Sommerleigh Pollonais, Senior Writer
Plot: When the love of his life is kidnapped and held for ransom by terrorists war hero Brad Paxton races against the clock to rescue her in a daring and deadly operation that pits him against the most powerful and shadowy forces.
Review: Sometimes all you need is a brainless, effortless action movie. One where the hero’s name doesn’t even matter and the plot isn’t important, but the fight scenes are adrenaline-fuelled and the explosions and gun play would make Michael Bay sit up and say “that’s nice!” Redemption Day has none of that.
Sorry if I got you excited, but all of the above was what I was hoping for when I decided to watch Redemption Day. It’s January, so it’s not like I expected much here but hey, a girl can hope! Gary Dourdan hasn’t been around for some time, with the last significant thing on his resume being CSI. He leads here as the hero Paxton, but, as good looking as he is, he just doesn’t have that something-something that makes for a action hero. He’s bland and his line delivery is bland.
Fact is, everyone with the exception of Serinda Swan (TV series Inhumans and Coroner) is boring. She is the only person showing any real emotion here and it’s a shame she didn’t have better material to work with. A couple of big name actors show their faces here, (Ernie Hudson, Robert Knepper) but it’s all in the name of a paycheck (WTH happened to you Andy Garcia?!).
The action sequences here are just as weak as the acting and are executed in a way that feels more like behind-the-scenes practice shoots than the stuff that you show your audience. With a conclusion that laughably sets up for a sequel, Redemption Day (I’m still trying to figure out why the movie is called this btw) is way too bland and boring to be anything else but a one-and-done for viewing audiences.
Feel free to skip this one.
Sommer’s Score: 3 out of 10
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