John Travolta / I Am Wrath - Filming in Columbus
- April 25, 2016 5:22 pm at 5:22 pm #1124211
Out on amazon and on demand nowApril 25, 2016 5:55 pm at 5:55 pm #1124217
Looks like direct to video.
ByThe Movie Guy
April 16, 2016
Vivian Hill (Rebecca De Mornay) works crunching numbers for the governor of Ohio. The crime rate is down everywhere except for the city of Columbus. Car Manufacture manager Stanley Hill (John Travolta) flies home to Ohio from a job interview. His wife gets toasted in the parking garage, in a city where we have been told, “nothing’s random.” After identifying the culprit in a police line up, the cops let the killer walk. Well it seems John worked as “the real ghost stuff” and has a friend (Christopher Meloni) who runs a barber shop and black ops operation in Columbus, Ohio…I guess due to the high demand. Once you can get past this and the Botox face, the film becomes a decent vigilante movie.
The film is simple. The twists are so overt and so clue heavy, it is hard to even tag them as a twist. The production includes some token religious scene so we can get the title. The banter between partners provides humor. There is plenty of killing by gun fire, hand to hand, knives, and explosions.
Guide: F-word. No sex or nudity. Solid vigilante entertainment.April 26, 2016 8:34 am at 8:34 am #1124237
Time Warner on demand……10 bucks. I just couldn’t spend it. Waiting for a cheaper price.April 26, 2016 8:43 am at 8:43 am #1124238
“Well it seems John worked as “the real ghost stuff” and has a friend (Christopher Meloni) who runs a barber shop and black ops operation in Columbus, Ohio…I guess due to the high demand”
Supercuts?April 26, 2016 10:11 am at 10:11 am #1124259
So yeah, I watched it.
As far as the story goes, it is a very by-the-numbers revenge plot, but not the absolute worst example of it. The funniest parts for me were the opening credits which had Columbus on the “news” for its rapidly escalating violent crime and how it seemed to be descending into chaos, how the Short North was like South-Central and Axis was a straight gentleman’s club. The absolute worst thing about the movie, though, was Travolta’s painfully obvious wig. You could literally see the edges along his forehead throughout the movie.
The best part was in the credits, where it thanked Columbus and “all its fantastic people”, so that was nice, and the fact that they actually used Columbus instead of trying to change it to another city was cool.April 26, 2016 4:12 pm at 4:12 pm #1124379
But it’s been just the opposite in Ohio, Crime has been falling in Columbus, more than in the other big cities in Ohio.April 27, 2016 1:48 pm at 1:48 pm #1124489
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