Decommissioned – DVD Review

There’s plenty of action, explosions, and firepower to be found in the latest revenge flick from Lionsgate, Decommissioned. This is the fifth revenge-based movie I have reviewed for the studio this year, and all of them have been action-packed perfection. Decommissioned delivers over and over again with an entertaining story and patriotic message.

All is well for John Niles (Johnny Messner), a retired CIA agent as he lives out his life with his wife and son. When he finds himself kidnapped and his family held captive, he discovers that he may not be out of the CIA for good after all. Will he be able to figure out what the CIA and his kidnappers are up to, save his family, and safe the United States from falling into chaos?

Also starring Vinnie Jones (X-Men: The Last Stand; Arrow), James Remar (State of Affairs; The Legend of Korra), and Estella Warren (Planet of the Apes; No Way Out), the film is directed by relative newcomer Timothy Woodward, Jr. who has also directed films starring Danny Trejo, Danny Glover, and Kris Kristofferson.

Decommissioned is a solid revenge flick that is a must for fans of the genre. I recommend it!

Decommissioned is available now on DVD!

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Code of Honor – Blu-ray Review

Code of Honor

Ah, the revenge story. From Greek mythology to a Shakespearean tragedy, from Charles Bronson in Death Wish (1974) to Marvel’s The Punisher, stories depicting individuals enacting vengeance on those who have wronged them or their loved ones have been a staple of storytelling for generations. Audiences love the thrill of living vicariously through characters who take matters into their own hands and seek justice when no one else will make things right. Such is the case in the latest Steven Seagal flick, Code of Honor.

Seagal has been an action movie icon for nearly three decades. And while most know him from films like Under Siege (1992), he has been in dozens and dozens of action flicks since his first film, Above the Law in 1988. In Code of Honor, Seagal once again takes on the corrupt, the unjust, and the unlawful with his own brand of kick-ass action complete with gunfire, explosions, and plenty of martial arts action.

Mr. Seagal plays Colonel Robert Sikes, a retired Special Ops operative who has taken it upon himself to rid his city of the dregs of criminal society. No scumbag or thug is off limits as Sikes enacts his own brand of justice on the evildoers that plague his world. His vigilante actions make him a target of law enforcement that are on a mission to stop him while he does his best to stop the criminals he has vows to eradicate. Will Sikes avoid the law and complete his mission, or will his vengeful action be thwarted before he reaches his goal?

With plenty of action and thrills, Code of Honor is an enjoyable revenge flick. Seagal is at his stoic best, and the solid supporting cast is a nice balance to his character’s larger-than-life presence. If you like big action, gunfights, and explosions, Code of Honor will not disappoint.

I do wish there was a behind-the-scenes featurette, but we only get the film’s trailer and other trailers for upcoming films in the Special Features section.

I recommend Code of Honor to Seagal fans and action movie fans alike. It’s action-packed entertainment!

Code of Honor is available now on Blu-ray and DVD.

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