Denzel Washington plays a character not unlike many other characters Denzel Washington has played, and while Man on Fire is stylish and slick, it’s similarly predictable. A fun character study begins to emerge – Washington, as a washed-up, alcoholic former operative, versus Dakota Fanning, a sweet but persistently inquisitive girl he’s been hired to protect. But as things go from bad to worse, Fire meanders, using flashy camerawork and goofy visual cues to cover its dry second act. It’s an enjoyable film; just don’t expect something you haven’t enjoyed multiple times already.

Best extra: Two separate commentaries, though Washington doesn’t appear in either. (Fanning does, however.) Also: Behind-the-scenes featurette and featurettes of other films currently in production.

Grade: B-