(Dennis Quaid, Ziyi Zhang, et al / DVD / R / 2009 / LGF)
Overview: At home, hardened police detective Aidan Breslin (Dennis Quaid) has grown increasingly distant from his two young sons, Alex (Lou Taylor Pucci) and Sean (Liam James), since the death of his wife. At work, he finds himself thrust into an investigation of perverse serial killings rooted in the Biblical prophecy of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
DVD Verdict: After a number of re-shoots and spending a good amount of time on the shelf, 'Horsemen' finally sees the light of day as it gets released straight to DVD. Dennis Quaid stars as a forensic specialist who is assigned to a case involving a string of murders in which the victims are suspended from hooks, and the words "Come and see" are found at the scene.
It isn't long before he figures out that the murders are linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and what develops is a sloppily put together, pure rip-off of Seven.
Directed by famed music video helmer Jonas Åkerlund, 'Horsemen' provides plenty of doom and gloom atmosphere to go along with a stale performance from Quaid, with the biggest disappointment being the performance of Ziyi Zhang, who comes off as being more annoying than anything else. Clifton Collins Jr (in a terrible wig), Patrick Fugit, Lou Taylor Pucci, and Eric Balfour are also along for the ride as well; which just never seems to really kick into high gear.
The twist ending is easily seen coming as well if you pay careful attention; all of which amounts to Horsemen being a boatload of wasted potential. Still, you'll see worse thrillers out there, but you'll certainly see better ones as well. [ND] This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Audio Commentary by Director Jonas Äckerlund and Director of Photography Eric Broms