Bloodshot has no right to be a decent film but I thoroughly enjoyed the ride.
Vin Diesel plays Ray Garrison, a soldier who goes against the rules often but is highly skilled. Following a successful mission his wife is captured and killed by a group, and Garrison is shot and killed.
His body is donated to a private company, run by Guy Pearce, who are building a super soldier. They replace his blood with little robot-like machines which can repair damage as well as making him super strong. His mind has been wiped but he soon starts to have memories and sets out to find the guy who killed him and his wife.
What happens next is difficult to talk about without spoiling the film for you.
There’s plenty of action throughout with twists and turns around each corner. As the film begins to unfold and you find out what the company is trying to do, everything sparks to life.
If you can get past Vin Diesel’s incredibly deep voice and sub-par acting, you will find a fun action adventure that pumps up the adrenaline with great set pieces and crazy action.
It’s absolutely not without its flaws though. When Lamorne Morris’ Wilfred Wigans comes into the film to try to inject some humour, it feels very forced and not all that funny, but a few of the lines definitely do get through and make it enjoyable.
Eiza Gonzalez’s Katie stands alongside Vin Diesel in a lineup of beautiful model-like characters. She is unable to breath properly following a tracheotomy and has her breathing controlled by a device supplied by the tech company. She lends some much needed female presence on screen amongst all the masculine flexing.
If you want the type of film to take your mind off everything that’s going crazy in the world, add this to your list of ones you will be going to see.