Writer: Frederic Petitjean (Screenplay)
Starring: Jean Reno, Sarah Lind, Joe Anderson, David Gyasi, Ihor Ciszkewycz
Plot: A hit-man lives isolated in a cabin at the edge of a lake. One day, an injured woman arrives in front of his house. To save her, he could well risk his own life.
Tagline – You can’t outrun the past.
Runtime: 1 Hour 31 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Verdict: Unappealing Action Film
Story: Cold Blood Legacy starts as Melody (Lind) travelling through the Rocky’s has an accident in her snowmobile, seeing smoke, crawling to Henry’s (Reno) secret isolated cabin. Henry is in hiding though, after his latest job, which saw him eliminate an important man, with detective Kappa (Anderson) searching for the killer.
Thoughts on Cold Blood Legacy
Characters – Henry is a hitman who has just completed his latest assignment, he is living alone in an isolation cabin in the snow filled mountain range, he helps an injured Melody, knowing why she is visiting him all along. Melody is the woman on the run, injured on her snowmobile before finding herself being bought back to health. Kappa is a detective trying to find the missing hitman, who does seem to unlock more clues of who Henry truly is.
Performances – Jean Reno tries to bring back his the magic from Leon, as a lone hitman, only he doesn’t capture this magic again, while Sarah Lind doesn’t bring anything fresh to the film either, with Joe Anderson with one of the most generic American accents you will ever here.
Story – The story here follows a hitman that decides to help an injured person near his remote cabin, while a detective starts trying to hunt down the person and the reason why the hitman was hired for his latest hit. This story does try to throw together a lot of twists along the way in its attempt to add shock to the story, only nothing feels connected in anyway, leaving the story feeling flat, we whole detective angle does fill in a lot of holes, only it doesn’t seem to have much to do with what is happening elsewhere. The story is trying to hard to bring us a clever twist, rather than getting the basic story telling done strong enough.
Action – The action in the film is very lacklustre, we barely get any and calling this an action film does feel misleading.
Settings – The film uses a couple of settings with the isolation being for the hitman, being the basic and seemingly easier to find than first thought.
Scene of the Movie – The final shot.
Final Thoughts – This does seem like a mis-sold action film that ends up feeling flat and not having enough connection to itself.
Overall: Disappointing and flat film.