Vengeance (2018): Review by Matt Duddy

Vengeance (2018): Review by Matt Duddy

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Former WWE superstar wrestler Stu Bennett stars as John Gold, an ex-soldier turned mercenary who arrives in the sleepy countryside village of Devotion to investigate the brutal murder of his friend and former colleague. All is not as it seems as the sleepy village seems to have a surprisingly large military presence, so with the help of local girl Sandra (Anna Shaffer) and a scene stealing Sebastian Knapp (drug dealer Keith) Gold must track down the killers and deliver his own special brand of vengeance.

Vengeance is a formulaic by the numbers revenge film (the title kinda gives that away). Sure it has a few clunky scenes, especially an establishing scene featuring Gold rescuing a kidnapped girl and a couple of dodgy CGI muzzle flashes and explosions but what it does have is a well-executed story with some interesting bit characters, Stu Bennett showing why he is one to watch, decent fight choreography and set pieces and Gary Daniels giving the best bat shit crazy performance  since Vernon Wells (they even share the same moustache!)

There are further nods to Schwarzenegger’s Commando, from the now stock shots of our hero tooling up for battle, cheesy one liners once a villain has been despatched to Anna Shaffer’s  brilliant channelling of Rae Dawn Chong.

With filming underway on the sequel, Vengeance is setting itself up to be an action series that like its leading character is Pure Gold.

 

Review by Matt Duddy

 

 


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Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… I Am Vengeance (Out Today… in the USA)

Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… I Am Vengeance (Out Today… in the USA)

Ross and Phil Talk Movies The Podcasts

On this episode of the podcast we remind you about todays US cinematic release via Saban for Ross’ very own I Am Vengeance.  Watch it!!!

Hosted by Award winning filmmaker Ross Boyask and blogger/writer/failed filmmaker Phil Hobden.

Films Discussed: I Am Vengeance

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For more on Phil Hobden check out www.philhobden.co.uk , Twitter (@PhilQuickReview) and Instagram (RossAndPhilTalkMovies)
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Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… (I Am) Vengeance ANNOUNCEMENT

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On this episode of the podcast we finally break cover about Ross’ new film Vengeance/ I Am Vengeance (US Title) including it’s trailer and UK/USA release dates.  LOADS of news and name dropping! Plus news of the UK premiere at the Fighting Spirit Film Festival

Hosted by Award winning filmmaker Ross Boyask and blogger/writer/failed filmmaker Phil Hobden.

Films Discussed:Vengeance, I Am Vengeance

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On this episode of the podcast (recorded a few weeks after Ross returned from the 2018 Festival) we reminisce about our times at the Cannes festival.  From illegal drugs, meeting some very cool people, annoying photographers, being complicit in a lie with Sky News and confusing a sales agent due to a lack of doors.

Hosted by Award winning Filmmaker Ross Boyask and blogger/writer/failed filmmaker Phil Hobden.

Films Discussed: The Man from Hong Kong, Ten Dead Men, left For Dead, Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith, The Go Go Boys, Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films, Superman 4, American Ninja, Breakdance, Runaway Train, Star Trek: The Wrath Of Khan, Love Object, The Matrix Reloaded, Headrush

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