Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Blu-ray Review: The Rundown

*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

Mill Creek Entertainment; Amazon
Does anyone remember the 2003 action-comedy The Rundown starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson?

Considering it's one of actor's best films, it was actually a big flop when it was originally released; making only $80 million on a $85 million budget. However, over time the movie has become popular with action fans.

The Rundown (PG-13; $14.98; 104 minutes) was re-released to Blu-ray (+DVD) earlier this year by Mill Creek Entertainment. There are no special features or bonus extras.

Directed by Peter Berg, The Rundown centers around Beck (played by Dwayne Johnson), a bounty hunter who is sent to the treacherous jungles of the Amazon to locate Travis Walker (played by Seann Williams Scott) and bring him to the United States to his father, Billy (played by William Lucking). While the job seemed to be pretty simple at first, Beck quickly realizes he might be way over his head because capturing Travis is going to be most difficult job he has ever been assigned.

In order to catch Travis, Beck teams up with a rebel leader, Mariana (played by Rosario Dawson), which eventually leads them on a search for a missing golden artifact called the O Gato do Diabo.

Christopher Walken costars as the movie's villain and Arnold Schwarzenegger has an uncredited cameo.

  Final Thoughts

The Rundown is a throwback to the '80s and '90s buddy action flicks. It's actually a pretty good film with a solid cast, great action, and a few funny moments. Too bad it didn't do well enough at the box office in 2003 as we might have gotten a sequel right away. There was some talk in 2016 about a possible sequel, but there's been no news since then.

The picture and sound are excellent on the Blu-ray. It would have been nice if there were a few special features!

Overall, The Rundown is a fun action flick! If you don't already own it, I recommend adding it to your Blu-ray library.

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