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Survivor Blu-ray Review

Survivor Blu-ray

“Survivor” is a watchable, but uninspired thriller.

After an assassin known as The Watchman bombs a restaurant, one of the intended targets (a security officer named Kate) manages to escape with her life. Unfortunately, Kate quickly becomes embroiled in a dangerous plot involving corruption, terrorist attacks, and a Visa cover-up. On the run and wrongfully considered a suspect of several crimes, Kate has to prove her innocence, evade the authorities and the Watchman AND stop a terrorist attack from happening.

“Survivor” is one of those thrillers that was purely designed to appeal to an international audience. The film tries to coast on the star power of Pierce Brosnan and Milla Jovovich, but it’s merely a chase movie that goes through the motions when it’s all said and done. Despite its lack of originality though, it still holds your interest and can conceivably make a decent rental if you’re looking for a well-paced action flick.

Going back to the cast, everyone does a fine job here, but it’s certainly not the type of movie that will live long in anyone’s memories. Brosnan, who plays the bad guy (The Watchman) this time around, gives the film’s most memorable performance. It was particularly interesting to see him portray a villain since he is usually synonymous with being a cinematic hero. Milla Jovovich doesn’t get to kick too much butt in this, but she still shines as the brave hero Kate. As for the rest of the cast, Dylan McDermott, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster and James D’Arcy all do fine work in small supporting roles.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 2.40:1 1080p. How does it look? This Blu-ray disc contains a crisp hi-def transfer.

Audio Track: Dolby TrueHD 5.1. How does it sound? To be honest, the track is a bit underwhelming, but it’s still solid nonetheless.

Extras include Alchemy trailers, 5 deleted scenes and a featurette which contains behind-the-scenes footage, cast and crew interviews, character and story discussions, and more.

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June 21, 2015 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , ,

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