Feb 072017
 

Cross Wars is just an all around bad movie. The acting is poor however they’re not helped with a shoddy script in conjunction with some laughable visual effects. All of that wouldn’t be so bad if this had the fun factor, it was anything but.

 

 

Cross Wars
(2017)

Genre(s): Action, Fantasy
Sony | R – 98 min. – $25.99 | February 7, 2017

Date Published: 02/07/2017 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Patrick Durham
Writer(s): Patrick Durham & Jonathan Sachar (written by)
Cast: Brian Austin Green, Amy Jane, Lori Heuring, Tim Abell, Juhahn Jones, Tom Sizemore, Vinnie Jones, Danny Trejo
DISC INFO:
Features:
Audio Commentary, Alternate Credits
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), French (DTS-HD MA 5.1), German (DTS-HD MA 5.1), Thai (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Korean, Thai, Turkish
Disc Size: NA
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


Straight from the comics to the mean streets of Los Angeles… armed with a powerful ancient Cross amulet, Callan (BRIAN ASTIN GREEN) and his team of weapons experts battle local thugs and heinous criminals. When a ruthless villain named Muerte (DANNY TREJO) threatens to kill Callan’s crew, he and his team join forces with an all-girl crime-fighting squad led by Riley (AMY JANE) – who has an ancient amulet of her own. But Muerte is not working alone. He has resurrected the evil immortal Gunnar (VINNIE JONES) who has a plan more sinister than anyone can imagine. Can Callan prevent the looming apocalypse and save humanity? It’s enough to make a superhero all stressed out.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.75/5


Not much here except a Filmmakers’ Commentary (Director Patrick Durham and Executive Producer Gary T. Williams) and Alternate Credits (1:56; HD).

 


VIDEO – 3.0/5


Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases Cross Wars onto Blu-ray presented with a 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition and this looks like a poor production with so-so detail though colors are generally bright.

AUDIO – 3.0/5


The disc comes with an average DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track which lacks great depth during the numerous action sequences while dialogue levels are generally clear enough. It’s a very substandard lossless track but matches up with the lackluster video…

 


OVERALL – 2.0/5


Overall, Cross Wars is just an all around bad movie. The acting is poor however they’re not helped with a shoddy script in conjunction with some laughable visual effects. All of that wouldn’t be so bad if this had the fun factor, it was anything but. The Blu-ray released through Sony offers so-so video/audio and lackluster features.

 

 

 

 

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  5 Responses to “Review: Cross Wars BD + Screen Caps”

Comments (5)
  1. So bummed to see “Cross Wars” get such crappy reviews because the first was pretty fun and creative. You would have thought with Sony behind it,the budget would have been bigger for the sequel…and with very little extras on the BluRay,this will be a cheap pick up at my local Family Video.

  2. In defense of Sony, I think they’re only the distributor, I don’t think they had anything to do with the actual production. As for the budget, I’d wager to guess it was $1 million… tops. The named talent, Tom Sizemore, Vinnie Jones and Danny Trejo, have minimal screen time and probably shot their scenes in a day.

  3. Pretty shoddy reviews considering I thought it pretty good. Especially for a low budget movie you couldn’t ask for a bigger cast and loads of action. Then again everybody wants the avengers and captain America. But not every movie that’s made out there is gonna have a half billion production. Critics need to take all the facts into consideration when putting there stamp on movies. But definitely worth renting for that third or fourth movie when you go to redbox.

  4. Hi Matt,

    Obligatory: Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.

    In all seriousness, while I do enjoy low budget movies, and dumb ones (lord knows I’ve seen and liked plenty over the years), this one just didn’t connect.

    But, glad you enjoyed it and thanks for stopping on by!

  5. Just picked this up at my Family Video store and sadly,your review was spot on. This had none of the fun or heart of the first film. The effects were SyFy creature feature bad and the plot and acting were as wooden as my boat. What happened to Durham’s sense of fun and creativeness? Brian Austin Green kept looking around for Jake Busey it seemed like.

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