Polar is the Netflix adaptation of the action noir graphic novel of the same name. This recent release to the platform has a lot to unpack from it and throughout this video, I’ll be breaking down everything that you need to know about the new film.
There will, of course, be heavy spoilers here, so if you don’t want to know anything about the film then I highly suggest that you turn off now.
For everyone else, I’m Deffinition and welcome to the channel where I watch it so you don’t have to.
Polar: Plot Synopsis
We follow, Duncan Vizla, the world’s top assassin who has been forced into a reluctant retirement due to his age. Vizla, also known as The Black Kaiser, seems to be settling into his new lifestyle, however after his former employer, Damaclease marks him as a liability, he finds himself having to fight for his survival against a new generation of trained killers.
In the first of many John Wick comparisons Vizla gets a dog but unlike Wick’s, he is the one who kills it when he accidentally shoots it due to a nightmare brought on by his PTSD. This kinda sets the tone for the film which is a cross between Smokin’ Aces and Lucky Number Slevin.
Due to his isolation and solitude, Vizla is tempted with another job, which involves assassinating a high-value target. Mr Blut, played by Matt Lucas in one of the worst wigs of his career, has organised this hit himself in order to put Vizla back in their crosshairs so he can save himself having to pay Vizla a retirement fee and allowing their pension to return to the company.
Vizla carries out the hit on his target and it will pretty much leave any guy grabbing their balls pain. At this location, Kaiser discovers that someone has set him up and returns to his home where he is introduced to Camille, played by Vanessa Hudgens. Like Vizla, Camille is a loner and the two character’s find some common ground with one another.
On The Hunt
In the meantime, the hired Assassin’s on Vizla’s tail are slowly moving through all of the properties he owns, killing the tenants and tracking him down. This is when the movie goes crazy with over the top violence, gore, teaching kids how to use knives, french fries and the of recounting Kaiser’s past.
He buys Vanessa a gun and takes it up to her lodge which I’m pretty sure is the one that was in The Handmaids tale. Bit of trivia for you there guys.
Anyway, he tries to teach her how to shoot but she can’t bring herself to do it and Camille recounts the time that she was raped by a work colleague which is why she has removed herself from society. She also confesses that she would love to get revenge on her rapist and murder him, something which ties into the ending.
By this point, Blut’s assassin’s have tracked down Vizla and send in their best female to have sex with Vizla at his lodge. Make sure your parents are out the room at this point kids, Vizla is, of course, aware of this being the creepy old man with a moustache that he is and stops their ambush, probably still with a boner.
Don’t worry Viz, we know it’s cold outside.
Polar: Ending Explained
Anyway he takes down the assassins and discovers that Camille is missing, discovers the pension plans and is captured by one of Blut’s assassins. Vizla is chained up, tortured for days and loses his eye in what ends up being like the scene in Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater. Vizla manages to escape however by pulling out a knife shard that was embedded in him and goes into solid snake mode even further, taking down Blut’s guards and making the Wolverine’s escape from Alkali lake look like a walk in the park.
As Blut still has Camille, Vizla offers a trade for himself in exchange for her life but this doesn’t go down too well. Viz hooks up with a former contact and pretty much gets his own hi-tech army of guns and ammo. With some amazing hand canons that look like they were ripped straight out of Thor Ragnarok, Viz mows down most of the people that get in his way on his journey to big bald bad boy Blut who he beheads in a hilarious scene.
Vizla returns home with Camille which is when he discovers an orgy of evidence that reveals that Camille’s rape story wa, in fact, a lie and that he was actually the assassin that murdered her entire family infront of her as a child. Something that we saw in a flashback. Camille reveals that she has been tracking him for her entire life as she pulls a gun on the character and confesses how much he has been her obssession. Viz tries to reason with her that it was a mistake due to bad information and that out of guilt he has been donating amounts to a charity that has helped Camille through the years.
Camille is unable to kill Vizla however and the two agree to track down the man who originally put out the hit on her father together which brings the movie to a close.
So, what were your thoughts on Polar, did you enjoy it and do you feel that it lived up to the hype? Comment below and let me know!