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I honestly had a good time watching Security not so much that it’s “good” but it is solid entertainment and a throwback to the action-thriller from the 1980s with a simple plot and an even simpler villain. The movie also works thanks to Banderas who continues to show he can be a bad ass.

 

 

Security
(2017)

Genre(s): Action, Suspense/Thriller
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment | R – 92 min. – $26.98 | September 5, 2017

Date Published: 09/01/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Alain Desrochers
Writer(s): John Sullivan (story), Tony Mosher (screenplay)
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Ben Kingsley, Liam McIntyre, Cung Le, Katherine de la Rocha, Chad Lindberg, Jiro Wang, Gabriella Wright
DISC INFO:
Features: Featurette
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.40
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Disc Size: 26.8 GB
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


THE MOVIE — 3.75/5


Plot Synopsis: Eddie Deacon (ANTONIO BANDERAS) is a war hero now home but struggling to get work in order to support his wife and daughter. Desperate, Eddie takes a low-key job as a nighttime security guard at a shopping mall. There, he meets a rag-tag team of quirky characters: the boss, Vance (LIAM MCINTYRE) who is overly chatty and sports a 90s-era haircut; bad-ass Ruby (GABRIELLA WRIGHT) when she eventually sobers up; and two generic lackeys, timid Mason (CHAD LINDBERG) and Johnny (JIRO WANG).

After getting the lay of the land we as an audience will need later, things are uneventful. That is until a young girl, Jamie (KATHERINE DE LA ROCHA), comes to the door after barely escaping an attack while being transported by the Feds being protected before testifying to witnessing a murder, on a lonely road. Feeling compassion, Eddie lets her in. A few minutes later, here comes Charlie (BEN KINGSLEY) trying to use a ruse to get Jamie and when that doesn’t work, outright bribery. But Eddie takes command and flatly refused to turn her over and rallies the others to help withstand the oncoming assault, but they have no way to get help with the phones jammed.

Charlie and his crew of assassins lay siege onto the mall as Deacon and his merry men (and woman) lay traps in the hopes to bide time before the Feds do come around, and they do manage to pick apart the numerous hapless hired guns.

Quick Hit Review: Security isn’t technically speaking a ‘good’ movie and it unfolds almost exactly how you think it would, though I am glad we didn’t get one of the security guards turning on the others for the cash. What I appreciated about this film is not only is the action somewhat well choreographed, but Antonio Banderas, now closing in on 60, still kicks ass and makes for a great bad ass hero, while Ben Kingsley makes the most of a useless villain. The others are more or less fodder for gunfire or, in the case of Liam McIntyre, donned a Mark McGrath hairstyle.

What also stood out beyond the leads is the entertainment aspect reminded me of the great throwaway action-thrillers from the 1980s and when the third act begins, the fun was in full force, and I have to admit, I kind of smiled while watching Banderas pick apart the goons. Directed by Alain Desrochers, Security is just a fun, turn-off-your-brain kind of movie.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.0/5


This release comes with a semi-glossy slip cover. Inside is a redemption code for the Digital HD copy. The only feature included is a Behind the Scenes (8:10; HD) featurette.

 


VIDEO – 4.25/5


Security comes to Blu-ray through Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and is presented with a 2.35 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer (MPEG-4 AVC codec). The picture here looks quite good as detail is generally sharp, even distant shots were decent enough, colors are somewhat vibrant even if the movie takes place at night, and blacks are well balanced.

AUDIO – 3.0/5


The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track was a bit disappointing. While dialogue did come through the center channel with nice clarity and the rear channels were fine with the music and some ambient noises, I found some of the action-centric scenes to be underwhelming with minimal depth and when we get gunfire or even some explosions, it’s rather flat.

 


OVERALL – 3.5/5


Overall, I honestly had a good time watching Security not so much that it’s “good” but it is solid entertainment and a throwback to the action-thriller from the 1980s with a simple plot and an even simpler villain. The movie also works thanks to Banderas who continues to show he can be a bad ass and Ben Kingsley in a thinly written role, was still a lot of fun. The Blu-ray released by Universal offers good video, so-so audio and a blasé bonus feature.

 

 

 

 

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