Saturday, January 20, 2018

Damage (2009)

Director: Jeff King

Writer: Frank Hannah

Composer: Peter Allen

Starring: Steven Austin, Walton Goggins, Laura Vandervoort, Donnelly Rhodes, Joe Costa, Lynda Boyd, Scott McNeil

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Bring The Pain.

Plot: An ex-con battles it out in the cage to pay for the operation that would save the daughter of his victim. Along the way he finds fatherly love, and friendship, in the most unlikely of places.

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

This OK movie has a little something to like and that's the always fun Walton Goggins and Steve Austin who has a likeable personality even if it's always too subtle. As expected the story is pretty simple but as long as you punch it up with some quality action and fun then who cares, right?  I care.  The fights aren't executed well enough.  The edits are fast and the fighters wait to be hit and sometimes the wait is as painful as the punch.  It was worth seeing for Goggins and to a lesser extent Austin.  I wouldn't call this a fun movie but it's slightly above average for an action movie.  I'm guessing the story could've been punched up a little to make it better.  Having better fight choreography would've helped more but it's definitely not the fix the movie needed. The 20th Century Fox DVD sports a nice anamorphic widescreen image with the only extras in two trailers for WRONG TURN 3 and 12 ROUNDS, neither of which have anything to do with Steve Austin or this movie.

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