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Midnight In The Switchgrass Blu-ray Review

“Midnight In The Switchgrass” is an intense but all too familiar serial killer thriller.

Set in Pensacola, Florida, “Midnight In The Switchgrass” revolves around 2 FBI agents (Karl and Rebecca) trying to crack down on a sex-trafficking ring and a Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent (Byron) who has spent years trying to catch the religious Truck Stop Killer who preys on sinful young women (and has recently abducted one). Eventually, the characters cross paths when Rebecca becomes the target of the killer and Byron has to save her and find and stop the killer before he can kill again.

Director Randall Emmett’s “Midnight In The Switchgrass” is likely to be more well known as the movie where stars Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly met. Outside of that, there’s not much to say about this straight forward “to catch a killer” thriller. The script by Alan Horsnail very by-the-numbers, predictable and not remotely surprising. It also has a strangely rushed ending. Despite all of that that, it’s still a watchable thriller thanks to the cinematography by Duane Manwiller and the stackd cast.

Bruce Willis and Megan Fox may be the big names here, but they’re not the ones who stand out. Willis sleepwalks through his small part and his character adds nothing to the movie. He’s there for star power and star power alone. Fox has her moments, but doesn’t seem very comfortable in the role. For those expecting Machine Gun Kelly to have a big part, he does not. He’s decent here though. The 2 best performances come from Lukas Haas (who is absolutely chilling as the family man/killer) and Emile Hirsch as the FDLE agent Byron (who is locked into his role). Those 2 elevate the otherwise cliched thriller.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 2.39:1 1080p. Grade: A-

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. Grade: B+

Extras include a Digital copy, a “Midnight In The Switchgrass” trailer and commentary by director Randall Emmett.

July 27, 2021 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , ,

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