THE 80s... REBOOTED
life with a modest job while helping people. But not through violence. Just friendship and support.
Until, of course, Chloë Grace Moretz — a prostitute controlled by the Russian mob — needs his help. It turns out that behind his smile lurks a killing machine. The action was solid, and I particularly enjoyed the positive view that the movie took of the attitude and aspirations of the characters who worked in a barely disguised ‘Home Depot’.
As the years have passed, wildly stupid gun errors have diminished in movies. No longer do you see someone fire 13 rounds from a six shooter, as John Wayne did in ‘The Sons of Katie Elder’. Still, some remain. At 1:21:26 there’s a sequence of 15 frames, when a corrupt cop checks his six-shot revolver to ensure that it’s properly loaded and it kind of stuck out that all six rounds had actually been discharged. Hint: a dimple in the primer means that it has been hit by a firing pin. That’s Blu-ray for you: it shows far too much.
After some interesting experimentation in the early years of Blu-ray, features have become rather bland: principally featurettes, the occasional commentary. On this one they’ve at least tried. You get five featurettes, but also a version of the