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Bloodshot

Published March 27, 2020

Bloodshot

Film info

  • Title Bloodshot
  • Director Dave Wilson
  • Year 2020
  • Run time 1hr 50m
  • Genres Science Fiction, Action
  • Tagline Being a superhero is in his blood

Based on the bestselling comic book, Vin Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he's an unstoppable force - stronger than ever and able to heal instantly. But in controlling his body, the company has sway over his mind and memories, too. Now, Ray doesn't know what's real and what's not - but he's on a mission to find out.

Live blog

TimeComment
3:03This is a bit of an extended sequence given that we know he’s going to die. Just to prove he’s awesome, I suppose.
9:22Sandals and socks. He must be a psychopath.
11:05“I go where they point me.”
14:04How did they find him and why didn’t the bad guy dispose of his body better?
17:09“You don’t need a history to have a future.”
23:47They do say you should try and punch a hole through the bag but…
30:23I don’t like someone being able to access my head whenever they want.
31:58Why has he parked his car right in front of the plane he’s about to taxi?
37:42How does the bad guy know about him?
39:43I feel like there’s only going to be so much you can take, even with crazy nanobots inside you.
44:14“You think you’re the good guy? It’s a god damn joke.”
53:46I really didn’t see any of this coming, so that’s good.
58:22Love the competition between the two smart guys, not IT guys.
1:02:28The EMP is terrifying.
1:08:21Gotta take a rubbish car after an EMP. Oh, vintage, not rubbish.
1:14:20Impressive drone work.
1:21:40“Your best version of me. Not mine.”
1:26:17Open source code is the key to everything!!
1:31:05“Ctrl, command, burn the building down.”
1:37:39These special effects are not to be sniffed at.
1:41:32This woman looks just like Ana-Lucia. Vin certainly has a type.

Thoughts

I had an interesting journey through this one. At first, I wasn’t convinced at all - the first half hour was boring, predictable, derivative, Vin Diesel doing what he does. I was rolling my eyes.

But then, when the twist happened and things started unravelling, it became far more interesting! By the end, I was really enjoying the whole thing! Them working as a team together was better, and apart from an extended sequence fighting on top of a lift, I loved the second half.

I’m not sure it’s one we would have got round to watching if things were normal, but I’m glad we did and stuck to it, because it paid off in the end. The visuals were amazing, there was no ten minute window when the graphics team showed off for no reason whatsoever, and there were IT nerdy jokes to top it all off. Sold!

Rating: 3 / 5

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