Badland (2019) Movie Review

Director: Justin Lee

Writer: Justin Lee (Screenplay)

Starring: Kevin Makely, Mira Sorvino, Bruce Dern, Wes Studi, Trace Adkins, Jeff Fahey, Tony Todd, James Russo

Plot: Detective Matthias Breecher is hired to track down the worst of the Confederate war criminals. As he roams the Old West seeking justice, his resolve is tested when he meets a determined pioneer woman who is far more than she seems.

Runtime: 1 Hour 57 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Verdict: Very Boring

Story: Badland starts as we follow detective Mathias Breecher (Makely) who has been assigned to track down the worse criminals of the confederate war and make them meet their maker. Mathias latest assignment is Reginald Cooke (Dern) a dying man who has his daughter Sarah (Sorvino) watching over him.

Mathias decides to help Sarah before her father passes away, which sees him getting involved in other business, before riding off to his next target.

Thoughts on Badland

Final Thoughts Badland brings us to the idea of being with cleaning up criminals of a war that has long be over, this is a story we have seen before, only this time, it does feel incredibly boring, with little to nothing happening for most of the film. The acting isn’t the strongest, with the lead Kevin Makely struggling to make his character feel interesting or have anything to make his standout from anyone else in the industry. This is one that just doesn’t get going, doesn’t offer anything new and just ends up becoming plain and boring.

Overall: Dull and Ineffective.

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