Bloodshot (VOD) – Movie Review
Follow Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director: Dave Wilson
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Duration: 109 minutes

Bloodshot (VOD) – Movie Review

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7.6
Good: Action, Concept
Bad: Big reveal might happen a bit too fast
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It’s been a while since we last saw Vin Diesel out of his comfort zone, aka the Fast and the Furious movies. Having done around 800 of those movies, we are happy to see the actor portray a new role in Bloodshot. This movie steps away from casual viewers, as there’s a hefty amount of violence to be found in this action flick. With the current measures being taken against the COVID-19 virus around the world, we had the chance to take a look at the VOD format of the movie, as the DVD and Blu-ray versions have been postponed.

Bloodshot’s plot shows us the life of Ray Garrison (Vin Diesel), who is clearly a special ops soldier who has a lot of experience under his belt. We see him deescalating a hostage situation, only to take a break afterwards with his lovely wife, Gina (Talulah Riley). His well-deserved vacation comes to an abrupt stop when his hotel is raided by someone who is linked to the terrorists he faced days ago. His wife is murdered in front of his very eyes, only for him to be shot moments later.

Ray then finds himself in a laboratory, being revived by nanotech technology. Dr. Emil Harting (Guy Pearce) explains to him that his body was donated by the US Military, because no one stepped up to claim his body for a proper funeral. Thanks to Dr. Harting’s research, Ray’s body is able to regenerate itself after grievous trauma. He then later meets the other unfortunate souls that have certain tech installed in their bodies, only to remember what has happened to him. Ray then sets out to kill the man responsible for the death of his wife. While this could have been a proper ending to what is going on, it seems that things aren’t what they seem, as the technology inside him can be manipulated when needed.

The flow of the movie is pretty much perfect. You’ll get a lot of action throughout the movie, but you’ll also get information at the right times to properly comprehend what is going on. Sadly, the twist is revealed early on in the movie, taking away a bit of the excitement, as well as the possible speculation of what is going on. Nonetheless, Bloodshot is well crafted and the story allows for this twist to be revealed after mere moments in the movie. We were impressed with the fighting scenes and some of the special effects that were used during said scenes. Even though the movie finds itself in a genre that has a lot of leeway when it comes to constructing a film, it did surprise us.

Acting performances are pretty much done by a handful of the cast members. We have Vin Diesel in the lead, being supported by other great performances by Eiza González, Guy Pearce, Lamorne Morris, Sam Heughan and several others. Bloodshot stands tall thanks to Vin Diesel’s acting, but it has a well-supported foundation thanks to the previously mentioned actors/actresses. The movie works with a small but tight group of familiar faces, and it works for this type of flick.

As we only were able to check out the VOD version, we can’t discuss the possible special features of the DVD or Blu-ray versions of Bloodshot. We hope that the definitive version comes with a few behind the scenes extras, as the special effects in the movie have been handled well, as well as the fighting choreography.

Conclusion

Bloodshot is a surprisingly entertaining action movie. While the movie’s shtick gets explained a bit too soon, the overall flow remains good and the fight scenes are well executed. If you’re looking for a good and original action movie to get by during these somewhat boring stay-at-home days, then we can recommend this film.

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  1. 3rd-strike.com | Bloodshot Special Features Update
    October 10, 2020, 2:42 am

    […] With COVID-19 shutting down the world completely several months ago, many physical releases never reached retail shops, making it so they had to release in a Video on Demand (VOD) format. This was also the case for Bloodshot, a very entertaining action movie with Vin Diesel in the lead. Also being based on a comic book character, Bloodshot was turned into a prove live-action movie, that doesn’t shy away from several other very big-budget productions. While not bringing home any Oscars, the movie was certainly fun to watch. With this article, we’ll do a tiny update on the review to discuss the extras that came on the 4K edition of the film. You can read our full review of the movie by clicking here. […]

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