Anthony “Treach” Criss of Naughty By Nature plays the title character, a one-man army as part of a vaguely defined intelligence agency. He is the midst of rescuing the President’s wife from a hostage situation when bungling by the Secret Service results in an explosion that blinds him. Three years later, his old boss lures him back to the field with the promise of regained sight. This he gets, but now he can see in the dark. The plan is apparently to steal a satellite component in order to p…ove that old-fashioned agents are still the best, but there is more afoot than, ahem, meets the eye.
This is pretty generic DTV action stuff. It is competently assembled (and “assembled” is the word we’re looking for here), with a paint-by-numbers script and solid-enough action scenes, but nothing to get one to stand up and cheer. The POV shots from Connors’ new eyes are exactly what you expect them to be, which is pretty much the case for the rest of the film as well.
Well, it’s loud, I’ll say that for the audio. But it isn’t necessarily loud in the right ways. The opening score, for instance, is mixed such that the rear speakers drown out the front, which is decidedly odd. A worse problem is the dialogue, much of which is afflicted by a pretty horrendous level of distortion. Otherwise the track is workmanlike, but these flaws are damn noticeable.
The picture is better. The image is a touch on the soft side, and the grain varies from minimal to mildly annoying, but the colours are very nice, with strong contrasts, flesh tones and excellent blacks. Basically, the job is done well enough to avoid jolting one out of the viewing experience, which is more than can be said for the sound.
Nothing but a handful of trailers.
Average film, average transfer, effectively zero extras. A few steps short of impressive, then.
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