When the manager of Honda vehicles Stanley Hill returns to Columbus, Ohio, he is welcomed by his beloved wife Vivian at the airport. Vivian is an advisor of Governor Merserve, who has reduced the crime rate in Ohio, and now she is analyzing the environmental effect of a duct of oil in Columbus. When they are at the parking lot, they are approached by three scumbags that kill Vivian. Stan identifies one of the thugs to Det. Gibson and Det. Walker, but they release the criminal telling that they do not have enough evidences to keep him locked up. But Stan is a former CIA operative and he seeks out his former partner Dennis to find justice to Vivian. Soon they find a network of corruption in very high level and Stan decides to eliminate the problem.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
There are two actors who've worked in supporting roles for this film who have previously done voice acting and/or motion capture work for first person video games; Christopher Meloni, (featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops III), and Patrick St. Esprit, (featured in Battlefield 4). See more »
Near the end of the movie, Govener Merserve pumping the shotgun while aiming at lying down Stanley but not a single shell casing being rejected even after he fired a shot before. See more »
I saw Travolta on the poster and without knowing much all I could think of is Charles Bronson in Death Wish. I was close. The movie reminds me of a cross between John Wick and The Punisher (of which Travolta played the villain in the 2004 movie version).
Travolta plays what looks like your average Joe, who watches his wife get murdered right in front of him by what looks like an average car jacking in a city that's been boiling over with violence lately, but it turns out Travolta has a past that was beyond average and goes Liam Neeson on the bad guys.
Though he does not look as good as Neeson lashing out those particular set of skills on his wife's killers (but who does?),Travolta was still fun to watch as he hunted down his foes one by one, and just when he thought he was finish, turned out we have more villains to kill. It was like he was leveling up in a video game, that's how far up it goes.
Travolta himself was more convincing as average Joe wanting vengeance for his wife's death then he was at the dude who could seek this vengeance flawlessly, which is why they kept it light. Helping with this tone is Christopher Meloni who plays the dude Travolta has to call when he gets back in the game. I'm a huge fan of Meloni and he gives a great performance as the guy who has one hand still in the pot while pretending to be a barber. The chemistry of Meloni and Travolta as two old soldiers so jaded by it all that they joke back and forth as they stomp out evil. It's good banter.
This action movie was a great safety net for Travolta, I can't remember the last time I seen him in something decent, and that's what this was, very decent, very watchable from the very beginning all the way to the very end.
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