Wednesday, 21 April 2010

DVD: Wrong Side Of Town

The marketing people behind this straight to dvd action film have made a clever move. They have convinced everyone that professional wrestler Dave Bautista (known as Batista to grapple fans) is the star, every advert, trailer and poster, even the one featured here, has him as the main man.

The star is actually fellow (slightly less popular) wrestler Rob Van Dam, so called because of his likeness to Jean Claude.

RVD (as he is known) plays an ex Navy Seal caught up in all sorts of trouble when a night on the town with his new neighbours results in the accidental death of a local gangster.

As RVD fights his way home Batista eventually turns up as an old Navy buddy.

The acting is what you'd expect in a film where wrestlers are the stars but Batista does show enough charisma and screen presence to merit another chance. RVD I'm not so sure about, like his wrestling persona he seems slightly awkward and the fight scenes are pathetic given the fact that he spends most of the film with an injured leg but still manages to high kick when required only to then be barely able to hobble away from the carnage.

You could do worse on a boys night in with a few beers but this is strictly for fans of wrestling.

Ric's Rating: 48%


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  2. Hi Valerie,
    Thanks for the comment.
    I wouldn't even try to persuade you to go for this one but I'm sure something better will come along soon.


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