Idris Elba has the charisma and acting abilities to become a standout action hero. However, his ventures into the genre are often left unnoticed. Titles such as The Losers and Takers have both bombed over a decade ago, and ever since, Elba has starred in mainly mediocre titles.
The Take (Bastille Day) Is Available on Netflix
With the notable exception of the memorable monologue in Pacific Rim, Idris Elba has failed to make his mark in the realm of the action movie, and one of his forgotten starring roles has just landed on Netflix. While the movie receives mixed feelings from critics, it’s still good to see Elba on TV.
A Rotten Tomatoes user says “Bastille Day proves Idris Elba is an action hero in waiting — specifically, waiting for a script that deserves his talents.”
About the Movie’s Different Titles
The movie was released in movie theaters in the UK as Bastille Day, but the film had to be re-titled as The Take because of the real-life 14th July 2016 Bastille Day attack. The film’s theatrical release date had previously been pushed back from 19th February 2016 to 22nd April 2016 due to the terrorist attacks in November 2015 in Paris, France, and the city’s northern suburb of Saint-Denis.
What’s Next for Idris Elba
Currently, The Take is number one on Netflix, and the actor seems to be getting a major boost by the platform. This may be intentional as Netflix’s The Harder They Fall features Idris Elba as a lead role in the 2021 upcoming movie.
The movie is shaping up to be one of the streamer’s major upcoming titles, and with Bastille Day’s success, it seems like a believable prediction. The Black-dominated western is directed by Jeyms Samuel and was first announced in 2019, with Jonathan Majors and Idris Elba starring but has now added more to the cast, including several 2020 awards season contenders.