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Genre: Action/Thriller
Starring: Kevin Sorbo, Yvette Nipar, Elizabeth Barondes, Rodrigo De La Rosa
Director: Tripp Reed
Rating: M18 (Violence and some drug content)
Year Made: 2007




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Languages: English/Portuguese/
Subtitles: English/Spanish/
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 1 hr 34 mins
Region Code: 3
Distributor: Origin Entertainment
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After cleaning up his hometown, Nick retires as county sheriff and heads to Dallas where he hopes to start a new life with an FBI Agent and her twelve-year-old daughter. Just being "the boyfriend" is tough enough for Nick but when a ruthless drug lord targets several witnesses to a Federal case, Nick finds himself in the middle of a war with nobody to trust. This time Nick is on their turf and he is pitted against a ferocious army of gangbangers. Nick's brand of country justice just doesn't seem to cut it on the rough city streets but he will stop at nothing to protect his own.


You organize a gathering for friends at your house. Within half an hour, everyone has settled nicely into the couches with dinner in their hands. It is time to play a DVD player so that everyone can have something to glue their eyes on amidst the conversations amongst themselves.

This Tripp Reed-directed action flick is perfect for such an occasion. Because the viewer need not pay 100 per cent attention to what’s going on throughout its 94-minute runtime, because the viewer will be entertained by the mindless violence between the good guy and the bad guys, because the viewer can visit the washroom, return to his seat, gobble down his dessert, talk to his friend, glance at the television screen and still know what’s happening in the movie.

Kevin Sorbo (TV’s Hercules, remember?) stars in this sequel (there was one such movie before this already?), playing a man who tries to settle down in his new home, only to be bothered by thugs who want to mess up his peaceful life. And so the reluctant hero gets violent again, in the name of wanting to protect his loved ones.

While the uninteresting plot sounds like one of those late-night television movies which amnesiacs love to watch, the intentional sudden jerks in Jas Shelton’s camerawork and the booming soundtrack by David and Eric Wurst does complement the movie nicely. Sorbo also manages to amuse us with his heck-care attitude, spouting unintentionally funny lines like: “Justice is about two things: Power and Money. With them you can do anything.”

And the opening sequence is one hoot of a watch: Sorbo walks into a super-mart and asks for fresh flowers, in which the Indian cashier offers him condoms which come with free fresh flowers. Sorbo rejects him and browses around, and before he knows it, the cashier is robbed. The cashier laments why something this unfortunate would happen to someone who keeps praying to Ganesh (an Indian deity). Sorbo then tries to play hero and throws a metal can at the robbers. He misses and hits the cashier instead.

We can already imagine the guests at your party howling in laughter at this scene, that is, before they take turns visiting the washroom, gobble down their desserts, talk amongst themselves, and return to what’s happening on screen occasionally.


This Code 3 DVD contains a slew of Sony Pictures Previews like Pumpkinhead 4: Blood Feud, Rise: Blood Hunter, The Last Time, The Contractor and Wind Chill. They all somehow sound like B-grade productions to us.


The disc’s visual transfer actually makes the gritty cinematography look quite good, and there are language options of English, Spanish, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital, as well as French Dolby Surround.



Review by John Li


Other titles from Origin

. Spider-Man 3

. Dead Mary

. The Contractor

. Blood And Chocolate

. The Wicker Man

. Wind Chill

. Are We Done Yet?

. Android Apocalypse

. Elizabeth I

. The Proposition

. 3 Needles

. Ghost Rider

. The Pursuit of Happyness

. The Illusionist

. Catch & Release


This review is made possible with the kind support from Origin Entertainment


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