Friday, September 26, 2014

Dead Drop - DVD Review

           Dead Drop is a movie about a man named Dwight - played by Cole Hauser - who is in a plane and falls out over 3,000 feet but somehow lives.  The reason for the drop is because he is a CIA operative turned government contractor who has infiltrated a Mexican drug gang and the leader discovered that he may be an agent.  

           After Dwight is out of the plane, the next scene has him in a hospital and his boss has said that she wants him off the case.  Not good enough for Dwight.  He wants to get back in the gang so he can get revenge on the leader that nearly killed him.  

            Yes, the story is easy to predict from there.  Dwight is going back in the gang to get his ex-girlfriend and at the same time, he will be in constant gunfights with the men who are protecting their leader.  It seems predictable to say that Dwight will find the leader and have some more gunfights before we are satisfied with a predictable plot and ending to this movie.  

             In between the predictable plot and ending is the constant showing of Dwight falling out of the airplane.  Must have happened at least 10 times but I wasn’t counting.  It got to the point where it happened so many times that it was annoying and a good reason to stop watching this movie.  

             No memorable characters in this movie.  No fight scenes for action lovers. Just lots of gunplay and most of it was predictable.  You could say that one part of it wasn’t predictable but the character that was supposed to be part of the CIA didn’t make much sense in the movie as well. 

              This movie seemed to lack everything to me.  It lacked memorable characters as well as suspense and a plot.  The only thing it had going for it was that you knew what was going to happen next most of the time.  Even though there was one time that something happened that was unexpected, it wasn’t worth thinking about since that didn’t seem to work well with the movie.  

              If anything, this movie will lack stars for me as well.  I can’t give it more than one star.  It goes to show you that you can’t even trust the coming attractions of the movie since that part was played over in the movie several times.  

Ron Hummer 

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