BAD ASSES: ON THE BAYOU DVD (2015)
SYNOPSIS: BAD ASSES ON THE BAYOU reunites the dynamic duo, Frank Vega (Danny Trejo) and Bernie Pope (Danny Glover), as they travel to Louisiana to attend the wedding of their dear friend Carmen Gutierrez (Loni Love). What was pictured as a wedding weekend escape to the south turns violently ugly as madness and mayhem ensue, pressing our senior heroes to once again serve justice.
Bad Asses Frank Vega (Danny Trejo) and Bernie Pope (Danny Glover) are back for the third time and seriously this pair of senior citizens is really testing our limits in this latest instalment.
Known for his B-movies, Craig Moss remains the scriber and director and he is bringing the action from L.A. to Baton Rouge, Louisiana whereby the rich friend of Frank and Bernie, Carmen (Loni Love) is kidnapped on her engagement night. Since the local law enforcement guys look like a bunch of slackers, our two old dudes decide to embark on the case themselves armed with nothing but a fanny pack and Pope’s constant reminder about no running.
The routine remains the same and utterly predictable despite Moss’ effort in bringing the story to a totally new locale. Whether it’s a gas station, a gentlemen club, a kitchen, Frank and Bernie always manage to come out of every circumstance unscathed. It’s cool to watch two old geezers kick ass initially but if the same thing happened for the umpteenth times, it can get pretty annoying.
Just when you thought Bad Asses On The Bayou offers a decently staged action sequence, one that involved Vega and Pope on a runaway cargo plane. You might find it so ludicrous when IMDB state the footage is actually recycled from a movie from long ago.
Despite an ending that hints of more sequels, I think it’s time for Frank to hang up his fanny pack and Bernie to give up on his creepy picking-up-young-girls routine. There’s nothing wrong with the performances of Danny Trejo and Danny Glover in fact their chemistry is the only element that keeps the franchise from falling apart. I guess Moss need to leave the writing and directing duties to others if the studio wants more of Bad Asses.
Behind The Scenes of Bad Asses On The Bayou is a 15 minutes feature which has director Craig Moss talking about the story and action.
Visual is generally crisp and well-detailed and the Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack is serviceable though you need to adjust the volume quite a bit when it comes to the dialogue scenes and action sequences.
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Review by Linus Tee