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TV show review: CONTINUUM season 4


DVD Review by David Blackwell


DETAILS:  94 minutes, deleted scenes, featurette, trailer

VIDEO:  1.78:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)

AUDIO:  English 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles:  English


STUDIO:  Nassar Group North/ Vivendi Entertainment

RELEASE DATE:   3-6-2012

Ryan Varrett (Steve Austin) rolls into the town of Hope, Washington.  The only thing on his mind is vengeance against a murderous biker gang led by Drayke (Danny Trejo).


RECOIL is an average and forgettable action film that is only fit for rental.   It relays on too many close ups and a script that only holds itself together by serviceable action scenes.   It makes me think that Danny Trejo did this film so that he could work with Steve Austin.  Danny only makes a poor excuse of a bad guy compared to the bad guy roles he played in other films.   I even think Machete would be done with this biker gang real quick and wave goodbye to Ryan faster than the rate Ryan takes care of the bad guys in this film.  RECOIL is a very predictable film where the action is quick and forgettable.   Fans of Steve Austin and Danny Tejo will turn up to watch the film and some may hope Serinda Swan will be attractive enough to make viewers stay (but her character hasn't much to do except to be saved by Steve Austin).   I hate to say it, but Jean Claude Van Damme and Steve Seagal are getting better direct-to-video material than Steve Austin.


Then you have the issue of a poor video transfer.  The blacks are muddy.



THE MAKING OF RECOIL- a quick promotional featurette including interviews with cast and crew


Deleted scenes include material mainly cut for pacing reasons which would have slowed the film down in the beginning.   Also included is the trailer for RECOIL.


FINAL ANALYSIS:   RECOIL is an action rental for a rainy day and fans of Steven Austin or Danny Trejo.   I only hope Steve Austin gets better movies to star in because I don't think anyone will remember RECOIL after watching it.   If you're an action fan, go see a better movie with Steve Austin or MACHETE with Danny Trejo.


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