Redemption: Blu-ray Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Movie:

Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier named Joey Jones navigates London’s criminal underworld and seizes an opportunity to assume another man’s identity — transforming into an avenging angel in the process.

From the start I could tell that this really wasn’t your typical¬†Jason Statham film. All the action and fight scenes were there (and fantastic I might add) but there was also a dramatic story there as well. It was good to see Statham broaden his range a bit. The moments in the beginning where he was coming off the street and staring into a mirror were subtle but quite powerful. In those moments you see a man defeated and ready to make a change, a man that is in deep with his PTSD while at the same time trying to become a new man but of course without skipping a beat it shoves its way right back into the action. The fight scenes were choreographed in a way that shows Statham’s power and quickness while at the same time adding a comedy to it. It reminds me of Jackie Chan in a way where there is usually a mix of both genres in his fighting style. Agata Buzek was the perfect contrast to Statham’s character. Mainly because she played a nun but also because she represented the good side of him. She had a very shy and timid demeanor until slightly breaking out of her shell after a night out with Jones. The only thing that I do wish was that there were a few more moments of reflection with Joey Jones. Other than that the film is a surprise change of pace for Satham and hope to see him in more films with a bit more substance like this one was.

Special Features:

Redemption: Behind The Scenes – A look at the making of the film and shows off some of the locations used as well.

Redemption is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from Lionsgate Entertainment

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