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Run Blu-ray Review

Run Blu-ray

Run from “Run.”

Mike (Adrian Pasdar) and his parkour loving high school son Daniel (William Moseley) are thieves who are on the run from a mob group led by Mike’s brother Jeremiah (played by a scenery chewing Eric Roberts). As a result of this predicament, the two are constantly on the move and are unable to stay in one place for too long. After Daniel lands in trouble, however, Mike decides that it is time for the two to return to New York in order to resolve the crime syndicate related issues. While in the Big Apple, Daniel is placed in a new high school where he just so happens to meet 5 other free runners right away (even though Daniel is initially hiding his parkour abilities). On top of that, Daniel also finds a love interest when he meets the sister of one of the free runners named Mark. Even though it seems like Daniel is fitting in right away and that things might be turning around for him, his father’s past eventually catches up with both of them which endangers everyone around them.

Apparently, director and co-writer Simone Bartesaghi didn’t learn from 2011’s unwatchable parkour action film “Freerunner” because “Run” is now arguably the worst parkour action film to date.

“Run” is basically a parkour music video with a so called story built around it. From start to finish, the film is an utter nightmare to watch as everything from the narration, the sound f/x, the cinematography, the ADR, the analogies, the sickeningly happy ending, and the overstated themes about lies, trust, fear and the past are inept in every way. Add in the fact that the film looks like it was shot for $500 and you have to wonder how this film even found distribution.

Note: This disc contains the Blu-ray 2D and 3D versions of the film.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.85:1 1080p. How does it look? Cheaply made. The fact that the film has a very bland visual style doesn’t help either.

Audio Track: 5.1 TrueHD. How does it sound? Wretched. The dialogue ispoorly recorded, the dubstep music is cheesy to the extreme, and the sound f/x are laughable at best.

Extras:
* Millennium Entertainment trailers.
* “The Making Of Run” contains film clips, behind-the-scenes footage, and cast interviews.

Overall Thoughts: If you’re really aching to see some intense parkour footage, just go to YouTube or watch clips of parkour stars on shows like “American Ninja Warrior” instead of watching “Run.”

March 26, 2014 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , ,

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