Intensive Care (2018)

Director: Jared Bentley

Writer: Jared Bentley, Darrin Scane, Eric Storlie (Screenplay)

Starring: Tara Macken, Jai Rodriguez, Kevin Sizemore, Jose Rosete, Leslie Easterbrooke

 

Plot: Three low-life criminals attempt to rob an elderly dying woman’s home, but her live-in nurse turns out to be much more trouble than they bargained for.


Tagline – Crazy knows crazy.

Runtime: 1 Hour 20 Minutes

 

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Fun Action Flick

 

Story: Intensive Care starts as we see just how talented a fighter Alex (Macken) is as she leaves her previous military life to become a live-in nurse for Claire (Easterbrook). Claire has one remain grandson Danny (Rodriguez) who has his own financial problems, which brings in Seth (Sizemore) and Rudy (Rosete).

With Danny trying to distract Alex, so the others can break into the house and steal the life savings, it isn’t long before the three learn they messed with the wrong woman in Alex who will make them pay for what they did.

 

Thoughts on Intensive Care

 

Characters – Alex is a former marine that has shown her skills for audience in the opening sequence, she has step away from that life to become a live-in nurse believing it will be a quiet life. She will once again need to show her skills to fight off three criminals trying to rob her patient. She knows how to take out anyone who is bigger and stronger than her, while also being able to handle large amounts of punishment. Danny is the grandson of Claire, the only living relative who has gotten himself into money problems hoping that he can take her money while she is on her death bed, he uses his charm to distract Alex, while he is being forced into going along with the plan. Seth and Rudy are the two that are left to locate the money hoping to make sure they get their money and finish their deal with Danny.

PerformancesTara Macken in the leading role proves to be a good one, with her background in stunt-work we get to see her handle combat sequences through the film. Jai Rodriguez will give you most memorable scenes in the film with his action being the parts of the film you will remember the most because they bring a small element of humour. Kevin Sizemore and Jose Rosete are both good too as the generic bigger guys for Alex to fight.

StoryThe story follows one former military lady that needs to fight off three criminals who are trying to steal the money in the home. This sounds simple enough right, well it is until we get too the moments where both sides are interested in proving they are better than the opponents. This story could and should have ended a lot earlier because both sides have clear chances to eliminate the problems and for the most part, they fail to do this. This is a story that doesn’t end in the way you would imagine either and please stay for a post-credit scene.

Action/Crime/HorrorThe action is the highlight of the film because we get plenty of fight sequences for Tara Macken to go through, this brings in the crime side of the film as the criminals want the money and will do anything to get it and the horror side of the film plays into the home invasion side to horror that works well here without being truly terrifying.

SettingsThe film takes place in one location, a home in the middle of nowhere with open surroundings which shows just how difficult to escape from, for both sides.


Scene of the Movie –
Car ride.

That Moment That Annoyed Me One phone call seems too random

Final ThoughtsThis is a nice simple action flick that can be enjoyed by the action fans, being just over an hour long we get to keep everything going well, never letting up.

 

Overall: Entertaining action film.

Rating

 

 

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ABC Film Challenge – Anticipated for 2019 – F

ABC Film Challenge

Anticipated for 2019

F

The year 2018 is coming to a close and it is time to look ahead to the new year, through December the subject is the films I am looking forward to seeing, hopefully I will be able to select one film for each letter even if we dive into actors, directors or themes. Join in if you want and let’s get this conversation going about the next hopefully wonderful year in film.

The Front Runner

StarsHugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons

SynopsisAmerican Senator Gary Hart’s presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he’s caught in a scandalous love affair.

The Main Reason I Want to See ItI want to start by saying that I am aware this is due out in 2018 in America, but we get this late in the UK, for me any political thriller is interesting and you add Hugh Jackman in the leading role, this feels like one that should be around the Oscar conversation.

Release Date (UK)11th January 2019

Ford v. Ferrari

StarsChristian Bale, Caitriona Balfe, Matt Damon

SynopsisThe true story of the battle between Ford and Ferrari to win Le Mans in 1966.

The Main Reason I Want to See ItA film about the competitive nature of racing, well this sounds like something that is right up my street. We have an all-star cast which will only make this reach the levels we want it to and it looks like it could be like ‘Rush’.

Release Date (UK)28th June 2019

Fighting with My Family

StarsFlorence Pugh, Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey

SynopsisA former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment.

The Main Reason I Want to See ItI am a fan of wrestling, this film is about current star Paige who made a massive impact on her debut, we know her family was wresting through and through, so learning more about her journey is something we do really want to see.

Release Date (UK)1st March 2019