Holy shit. I think this movie took up to the very last moment to win me over but my god is this just an incredible revenge horror.
The lead in this movie Sterling Knight is a hard guy to love. Sorry Sterl but you present yourself like a cross pollination between Leo DiCaprio and one of those marshmallow peeps. The beautiful thing is, his role was so perfectly molded around his natural abilities as an actor that after 140 minutes of speculation, his character comes off just about as genuine as you can get. I was really right there with him at the end of the movie. It’s not a feeling I expect or even need in a revenge horror but that fact that this one pulled off one of those dynamic real life personas while maintaining some seminal level of badassery is just astounding.
the villain played by Kote Dolordava is also a standout performance. For a pretty average rated, semi-unknown film, the director really lucked out with him. He plays this character that’s both maniacal and apprehensive, making his actions seem even more unpredictable.
My only slight criticism is that they never even discussed the Indiana Jones style counter weight to get out of their stuck on a landmine predicament but whatever. It doesn’t ruin it for me.
All in all this is another criminally underrated film.