Direction: David Wilson
Cast: Vin Diesel, Eiza González, Sam Heughan, Toby Kebbell, Guy Pearce
Music: Steve Jablonsky
Cinematographer: Jacques Jouffret
Editor: Jim May
Genre: Action, Drama
What is it about: It’s a superhero film based on the Valiant Comics character of the same name. And this will be the first film in the series of sequels. The story follows a marine who was killed in action and is brought back to life with superpowers by an organization that wants to use him as a weapon. What follows next forms the crux of the story directed by debutante David S.F. Wilson.
This adaptation from the Valiant Comics serves as an origin movie for the character Ray Garrison/Bloodshot.
Looks like Sony Pictures Entertainment is building a new cinematic universe to keep the fans busy. That being said, this adaptation from the Valiant Comics serves as an origin movie for the character Ray Garrison/Bloodshot. Vin Diesel plays the titular role. He does what he’s best at, which is muscle action. And this time he gets the liberty of using superpowers. The film itself has shaped out decent. We can’t complaint much, as it’s just the beginning of a new series. The story in fact focuses more on the lead character, and doesn’t explore the supporting characters much. They just get a brief introduction of their background on how they landed up at that facility. May be the makers have something in store for them in the upcoming films.
Eiza Gonzales as Katie/KT has a short stint but did a commendable job. Followed by the witty and cool techie, played by Lamorne Morris as Wilfred Wigans.
The movie had a neat technical team which did a good job. Agreed the VFX could’ve been better at few places. But on the whole, the film had good effects, especially the SFX was spot on. The cinematography by Jacques Jouffret was good which was backed with a tight edit by Jim May. The action was pretty cool with few superhero gimmicks added.
Verdict: David Wilson, did a neat job for a debut film. That too for an origin film adapted from Valiant Comics. The film runs on a tight leash, dives right into the subject from the go and doesn’t deflect. Definitely, worth a watch for the cool action sequences and decent performances.