This Friday The Price of Vengeance arrives in Spanish cinemas, a cocktail of genres that wandered through festivals in 2022 and is having a limited release in theaters.
Ryûhei Kitamura (Lupin and Cleopatra’s Purple Heart, Nobody Lives) assumes the direction of this film and joins forces with Christopher Jolley to take over the script.
Trailer for The Price of Vengeance
Stephen Dorff (Blade), Sabina Mach, Erika Ervin, Emile Hirsch, Jesse Kinser, Tyler Sanders, Vernon Wells, Tanner Zagarino, and Gigi Zumbado make up the cast of this production that comes to our theaters at the hands of Counterflow.
Today, at Hobby Consolas, we bring you our The Price of Vengeance review: a film bathed in blood that does not have too many pretensions.
The same old story
Starting with the premise of The Price of Vengeance, we can say that you have seen the story a lot of times, with some variations, but always with the same mechanics.
After a heist that has gone regulinchi, a group of thugs end up stranded in the middle of nowhere when the car they’re driving decides that a deserted wasteland is the best place to break down.
Night falls and they discover a peaceful farm where they can find shelter and, perhaps, another vehicle to carry the loot to its destination. But, of course, there would be no movie if the cast hadn’t chosen the worst place in the world to spend the night.
They soon discover that their hosts have far more sinister chores than tending the cattle and making sure the harvest is harvested on time.
As we say, you have seen history a thousand times. To cite a recent example, but much better carried out, X, by Ti West, uses a similar formula, although with a pornographic shoot as its axis.
A functional cast, but lost
The cast members of The Price of Vengeance do what they can with a guide that often leaves a lot to be desired.
The highlight is the presence of Stephen Dorffwhom we have seen in movies like Blade the series like True Detective.
All the characters are quite archetypal, even the villain played by Erika Ervin He has a lot of air to characters like Leatherface. Unfortunately, far from taking advantage of it, it is quite lackluster.
Anything resembling minimal character development is purely coincidental.. The script establishes questions that it never answers and omits any attempt to provide a background to its protagonists that makes it easier to generate empathy from the public, however minimal.
an uneven development
The price of revenge takes a long time to start up in conditions. while you are watching the movieit may not seem like it, but when the credits roll, you realize that the core has been condensed into a tiny part of the 86 minutes of footage.
The movie is recounted in his gore scenes, if possible with abundant blood, viscera, although it is not necessary. We will say that, by virtue of the film, it is something that will please fans of the most bloodthirsty genre.
It is a predictable film, with few or no surprises that arouse the curiosity of the viewer. If you get to see it having previously seen the trailer, you’ll pretty much know how it ends.
Ryûhei Kitamura can not solve the scenes well which frequently present somewhat awkward shots, with deliberate camera cuts. Although the rest of the photograph is “correct” a scene with strobe lighting towards the end can be quite annoying if you are watching the movie in low light.
It is not a satisfactory film in its conclusion. It is noted that the budget did not reach the final stageswith a rush that ruins a film that could have been digestible, without being any wonder.
It stays very deep in series B, although in its favor we will say that The price of revenge did not pretend to be more than it is.
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