My beef with this flick is simple, it just doesnít feel much like a cop flick. Arny and his team feel like a cleaner crew of mercenaries (much like Denzelís crew of scumbags in TRAINING DAY), which makes it awfully hard to care about them. They start dropping like flies, and itís doing nothing for me. I want to care about these people. I donít have to fall in love, but take a second to revisit that scene in TRAINING DAY when Ethan Hawke is sitting at the table with those gang banger dudes and realizes Denzel left him there to die. Aside from many a scene in HEAT, there are few other scenes with that kind of power. I could watch TRAINING DAY anytime. It never gets old. The problem with SABOTAGE is that has zero rewatchability. Donít get me wrong, I enjoyed the movie, it was good, but it was more of a revenge piece when allís said and done. Again, not a bad thing, but not something Iíd hit up for seconds.
SABOTAGE is showcased as a cop flick, but I felt it was more akin to SAVAGES, which is just my opinion. The supporting cast was chalked full of big names like Sam Worthington (loved his badass look), Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello (feel for ya bro, your death on TRUE BLOOD this season was weak), and LOSTís Josh Holloway. They were a cool crew and good for some laughs, but they were a far cry from Dutchís crew in PREDATOR. Iím not going to spoil anything, but needless to say I wasnít thrilled with the teamís twist, but I did however enjoy where the film ended up. It made sense and worked for me.
Deleted Scenes: There are seventeen minutes worth, and basically Iíll say this; this flickís content is already dark and violent, and itís a fine line to walk, so adding too much for the sake of having it would hurt the film overall. These cut scenes are examples of just that, and beyond that, arenít all that great anyway.
Making Sabotage: Director David Ayer explains that Arnold sought him out for this flick, and he was very moved by the gesture. Arnold wanted to do something darker than usual and loves Ayerís work. The cast also pipes in about how much of a blast it was to work with Arnold and about the tremendous amount of respect they have for him.
Previews: There are a slew of trailers as well as a DVD and Ultraviolet Copy of the film.