Blu-ray Review: ‘In The Blood’

Cast: Gina Carano, Cam Gigandet, Luis Guzmán, Amaury Nolasco, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Treat Williams, Stephen Lang, Danny Trejo
Director: John Stockwell
Writers: Bennett Yellin, James Robert Johnston
Release Date: Tuesday, June 3
Studios: Anchor Bay and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Ava (Gina Carano) and Derek (Cam Cigandet) get married and leave for their honeymoon on a remote island, not before Derek’s dad Robert (Treat Williams) tries to get a pre-nup signed, which Derek tears up (of course this will come into play later in the movie). They meet a man named Manny (Ismael Cruz Cordova) who offers to take them to a cool club and zip lining the next day. At the club they get into an altercation with Big Biz (Danny Trejo is he in every movie?) and Ave kicks some major ass. Turns out in flashbacks she was trained by her dad to be a fighting machine as he said “Never cry because those tears will be used against me.”

The next day while zip lining an ‘accident’ takes place and Derek plunges to the ground. He’s still alive but needs to get to a hospital. Ava isn’t allowed in the ambulance and follows along until she is hit by a car. When she gets to the hospital, there’s no sign of Derek anywhere. She goes to the police and they’re no help. They accuse her of plotting his death for his money, as do his parents when they arrive. She denies it and just wants to find her husband. So the search is on to find him.

‘In The Blood’ is a movie that has been made a hundred times and a lot better. Gina Carano is a great action star and there’s lots of kick ass, beating up scenes but can’t act her way out of a paper bag. There’s no real chemistry between Gina and Cam, and the movie suffers for that.

You can pick up the movie in stores on Tuesday, June 3.

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