In The Blood (2014)

Rating: *
Review Date: 6/21/14
Cast: Gina Carano, cameos by Luis Guzman, Danny Trejo, Stephen Lang, Treat Williams

Terrible! I almost didn't make it through this unspeakably awful film, which looks like it was shot using a GoPro. Newlyweds Ava (Gina Carano) and Derek go to a Caribbean island for their honeymoon, and Derek disappears after a zip-line accident. The police refuse to help and Ava suspects foul play. Meanwhile, Derek's jerk of a father suspects Ava is responsible and only interested in cashing in on her sizable inheritance. So Ava wages a one-woman war against anyone who gets in the way of her finding her husband, dead or alive.

Everything about this film is just awful. Gina Carano is fun to watch and she tries her best to hold the film together, but there are too many other factors actively tearing it apart. Her action scenes are well executed, but sloppy camerawork and choppy editing spoil any impact they might have had. The story is weak, the acting isn't very good, and the dialog is often cringe worthy. The plot unravels into complete absurdity towards the end, and the bad guys' behavior becomes increasingly inexplicable. While there isn't much in terms of visual effects, one bullet effect in particular is quite impressive. It's pretty sad that the nicest thing I can say about the film is that it has one nice bullet effect. Even if you're a fan of Ms. Carano, watch this film at your own risk.