Contract To Kill Blu-ray Review
“Contract To Kill” is another Steven Seagal clunker.
In “Contract To Kill,” terrorists and Senoran drug smugglers are plotting to work together for nefarious deeds. In order to stop them, CIA/DEA Agent (John Harmon), drone specialist (Matthew) and FBI agent/former lover (Zara) work together to try and pit the two sides against each other before eventually taking them down.
Ever since it’s VOD release, “Contract To Kill” has developed a reputation for being a terrible film. Having now seen it, I can say it is true. All of it. This is another in a long line of lifeless action movies made for an international audience. There isn’t an ounce of this movie that is original let alone engaging. From start to finish, the film is stuffed with atrocious dialogue, embarrassing green screen work, offscreen dialogue (always a bad sign), largely uninvolving action scenes (there are a few mildly entertaining brutal death scenes), a slow pace, bad editing, overwritten exposition (to say the least), slow-motion overload, so many drone scenes that the film starts feeling like a glorified drone ad, and, worst of all, scenes that are replayed over and over. To say it’s a mess is an understatement.
As for star Steven Seagal, he once again seems entirely disinterested here. He whispers lines, he sits around a lot (he even sits and fights at one point), he has few action scenes, and it sometimes appears that he is reading dialogue from a page (although I cannot prove this).
Presentation: 2.40:1 1080p. How does it look? It’s not likely to wow anyone but it’s a decent transfer.
Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? It’s not likely to wow anyone but it’s a decent track. See I’m repeating myself like the movie repeats scenes…
The only extras are a Digital copy, Lionsgate trailers, a “Contract To Kill” trailer, and a making of featurette which contains set footage, film clips, cast and crew interviews, character and plot discussions, etc.
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