Just like when he was behind bars, Bones proves to be invincible. And it isn’t long before he’s wiped out all the other contenders, leaving a trail of crumpled bodies littered around and writhing on the ground in his wake, much like a black Bruce Lee. Still, his march to the big showdown with Pretty Boy Bryce isn’t without complications, as the local mob boss, Franklin McVeigh (Julian Sands), wants a cut of the action. Plus, the dastardly McVeigh has a damsel-in-distress in need of rescue, angelic Angela (Michelle Belegrin).
Directed by Ben Ramsey, Blood and Bone is a decent, low-budget splatter affair for folks who care more about body counts and orchestrated martial arts stunts than a coherent storyline. Michael Jai White (Spawn) makes a convincing case here that he deserves future consideration as an action star on the order of a Vin Diesel or a Sylvester Stallone.
A take no prisoners flick featuring plenty of balls-out action for the bloodlust demo.
Very Good (2.5 stars)
Rated R for profanity, ethnic slurs, sexuality, drug use and graphic violence.
Running time: 93 minutes
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
DVD Extras: Commentary with director Ben Ramsey and the cast, and a “Behind-the-Scenes” featurette.
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To see a trailer for Blood and Bone, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfVra8yKL7s