Steve Auston and Danny Trejo star in this thriller concerning a cop who becomes a ruthless vigilante after his family is gunned down by a gang of vicious criminals. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Hurrah! Danny Trejo is a baddie again, thing is I'm so used to him playing good guys or anti heroes it doesn't quite suit him anymore. The guy was more intimidating when he was more unknown, now he's a big star and the threat seems to have faded. Oh and he also looks old.
Anyway this Steve Austin vehicle is your standard revenge action flick which merely serves up more ass kicking than you can shake a stick at. The plot is so simple its almost pointless, bunch of bad dudes kill a cops family and wound the cop, for some reason they don't kill the cop but leave him to recover (as they always do). Once recovered the cop goes after them and pretty much kills them all until they are well n truly dead.
Back in the day this would be a JCVD, Sly or Arnie vehicle, unfortunately now these type of films go to lesser action stars like Austin. This large lump of meat simply lurches from one scene to another barely saying a thing. He finds a bad guy, grunts at him, then promptly kills him with a good solid beating.
I loved how corny this was, all the bad guys are in this biker gang and own their own biker bar complete with smokey seedy lighting, pool tables and slutty blondes (nice). They all dress in black attire...black leather waistcoats, black jeans, dark coloured bandanas, black leather jackets, biker boots or black cowboy boots, black t-shirts etc...and most have gruff looking facial hair. So just in case you're unsure, these are the bad guys right here, they dress in black and have Harley's.
The fights aren't even that well choreographed to be honest, its tame stuff with the occasional gunshot wound. Some nice locations and a cool US muscle car just about make this enjoyable to watch, most die hard, old school, action film freaks will probably enjoy. Why is the film called 'Recoil'? I don't rightly know but my best bet is...it looks and sounds cooool.
It`s The Punisher gone Mad Max. A fast, furious and cool action-packed thriller. An intense, head-bashing and guns-blazing action movie that delivers the goods. Steve Austins best movie yet, he gives such a fearless prescense to his character and mixes it up the only way he knows how to. A kick-ass thrill-ride.More
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