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Survive The Night Blu-ray Review

Survive

Survive this movie.

In “Survive The Night,” 2 criminal brothers (Mathias and Jamie) find themselves in deep trouble after Mathias gets severely injured and in need of a Doctor. The two break into a home and force a Doctor (Rich) to fix Mathias up while his wife, daughter and father are held hostage. Rich, however, has been struggling with a past accident on the job which makes this even more stressful for him. On the other hand, can Rich and his family find a way to rid themselves of the brothers in this time of crisis?

Director Matt Eskandari’s “Survive The Night” is a standard slapped together thriller/home invasion story that is reminiscent of so many movies that have come before it. There’s not an ounce of originality here as Doug Wolfe’s script coasts on cliches, cheap thrills, and idiotic and careless character actions that are meant to add tension, drama and violence. The script itself also flounders mightily until the predictable ending rolls around.

The selling point here is supposed to be the star power of Chad Michael Murray and Bruce Willis but neither seems particularly invested. Chad Michael Murray tries to bring some depth to the character of Rich, but he has so little to work with. Bruce Willis looks like he’d rather be taking a nap than making this movie and it’s hard to blame him for that. Still, I’ve seen worse Bruce Willis movies in the past few years which is saying something…I guess.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 2.00:1 1080p. How does it look? Despite the bland visuals, this is an adequate transfer. 

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? It does the job. 

Extras:
* Digital copy
* “Survive The Night” trailer and trailers for other Lionsgate titles.
* Separate interviews with director Matt Eskandari, Chad Michael Murray, Lydia Hull, Jessica Abrams, Shea Buckner, Tyler Jon Olson
* “The Making Of Survive The Night”- A standard featurette with film clips, interviews, story and character discussions, and set footage.

July 16, 2020 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , ,

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