Writer: John Bryan, Ilia Constantine, Raphaello (Screenplay)
Starring: Eric Roberts, Mair Mulroney, Taya Valkyrie, Rock Riddle, April Clark, Larry A Andrews, Maricris Lapaix, Roni Weissman, Svetlana Constantine, Kasarlina Wang
Plot: An idealistic woman is kidnapped and forced to compete in an underground fight ring. Every night is a fight for her life as she plans to overthrow her captors and save the lives of many others doomed to the same endless cycle.
Tagline – To rise you must be willing to fall.
Runtime: 1 Hour 25 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Unchained starts when Aella (Mulroney) is tricked into an audition which will see her abducted and forced to compete in an underground fighting ring, where other women are being kept for the entertainment.
Aella isn’t willing to take these rules and looks to escape along with the other women, which will see her prepare to escape while learning about the bigger picture she finds herself in.
Thoughts on Unchained
Thoughts – Unchained is an action thriller that will show a woman that is abducted and forced into underground fighting and if people don’t comply, they will simply get killed. This is a story that we have seen similar ideas before and we have seem given to us in a more intense level. It isn’t anything overly fresh, with the performances not being as strong as they should be, with the fighting never feeling like there is anything hard hitting going on, just using the camerawork to cover up any direct shots, instead of pull punches. This doesn’t end up being one of the most memorable films, with most of what we see just not connecting and with one of these random Eric Roberts appearances.
Final Thoughts – Unchained is a largely forgettable movie without the action it could have or the performances to improve the material.