Tracers: Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

When Cam (Taylor Lautner), a New York City bicycle messenger in debt to an organized crime gang, crashes his bike into a sexy stranger, Nikki (Marie Avgeropoulos), it seems his luck may be changing. She introduces Cam to her crew – a team who uses parkour to pull off heists. Hoping to alleviate his debt, he quickly joins. As the stakes get higher with more dangerous side ventures, the payouts get bigger.  Cam must use every ounce of his skill to stay alive as the crew’s heists grow ever more bold and mob enforcers breathe relentlessly down his neck.

This is going to be a film that you watch and say to yourself “I feel like I’ve seen this before”. It takes a plot straight from a 90’s action movie and updates it with parkour. Don’t get me wrong, I like to watch people do parkour. It’s an amazing sport but I don’t feel like it belongs in an action movie. It just kind of seems like they tried to inject a fad into a film and threw Lautner in there because he could do it well. It reminds me a lot of the time that we had rollerblading movies, skateboarding movies and even a few biking movies that were fun to watch but not necessarily the best in terms of story. That’s where this film falls. The story really isn’t impressive by any means but it’s the action scenes that make it entertaining to watch. This is definitely going to be one of those movies that I will come across on TV and end up not changing the channel but I don’t think that I would make a conscience decision to pop this in for a movie night.

Special Features:

The Art of Motion: The Making of Tracer – A look at setting up some of the action shots in the film as well as interviews from the cast and crew.

Director’s Pitch Reel – Basically a concept feature that gives the idea of what to expect and is used to “sell” the film.

Tracers is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from Lionsgate


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