12 Rounds 2 – Reloaded: Blu-ray Review










The Movie:

Paramedic Nick Malloy (Randy Orton) is plunged into a deadly game of cat and mouse when he receives a terrifying phone call from a vengeful psychopath (Brian Markinson) connected to his past. The maniac threatens to unleash a murder spree unless Nick can complete a series of 12 challenges without involving the cops or missing a single deadline. With no time to spare – and his own wife’s life on the line – Nick must piece together cryptic clues and hunt down the killer before it’s too late.

Here we have another film starring a wrestler. Many have tried and many have failed. Since this is Orton’s first film I’m going to cut him a lot of slack. I mean even The Rock’s first films weren’t top notch. The story was a good one and had all the revenge elements to make this a fast paced, action film. Orton has plenty of potential but I think still needs more experience in the leading man department. In intense moments you could easily see that he was meaning what he was yelling about but in more laid back, intimate moments his acting felt forced and needed a bit of work. Aside from that he has everything else it takes to be an action star. The size, the presence and athleticism. I’m just not entirely sure yet if he would draw theatrical box office numbers but only time will tell. I thought Markinson was fantastic. His portrayal of the vigilante Heller was intense but as the film moved along I almost found myself rooting for the character. I don’t know if the director meant to do that but as his story progressed I almost started to sympathize with him. One things for sure when it comes to WWE Studios films, they are definitely entertaining and most (including this one) give me the feel of throwback action movies from the 80’s and 90’s.

Special Features:

Randy Orton Reloaded – A look at Orton and the cast of the film.

Locations: From Heller’s Lair To The Sugar Factory – Looking at various locations used in the film and how perfect they were for the film.

The Action Of 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded – A feature on the stunts of the film and how Orton did most of them. From the fight scenes to the high speed driving most of it was him.

12 Rounds 2: Reloaded is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment


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