From the very first frame you can see the improvement that Eric Jacobus and the Stunt People team have made from earlier efforts. The cinematography is now beautiful and crisp, gritty grey's and smooth camera movements make this a joy to watch and to top it off, the story is engaging and practically hole free with the Stuntpeople's signature frenetic choreographed fights and action (which are always clear to see unlike most Hollywood movie's) complementing the story rather than make a boring film with a couple good action bits like most B movies these days. So congrats to these guys for giving us hope for the martial art action movie scene :)
Death Grip tells the story of Kenny (Eric Jacobus), a man living day to day in his own guilt and Kenny's reunion with his brother Mark (Nathan hoskins) his autistic brother who he hasn't seen in years. When Kenny drags his brother to a catering gig it doesn't go the way it should go when they get embroiled in the affairs of a cult out to rob an artifact from a museum. With support from Rebecca Ahn, Bosch and the rest of the SP team, It's a solid film.
Like the best Hong Kong action films it has a guy in the wrong place at the wrong time trying to do the right thing, bathrooms get broken, blood gets sprayed and the stuntpeople's traditional off beat humor also makes some cameo's which help pace the film. One particular scene reminded me of why tito ortiz has a UFC rule made after him, you'll know when you see it, the action in this movie isn't as heavy as past SP films but this is so the story can take centre stage but when the action does come it's brutal, fast paced and realistic, where as their previous movie was like cityhunter this is more The Raid meets Batman begins, really gritty and cool and well worth the watch :) (As a bonus there are heaps of extras on the DVD, making ofs, extra short films, and outtakes, count me excited for their next effort!!) Also watch out for Eric Jacobus and the stuntpeople's name's as they are destined for great things and bigger projects in Hollywood :)
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