Number of Times Seen – 1 (22 Oct 2018)
Brief Synopsis – A mob enforcer form Las Vegas travels back home to investigate his brothers mysterious death.
My Take on it – This film is yet another Sylvester Stallone vehicle that doesn’t work at all.
The only thing this film is good for is the fact that it delivers when it comes to action sequences that have characters pummel one another, besides that, this is all fluff.
The choice to cast Stallone in this film is quite a comical one because it’s so hard to believe his character as a realistic one.
The dialogue in the film is extremely choppy and very silly and I believe that this film might have been slightly better if they removed all of the dialogue and kept it as a pure action film especially since the storyline and plot are so unoriginal and have been done and redone so often in the past.
Michael Caine is cast in a small yet significant role that he feels a bit miscast in, but since this is a remake of a film of his from the 70’s, I can’t say that it’s so surprising seeing him pop up here.
Bottom Line – Another very mediocre Stallone film that doesn’t work well enough to be considered anything besides an excuse to pummel other characters. Stallone is quite comical in this role and its hard to actually believe that he was chosen for this role on purpose. The dialogue is quite choppy and silly and it might have been better if they relied more on the action parts of the story instead of the very unoriginal plot. Caine is fine here even if he seems a bit miscast but being that this is a remake of a film of his from the 70’s, it makes sense that they would offer him a juicy part.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Franchise Pictures was reluctant to cast Mickey Rourke, in light of his troubled past as a Hollywood bad-boy. Friend Sylvester Stallone, who put Rourke up for the role, guaranteed a portion of his salary, so if Rourke did cause any delays or problems, the production would be covered. Rourke turned up every day on time, and was a complete professional. His work impressed Franchise enough that they hired him shortly after for their next film, The Pledge (2001). (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)
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