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Hijacked
Jul 26, 2012 By: Chris Bumbray
Hijacked order
Director:
Brandon Nutt

Actors:
Randy Couture
Dominic Purcell

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
A U.S Marshal (Randy Couture) on the trail of a gang of terrorists called The Tribe ends up on a billionaires private plane- which just so happens to be hijacked my members of the gang.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
This is it folks- the bottom of the barrel. When I received HIJACKED in the mail, I hoped this might be a fun, tight little action flick. Coutures not much of an actor, but I had fun watching him in THE EXPENDABLES, and the guy can kick ass- which seemed like a good enough reason to give him the lead in a DTV action flick. Sadly, HIJACKED is as bad as they come. Imagine PASSENGER 57, with 1/10th of the budget, minus the charismatic hero and villain- and youd still have a movie thats better than HIJACKED.

First of all- whats the deal with only having three terrorists on the plane? Why not give the hero some real baddies to fight with. Rather, each terrorist is generic, AND, they even give the hero Dominic Purcell as a sidekick. Purcell? Sidekick? Not only can Purcell act circles around Couture, and hold his own in a fight, but why- if you have him in the film, did they not at least make him the bad guy. Rather, we get some generic TV guy in that part- and if you at least expect a good mano-a-mano fight with Couture- youre mistaken. The action is flat, poorly directed, and curiously absent for the most part- as if the director expected us to be intrigued by the hackneyed plot. Meanwhile, the prominently billed Vinnie Jones is killed within five minutes of the film starting. WEAK!
THE EXTRAS
Nada.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
HIJACKED really is just an all-around piece of shit. Even if a movie is DTV, it still could have had something, as people like Michael Jai White, Issac Florentine, Scott Adkins, Dolph, and Van Damme have been giving us perfectly serviceable films in that category for years. This is just crap.
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3:32AM on 07/26/2012
Well, I guess Ill avoid this one. However just a hint, if you want to review a nice little actinpacked B movie, give the recently released "Soldiers of Fortune" a shot.
Well, I guess Ill avoid this one. However just a hint, if you want to review a nice little actinpacked B movie, give the recently released "Soldiers of Fortune" a shot.
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