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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
SPECIAL FEATURES :
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.
by John Li