Travolta & Meloni > Not good enough for theaters, but good on Red Box & Cable t.v
Sat, 16 April 2016: I just watched this movie. It was good, Not a lot of useless unnecessary profanity and not a lot of violence on women, so those two things gained points with me from the start. After having seen so many films of this type, the revenge action is predictable. We know what is going to happen from mid way to the very end, but it is still worth watching. I was once told by my college professor that every movie or t.v show idea has been done at least once, sometimes twice or even three times. For example, how many vampire movies have been done with a new twist or movies about going in space?
Writers are just adding a new twist on an old idea, but it still nice to see them. Case in point the very ending when the daughter played by actress Amanda Schull is in front of her home with husband and son get a postcard from Brazil, hum does that seem a tiny bit like the great Morgan Freeman getting a postcard from Tim Robbins in the classic film "Shawshank Redemption" ?
John Travolta is good, but for this type of action film, he is not quite up to the great Liam Neeson or Denzel Washington. I liked John's actions scenes much better in his film "From Paris with Love". The best action fight scene in this film is with his co-star, Christopher Meloni in the barber shop fight scene which take it's cue from Denzel's night club fight scene in "The Equalizer" where he slice and dice up several Russian thugs in short order.
Also there is pretty eye candy for us men who like to see pretty women and that is pretty Cuban Latina Doris Morgado. I have never seen her before, but I like to see her again.
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