'Vengeance: A Love Story' [Blu-ray]
(Nicolas Cage, Anna Hutchison, Talitha Bateman, Deborah Kara Unger, Don Johnson, et al / Blu-ray / NR / (2017) 2019 / Film Rise - MVD Visual)
Overview: On the Fourth of July, single mother Teena is brutally assaulted by a local gang in front of her 12-year-old daughter Bethie.
Despite Bethie's ability to identify the attackers, the defense hires a local hot-shot attorney who manipulates the law to their advantage.
When the criminals are set free, Gulf War veteran and detective John Dromoor (Nicolas Cage) is dismayed at the lack of justice and plots revenge against the men on Teena's behalf.
Blu-ray Verdict: Initially I had believed this to be just yet another mass-produced movie that Nicolas Cage pops up in time after time.
However, director Johnny Martin actually proved me wrong here and it turned out that this was one of the better movies that Nicolas Cage was in.
Now, I will say that it wasn't because Nicolas Cage put on an outstanding performance, although he had upped his game here in comparison to what he usually does. No, it is the storyline and the brutality of the movie that made it so good.
As for the acting, well as I just said then Nicolas Cage did perform surprisingly well here, although it was not his top performance.
However, the movie was really carried excellently by Talitha Bateman and Don Johnson. Talitha Bateman really has potential for a great acting career.
And as for Don Johnson, then it felt like that particular role was custom made for him, because he was simply superb in this movie.
'Vengeance: A Love Story' is a brutal movie in a way that doesn't cross the line and become tacky or sleazy. It is the nature of the storyline that makes it brutal and does leave something within the viewer once the movie has ended.
I was more than genuinely entertained with the outcome of this movie, and it was a positive surprise that the movie was so much more better than I had expected it to be.
So if you are a fan of Nicolas Cage, and actually if you aren't as well, then you should do take the time to sit down and watch 'Vengeance: A Love Story', because it is well worth the time and effort, trust me. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Bonus Feature of the Trailer.