The Prince: Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

A mechanic – and retired assassin – with ties to the underworld is drawn back into the life he gave up when his daughter is kidnapped. To rescue her, he must confront his former rival.

This film follows the “Taken” format and has a father with a military past going on a wild goose chase to look for his missing daughter. I hadn’t really followed Jason Patric‘s career in recent years so to see him in something was cool and unexpected. He really is a solid actor that gives nothing but believable performances but unfortunately dialogue created such a hindrance in this case. The story and premise (even though it’s been done before) we great but when the words coming out of actor’s mouth don’t equal to it then it gets kind of weird. Initially seeing that John Cusack and Bruce Willis were in this film made for a big plus but as I watched it all it seemed like was that they were hired for their name and didn’t have huge parts in the film. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t blame them one bit if you get handed cash to be in a film but Willis was in 25% of the film and Cusack was in it much, much less so to have them on the cover is a bit misleading. The action scenes in the film are actually quite good and Patric seems to be quite good at some of the more physical moments which made the film entertaining. The movie’s major downfall is that it’s an unapologetic copy of Taken just without the international locales to boost it up. If you’re looking for a basic action flick then this might be right up your alley but if you’re looking for something a bit more complex then this might be one you’ll unfortunately want to skip.

Special Features:

Capturing The Prince: Behind The Scenes – A pretty good BTS feature that involves interviews with the cast and crew. They talk about their characters and story as well as how great the city was that they shot in.

Extended Scenes – With a total on almost 10 minutes this feature doesn’t really add too much more to any of the scenes in the film.

Interviews With Cast And Crew – Various interviews that were already edited into the BTS feature above. Cusack doesn’t even try in his little blurb.

The Prince is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from Lionsgate


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