Based on the bestselling comic book of the most popular character in Valiant Comics with over 81 million comics sold.
I will never get tired of watching Vin Diesel on the big screen and have probably watched 95% of his movies like most moviegoers and you probably won’t find one person that has not seen a Fast & Furious movie or a Marvel flick featuring Diesel’s Groot. Before Vin Diesel was cast as Bloodshot, we were used to the most famous Power Ranger Jason David Frank as the title character in a Valiant live-action web series which then bled into the Valiant comic itself using Jason David Franks likeness but now we have a Diesel to look forward to on the big screen as Bloodshot.
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.
After creating unforgettable big-screen characters in such movies as the Fast and Furious series, xXx, and The Chronicles of Riddick, among many others – not to mention his vocal turns in The Iron Giant and Guardians of the Galaxy – Diesel was ready to sink his teeth into his first on-screen superhero role, and with Bloodshot who is different than any other superhero as he is more complex, complicated, and emotional.
Bloodshot hits theaters March 12th.
This movie is a noble attempt but falls semi-flat in delivering more than mediocre action movie and it’s not Vin Diesel’s fault. I do believe he was one of the best choices to play Ray Garrison but the plot didn’t do his Bloodshot origins justice. The plot was slow-moving and very predictable but the FX was actually pretty good for a movie with a $45 million budget and the action scenes were extremely entertaining and graphic for a PG-13 Rating. The major battle scenes were one of the best sequences I have seen on screen and was reminiscent of what you would see in a Marvel/Spider-Man film. The supporting cast which includes Guy Pierce, Eiza González, and Lamorne Morris was great with the screen time they were given which I felt was limited and we are definitely going to need more Lamorne Morris as Wilfred Wagins in the next installment who completely stole the show.
I give Bloodshot a 6.5/10 and do think improvements can be made easily for a sequel to please fans since the stagnant origin story is now out of the way.