The Vanished is a new mystery-thriller from Paramount starring Thomas Jane, Anne Heche, Jason Patric and Peter Facinelli who also wrote and directed. The DVD is available for purchase on October 20th.
If Gangster Land isn’t enough of a lackluster title, the movie is equally uninspiring gangster film that features some recognizable actors but none are exactly believable in their respective roles not to mention some questionable accents. This is just one of hundreds of direct-to-video films that will get lost in the shuffle.
The Outsider hardly breaks new ground in the action/thriller genres but its breezy entertainment for 90-minute duration and features respectable enough acting work from the cast even if the actions of the characters don’t make a lick of sense. The Blu-ray does have a whole lot to offer with no features and standard audio/video transfers.
The Losers could have been a fun little action flick but instead most of the action-filled scenes are kind of mundane and the story itself isn’t very interesting. I guess those who are a fan of the comic book might enjoy the film for what it is, but I had hoped that instead of a toned down PG-13 flick, we could’ve instead gotten something similar to Wanted, a film that goes all-out with its sex and violence and thus provided a unique entertainment experience.