Bloodshot Review: A Slow, Predictable, & Very Familiar Film

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Bloodshot is an action packed movie, but also predictable, slow, and very familiar. What had such great potential falls flat time and time again.

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When I first saw the Bloodshot trailer, I was intrigued. And then I found out Bloodshot was based on a comic book and I got really excited. It was obvious that it was going to be an action packed movie, and it seemed like Vin Diesel was the perfect casting for the lead role. 

Unfortunately when there isn’t any action happening, Bloodshot is slow and boring. It is also extremely predictable. Within ten minutes I had correctly guessed several things that were surely supposed to be big reveals. This made the movie switch from intriguing to dull. I found myself unable to focus because I knew what was going to happen already.

The action itself is pretty fantastic though, if you are a fan of action movies like me. Does the plot take away from that? Well, not really. But the action scenes alone cannot make this a good movie. Due to the nature of the plot, the scenes get repetitive real quick. Vin Diesel is basically doing the same thing over and over, which gets to be too much.

My main issue with Bloodshot is that it was too familiar. Of course it isn’t exactly the same as Total Recall or Robocop, but it is pretty darn close. Which is part of the reason it was so predictable. If you haven’t seen or heard of Total Recall, you might enjoy Bloodshot more than I did. But Total Recall is a classic, and a fantastic movie. Unfortunately, that is a major reason Bloodshot falls flat. It just can’t compare to one of the best action thrillers of all time.

The best thing about Bloodshot? It has me watching to read the comic books because I feel like the source material has to be better than this movie.

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Overall Thoughts

Bloodshot is an action packed film with lots of blood and killing. Unfortunately the plot is too predictable and familiar to make it worth watching. Viewers are likely to figure out exactly what is going to happen within the first thirty minutes. After that, the only point of watching is for the action, which is great if you like action films, but also really repetitive due to the plot of the movie.

So is Bloodshot worth a watch? That’s hard to say. If you are really bored at home right now and want something new to see, maybe. Just don’t expect anything too great. 

About Bloodshot

Based on the bestselling comic book, Vin Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he’s an unstoppable force –stronger than ever and able to heal instantly. But in controlling his body, the company has sway over his mind and memories, too. Now, Ray doesn’t know what’s real and what’s not – but he’s on a mission to find out.

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Bonus Materials

I love home releases because of the bonus features. My favorites are always the deleted scenes and outtakes! Here is a list of the bonus features available on the Bloodshot home release:

  • **NEW** R.S.T. HACK: CHAINSAW (A series of 4 Animated Explorations) As the world is exposed to the bleeding edge technology of R.S.T. in news reports across the globe, one industrious hacker bypasses firewalls and dives into the secure files of the covert agency to unearth in-depth character data and black ops technology of the members of the team code-named CHAINSAW. Four separate security breaches bring our hacker ever closer to the highly classified secrets and intelligence of the team and the man known as BLOODSHOT. (Digital only)
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes including an Alternate Ending
  • Outtakes & Blooper Reel
  • Featurettes:
    • Initiate Sequence: Directing BLOODSHOT: Visual Effects and Video Game Artist Dave Wilson takes the reins of his first feature film and reveals all of the passion, creativity, and hard work that he and his team of artists employed in bringing BLOODSHOT to life.
    • Forgotten Soldiers: The Cast of BLOODSHOT: Vin Diesel takes center stage to unveil the compelling aspects of his approach to the comic book superhero, BLOODSHOT, and Guy Pearce, Eiza Gonzalez, Sam Heughan, and Lamorne Morris detail all aspects of the film’s amazing ensemble.

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