(Bruce Willis, Ryan Phillippe, 50 Cent, et al / DVD / R / 2011 / LGF)
Overview: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back what is rightfully his. When he finally comes face to face with his longtime friend he will be forced to make a life changing choice.
DVD Verdict:The movie starts out interesting with a broad daylight robbery. Three Detroit men rob a man of diamonds, however during the robbery one of the robbers kills the original owner of the diamonds, which wasn't part of the plan. Later as they go to fence the diamonds, the killer (Vincent) double crosses his partners in crime and shoots them. 50 Cent is saved because he is religious and wears a cross.
Of course now 50 Cents is looking for the man who shot him. The other owners of the diamonds want him too. In 50 Cents quest for knowledge he steps on the toes of crime boss, Bruce Willis, who strikes a deal with him. But as fate would have it, things never go as planned. Sonny (50 Cent) as an "honorable" bad guy is the wild card.
The movie has some good twists. The slow religious scenes involving 50 Cent should have been left on the cutting room floor. The seemed awkward and forced. There are scenes with 50 Cent where his non-acting ability are far to obvious such as those religious scenes, his scene riding in the car with Willis and his final scene with Vincent. I can't imagine those being the best take. About a C on the action film scale and a D for drama. [ML] This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.33:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Commentary with Director Mike Gunther and Actor Curtis 50 Cent Jackson
Making Set Up
Interviews with Cast and Crew
A Look at the Weapons used on the set of Set Up