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.
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.
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!
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