief… but, healing comes too in most unexpected ways.