I believe we all can completely understand and support the idea of another Comic Book company (Valiant, in the case of this movie, “Bloodshot”) desiring to start and establish, its franchise world for the Big Screen.
Both Marvel and, DC, to a lesser extent, established successful, billion-dollar enterprises, forever and starring the actors, directors and writers in the world, to propel their visions.
So why not give the guy a chance? There probably is more than sufficient narrative (and money) for everyone. The fans seem insatiable. There is no ending in sight, apparently, for their interest and the dollars they are willing to put money into their comic book heroes.
As I blindly watched every single one of these comic book movies, I often walked off from viewings a little disappointed. I began feeling burnt out on this super-duper hero stuff.
It directly did not connect with me as profoundly and passionately as it does all over the world.
The significant studios of Hollywood cannot get enough of the stuff, and that also appears to be the case with all the mainstream (mostly youngish, I guess ) filmgoers.
Now, however on this afternoon, as I write this I feel OK with all this. I feel blessed and fortunate that I am capable of enjoying them and seeing these pictures.
“Bloodshot” came out a couple of months ago to big theatres all over the country, but it just took a couple of weeks for it to reach the streaming services.
I saw a DVD copy of this that I obtained from RedBox Yesterday evening, and it worked out smoothly. It was a quite straightforward, and cheap process. I’ll, most likely, do a few more times in the coming weeks, too.
Vin Diesel stars in”Bloodshot,” that, I think, for many critics, sets the movie up to be a stinker straight from the very first frame. Rotten Tomatoes gives this picture about a 20 per cent, even as the crowd scores rank it about three times that, which makes it”New” for them. I think that it is most unfair and sad.
I like Vin Diesel. I enjoy the reliable, down-to-earth calibre he seemingly seamlessly radiates in his roles. He is my favourite part of this”Fast and Furious” films. The”Riddick” series is also quite enjoyable, for many of the very same factors.
What the filmmakers of”Bloodshot” are hoping for is that this movie can begin yet another franchise for Mr Vin. And I feel like this might be a fairly nifty idea.
I give you, the story, about how a very accomplished military man is saved from death with impossible tech -( nanobots in his arteries and veins, replacing all of his blood, which repairs any wounds, gunshots or amputated limbs within minutes) is an idea that has been done over and over again (“Terminator,” Robocop,” Westworld,” to list a couple of other movies that have quite similar technology as plot points).
But there are a few, kind of albeit transparent, twists here that worked to keep me entertained. It is an action vengeance story, with five or four odd and quirky characters oppose and to encourage that our hero, helps a lot.
One reviewer I saw on YouTube stated he loathed this film, as he could forecast its whole course. The same person also talked during the fights about the laughable CGI effects.
He does have some point I guess, but somehow, in this circumstance, for me viewing this, the (relatively) cheap, cheesy CGI made me appreciate it more. It is a”so bad it’s good” situation, I guess.
Action, violence, comic books. “Bloodshot” absolutely delivers the merchandise. Shamefully dumb gun pleasure exploitation? Probably, but what exactly? If that is your thing, you will not be disappointed. Next week, I will review the Christian movie” I Believe.” -” Bloodshot” is currently streaming on all of the typical services (as well as being on Red- Box).