Michael Vartan plays Tyler Briggs, a man who separates from his redneck family in order to leave the past behind him and start a new life for himself. Following the passing of his mother, his father tries to re-establish contact with him and tracks him to his new home, a secluded beach town where he spent time as a child. Accompanying his father are his law breaking brothers who continue their lawless ways after Tyler decides not to return to their ways. They assault his girlfriend and bruta…ize his town. He then has no choice but to revert to his family’s ways to defend himself and those he cares about.
This movie is awful. The story is clichéd, the acting wooded and the less said about the character development the better. The only good thing about this movie is Dennis Leary and even then he can only do so much.
The 1.33:1 fullscreen presentation is actually listed as a “Special Feature.” Well there’s definitely nothing special about this presentation. The image was grainy in dark scenes and the black and white scenes seemed bland. The colors were somewhat subdued – I don’t know if that was the intention given that this was supposed to be a gritty drama but it just didn’t work.
The Dolby Digital 2.0 presentation was fair at best – little separation of sound, but this isn’t surprising given that it is a dialogue driven movie. The bass is not given much of a work put in this movie and there really isn’t much of a dynamic range of sound.
The special features are listed as: Trailer, Scene Selection, Spanish Subtitles, Interactive menus (meaning there is a static image on which selection buttons are placed), and Full Screen Presentation. Need I say more?
If you see this in the video store, just keep on walking… I won’t be responsible for any fits of rage or anger that may occur if one does not heed my advice.
Special Features List