Number of Times Seen – 1 (24 Mar 2020)
Brief Synopsis – A former special forces soldier is reanimated in order to become a new weapon for the government.
My Take on it – This is one of the first films to truly be affected by the Corona Virus Outbreak.
It was released in the theaters and just a week and a half later was made available on VOD because the theaters were closed down.
Unfortunately, there is a reason that a film like this is being released in March… it’s not anything really new or unique.
In the end, we are given a very typical superhero action film that just doesn’t work as well as one might have expected.
Vin Diesel is a great choice to play this character but he comes across as too wooden in this role and makes things less enjoyable because it all feels much too generic.
The story itself tries too hard to find a way to stay intriguing and it keeps failing along the way.
This is quite unfortunate because there is a powerful and poignant story with this character, but it isn’t preseted here well enough.
The movie chooses to take a simple path and this makes the plot feel too typical and simplistic for us to really care about things.
The special effects are done well but they also fail to add anything to the story line that would make things more enjoyable especially given the fact that this is meant to be a more plausible kin of superhero film.
Bottom Line – Typical action film that unfortunately doesn’t work as well as one might hope. Diesel is perfectly cast in the lead role even if he feels a bit too generic. The story fails to find ways to stay intriguing and instead of giving us a more powerful and poignant story, they chose to go the simple path and just keep things far too simplistic and fit the usual pattern of stories like this one. The special effects are pretty good yet fail to add much to the story besides giving a plausible look to these kind of pseudo-super heroes.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Bloodshot is one of the most popular characters in the 80 million comics selling Valiant Universe. Bloodshot has sold over 7 million comics in all languages. Bloodshot #1 was a much anticipated comic that became a best selling issue and has gone on to sell approximately 1 million copies. Bloodshot #1 was awarded “Best Comic” by Diamond Distributors (the American comics industry’s leading distributor) and “Best Innovation” for its chromium cover (the first of its kind). (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)
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