Director: Steven C. Miller
Twirly Films Limited/Aperture Entertainment
The main extraction I wanted to make was removing Bruce Willis from this clunker – but, even though it feels like it might have happened overnight it’s been in the works for the better part of a decade, Willis is slowly and surly (not a typo) turning into Dolph Lundgren.
The low budget brought low expectations, Willis doesn’t even get top billing here (and rightly, as it turns out, he’s hardly in it and as wooden as the catering table) but he is CIA operative Leonard Turner – and his son Harry (Kellan Lutz, no leading man despite his pretensions) is training up for the family business and of course revenge is personal and a family business as he finds himself on a mission (rogue, naturally) to save his captured father.
There are one or two decent action sequences, it has to be said (and Lutz does at least have action chops) – but it’s a convoluted plot, eye-rollingly bad and with the blandest acting this side of the worst Nicolas Cage (missing in) action film you care to (not) think of from around a decade ago…