Dying Of The Light: Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

Evan Lake (Nicolas Cage), a veteran CIA agent, has been ordered to retire. But when his protégé (Anton Yelchin) uncovers evidence that Lake’s nemesis, the terrorist Banir (Alexander Karim), has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his sworn enemy.

This film has a premise that is somewhat interesting and for the most part I dig Nicolas Cage films but it seemed to be so predictable. I’m fairly positive that I’ve seen a film just like that before and the bad thing is that they didn’t even try to freshen it up. They more or less just followed a typical formula of what to expect and didn’t stray from it which really hurt the film. Like I said previously, I actually don’t mind Cage’s films and I know that he is known for his dramatics and overacting but his performance was TOO over the top. It really came off as silly when he was through the roof and everyone else had it dialed down a little. Yelchin is such a great actor but I felt like his performance was overshadowed by everything else that was going on and it just seemed like he kept getting pushed aside. If you’ve seen enough Cage films then you know exactly what to expect in this film and unfortunately I recommend skipping it. 4/10

Special Features:

Behind the Scenes of Dying of the Light – A typical BTS feature with film clips and small interview segments.

Deleted Scenes – There’s about 23 minutes worth of scenes here. Some are decent and others you can tell why they were cut.

Interviews with the Cast and Crew – Six different small features with interviews from the cast and crew.

Dying Of The Light is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from Lionsgate


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