Tuesday, July 7, 2009

12 Rounds - DVD Review


Starring John Cena, Aiden Gillem, Ashley Scott, Steve Harris and Brian White.

A by-the-numbers actioner that would have starred Patrick Swayze or Jean-Claude Van Damme twenty years ago. John Cena has a good physical body but he's a terrible actor. A criminal sets up a series of booby traps like a D-grade Riddler and forces a cop (Cena) to solve the clues and go on his little scavenger hunt if he wants to see his kidnapped wife again. The action's not that exciting, the villain suffers from talking too much when he has plenty of opportunities to just kill the hero, and Cena is a black hole of charisma. I even liked The Marine more.

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