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Vigilante Diaries Blu-ray Review

Vigilante Diaries Blu-ray

“Vigilante Diaries” is a mess.

Make no mistake about it; “Vigilante Diaries” is a confusing mess of a movie. The story revolves around a former special forces member who becomes a vigilante known as the Vigilante (original, I know), a filmmaker (Michael) who puts the Vigilante on the map, a vengeful Armenian mob boss (Andreas), a powerful criminal (Desmond), a bomb plot, and a series of kidnappings. There’s more to it than just that, but good luck trying to follow the story as it is cluttered with blatant Tarantino esque switched narratives, time jumps, and vague characters.

For a so called action-comedy, “Vigilante Diaries” is shockingly dull. The film is little more than a series of kidnappings, sex appeal, and gun centric action without a strong concise central story. Had the film had a better story and a more consistent tone (IE more comedy) it might have had a chance at success. Instead, it’s an ambitious but ultimately overstuffed movie that is in dire need of rewrites.

As with any low budget action film like this, the film is entirely built around the cast and what a strange cast it is. Expect to see Michael Madsen, Jason Mewes, Michael Jai White and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and a cameo by Danny Trejo. What Jason Mewes is doing in a movie like this, I have no idea, but he and his humor are entirely out of place to say the least. The only star who really gives a decent performance here is Michael Jai White even though his character is completely underwritten.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 2.40:1 1080p. How does it look? The Blu-ray disc boasts a surprisingly sharp hi-def transfer.

Audio Track: Dolby TrueHD 5.1. How does it sound? The action comes through well which is all you can really ask for.

Extras include Anchor Bay trailers and a behind the scenes featurette that contains film clips, interviews, and conversations about the plot and characters.

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July 10, 2016 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , ,

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