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13th March
written by Adam

Killed in the line of duty, the body of Ray Garrison (Vin Diesel) is re-animated as a super soldier by a company seeking to improve warfare technology through biotechnology. But, as Ray begins to put together the pieces of his past, some details aren’t lining up, what isn’t he being told, and who’s holding out on him?Directed by Dave Wilson and Written by Jeff Wadlow and Eric Heisserer based on the graphic novel series Bloodshot. This sci-fi/action romp is the latest comic book, one line slinging, tough guy with a tough past looking to do good; it would seem the good people at Sony have done some quick math while looking to strike gold on the shoulders of Diesel, who’s basically born to play this same role, over and over, again and again, type casting anyone? Alas, that’s a cross for Vin to carry…maybe alongside Jason Statham, but that’s a different story all together. The point is, the tough guy gets challenged, finds himself, gets the girl and survives to win the game routine is anything but new, and, up until a few weeks ago probably would have been just what the doctor ordered for action fans with extra cash needing a little extra Vin in their diet, but also, here we are, a time when folks are being asked to self quarantine and stay out of public places and gatherings, a time of global pandemic, a time when the same old same old just might not cut it. To that end, sadly, this stale take on 80’s and 90’s sci-fi doesn’t bring enough fresh to the fight to really set itself ahead of the pack, terminator nods aside, it’s awfully hard to get excited about a known quantity. Maybe consider this a laundry folding flick when it’s available everywhere on streaming services, until then, hold strong and save the cash. Bloodshot is rated PG-13.

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