Marauders – Blu-ray Review

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Christopher Meloni is back kicking ass and taking names in the action flick, Marauders. Meloni – who’s best known to TV audiences as Detective Elliot Stabler from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – plays Montgomery, an FBI agent with the Robbery/Homicide Division in Ohio. He’s a no nonsense guy with a badge, a gun, and tragedy in his past that drives him to seek justice for those who have been wronged.

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When a bank robbery results in murder, Montgomery and his FBI team are ready to swoop in a make things right. The only problem is, someone’s trying to make it harder than it should be. Will they be able to put a stop to the chaos before it escalates beyond their control?

Along with solid action, Marauders is a clever whodunit that will have you guessing who’s responsible for the chaos that has erupted in the city until the very end. There are plenty of twists, plenty of surprises, and lots of mayhem as bank after bank is hit, and the team of robbers uses technology to their advantage.

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Joining Meloni’s Montgomery on his quest to track down those responsible for the city’s bank robbing spree are Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Adrian Grenier (Entourage) who make up an elite team of FBI Agents ready to take whatever actions are necessary to quell the succession of robberies. As the pieces begin to fall into place, the stakes are raised, and Montgomery and his team find themselves in the middle of something bigger than they ever imagined.

Also along for the ride is a very subdued Bruce Willis (Die Hard film series, Armageddon, The Sixth Sense) who plays the owner of the banks that have been hit. It’s an interesting turn for Willis. He’s not in the center of the action, but it’s nice to see him in and out of the story throughout the film.

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Director Steven C. Miller does an excellent job creating a gritty underworld where crime runs amok and the most corrupt are sometimes those we least expect. From its sweeping vista shots over the city, to it’s in-your-face ugliness, Marauders succeeds visually as well as narratively.

Special features include Commentary from Director Steven C. Miller and Cinematographer Brandon Cox; The Making of Marauders featurette; Deleted/Extended Scenes; and Interviews with the Cast & Crew.

For a solid crime-drama with plenty of action and lots of twists, I recommend Marauders.

Marauders is available September 13, 2016 on DVD and Blu-ray!

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I Am Wrath – Blu-ray Review

I Am Wrath

John Travolta has been an iconic part of American film and TV for over four decades. From his early days on TV – his most notable roles on the series Welcome Back, Kotter and in the TV movie, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble – to his myriad roles in films ranging from high-octane actioners to song and dance spectacles, Travolta has forever cemented himself into the zeitgeist of American pop culture.

In his latest action flick, I Am Wrath, Travolta once again shows off his keen ability to be a bad-ass and take down the scum of the world one bloody battle at a time. When his wife (Rebecca De Mornay) is murdered in front of him, Stanley Hill (Travolta) quickly discovers that the city’s criminal justice system may not be entirely on his side. When it’s clear that the cops have no interest in helping Stanley find justice and closure for his wife’s murder, he takes it upon himself to rid the world of the thugs who killed his wife.

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Travolta is fantastic in this role and it’s great to see him in another action flick shooting, stabbing, and blowing up the bad guys. But he’s not alone. In fact, his buddy is a familiar face, especially to fans of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Christopher Meloni – who played Detective Elliot Stabler for over a decade on SVU – is Stanley’s best friend and former associate Dennis who assists him in his quest for vengeance. It’s a great role for Meloni, and he gets to let the rage and violence flow that we all knew was just bubbling under the surface of his Stabler role season after season. It’s a great character and he and Travolta have solid chemistry together.

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With plenty of action and a couple surprise twists, I Am Wrath is a solid revenge flick from start to finish. Let’s hope a sequel is in the works.

Special features include an Audio Commentary by Director Chuck Russell and Writer/Actor Paul Sloan.

I highly recommend I Am Wrath!

I Am Wrath is available NOW on DVD and Blu-ray!

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