Blood demands blood.
A rising gangland player, Victor (Colin Farrell) has managed to infiltrate his way into a crime empire run by Alphonse (Terrence Howard) a man who is responsible for ruining what use to be a happy life for Victor. While Victor waits patiently for the right time to acquire revenge, he gets mixed up with a woman, Beatrice (Noomi Rapace), a mysterious women who live in the apartment across form him. It started by exchanging looks across balconies, then exchanging weaves and then it got to the point where they met up and talked. Beatrice also has revenge in her heart. She blackmails Victor to help her get her revenge.
When I saw the trailer to Dead Man Down I thought it was just going to be a mindless shoot em up revenge film and yes I was looking forward to seeing it, it looked like it had some cool cinematography and may possibly be a good popcorn film, oh how wrong was I, in a good way (for once).
I went in expecting a mindless shoot em up and what I got was a good revenge film. The script and character development was actually really good, and yes it did have some cool cinematography, the action was good, not too much but enough to balance out. There was a lot of emotion shown in this film. The entire film screamed dark and gritty.
Dead Man Down is a pleasant surprise. I’d recommend it. Was very surprised when I found out the WWE had put some money into funding the film and it’s probably the best thing they’ve done film wise.
By Fiaz Ali