Survivor (2015) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: James McTeigue
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan, Dylan McDermott, Angela Bassett
Rated: PG-13/Region A/2:39/1080p/Number of Discs 1
Available from Alchemy
A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year’s Eve in Times Square.
You’ve seen movies like this before, let’s not go and try to pretend that isn’t the case here. Of course, with the people who are invovled here with the film, Brosnan, Jovovich, Bassett, ect. that gives away the fact that this movie does have that shine to it that makes it look really good and maybe the bells and whistles attached to it sort of make you forget that we’ve seen this plot before and that the story might also come across a little light to some. One thing that sort of makes this one stand out is the fact we have Pierce Brosnan as the bad guy in the movie, as the character of “The Watchmaker”. You know Milla Jovovich makes a good lead in an action movie, but I can’t recall ever seeing Brosnan as the bad guy and that sort of makes this one stand out a bit more than it probably would have with anyone else in that role. So, needless to say, I will at least give the kudos to the movie for that if for nothing else, but then again, the acting is also really strong here on top of that.
So, basically if you get nothing else here, you at least get a solid action movie with a nice polish to it that I’d put right up there with most of the action flicks you see heading to theaters. I’m not by any means in love with it, but I think you can at least have yourself a fun pop-corn flick out of this and it is a cool way to kill some time if you like the genre and have nothing else better to do. Everyone here does what they should, the plot isn’t the best plot or most original you’ve seen, but it keeps you watching, even if you aren’t going to be totally blown away by what you see on your TV. I think it is worth watching if you get the chance, but it might not be one you want to revisit often if at all. Still, you will at least have your first watch with it, which won’t be a bad time at all.
– Behind the Scenes Feature
– Deleted Scenes
Quality of Transfer: 90%
Screenshots from Blu-ray.com