Monday, 6 June 2011

DVD REVIEW: Cross - Brian Austin Green, Vinne Jones, Michael Clark Duncan

Release Date: 06/06/11


When beautiful, young women start disappearing from the streets of LA, it's time for good-guy Callan (a.k.a. Cross) and his crew of weapons experts to kick into high gear and uncover the mystery. Granted incredible power by his ancient Celtic cross, Callan must fight to stop an immortal Viking from destroying mankind. Also Starring: Vinnie Jones,Tom Sizemore, Jake Busey and Lori Heuring.


When I originally came across this DVD, I was more than intrigued, the casting looked solid, the jacket blurb was interesting and perhaps best of all it had elements that appealed to me as not only a comic book fan but the action blockbuster.

That said, the result was sadly disappointing. The cast were lacking but rather than blame the actors I put this down to rather poor script writing by Erin Connarn and Casey Riebolt who really didn’t seem to have any character development or real concept of where the film was going overall choosing to look at it more as scene to scene rather than the overall journey.

All in, it had a lot of problems, lack of direction and above all else should be erased from memory if only for the torture that the audience as well as actors went through with it. There was so much that could have been done to save it and when an actor is named in the opening set of credits but only appears once for five seconds in the film then you really should have had an indication of how bad it was. That said there are a few moments of saving grace within and its nowhere near as dire as Crow: Wicked Prayer but come on, if an audience is expected to sit through such dire scripting it will be a miracle to see how many make it through to the final credits.

1 comment:

Pat Hollett said...

Always looking for new DVD's to watch. Such a passion of mine. I think my library contains something in the neighbourhood of 6000 movies right now and I've watched all of them. Can't resist a good movie. Its like a book with pictures and takes less time to see the whole story. Thanks for the review. I saw this one and was going to watch it, but now I won't waste my time. I'm definitely not a Brian Green fan anyway...haha! :)