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½ May 12, 2015
When terrorists take over an oil rig, a former Navy Seal turned tugboat captain must thwart their plans. It's a simple enough premise (i.e classic Steven Seagal) that falls flat because high voiced Eddie Griffin is simply not believable in the lead role and instead comes off as corny and insincere. Not awful, but nothing special.
March 14, 2014
i liked this movie but they kept knocking out the bad guys then leaving them so they could revive and keep attacking. this is dumb. In movies if someone gets shot they fly back like 9 feet. but if they hide behind a table, it can be riddled with bullets from machine guns and it wont budge an inch.
December 3, 2013
Eddie griffin as a navy seal and vivica fox as an FBI agent. I've seen it all now. I had to make sure this wasn't a spoof but unfortunately, it was not. Have you ever seen the training that navy seals go through? Now take a look at Eddie griffin's body in the scene where he has on the gray short sleeve hoodie. Whoever cast this movie should never work in Hollywood again.
½ September 6, 2013
it was missing steven sagal
½ August 8, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013

(2005) Blast

A straight to rental low budget "Die Hard" movie on an oil rig. The movie stars Eddie Griffin as Lamont Dixon who has been left guardian ship to a young kid as a result of losing his real father as a fireman. He brings this kid to his new job which is part of a crew to drag an oil rig to the coast of California with a tug boat. And while people are celebrating Christmas lunch on the lunchroom convoy, it is then the whole rig gets hijacked by what was supposedly by some eco-terrorists headed by Michael Kittredge (Vinnie Jones). Dixon then takes it upon himself to save the crew since the hijackers didn't know he was on board.

Co-written by Steven E. de Souza of many memorable action movies including "Die Hard" 1 and 2, "Commando" and "48 Hours" to name a few. This is probably a minor effort for the writer since his script was probably taken over by the studio that has financed, and it ends up to be a waste of time to the viewers and a cash grab for the studio. One of the major problems is that I was never sucked in to understanding about oil rigs in the first place and the film sort of assumes that when that is not the case at all. What "Unstoppable" did right what this film did wrong was it shows viewers something about working in trains before the catastrophe start to happen. The other problem are the fights which are unconvincingly bad since you're talking about a small puny man beating guys who're a lot taller and heavier than Dixon- it's almost like seeing the land of make belief. I mean, I'll give thumbs up on any action movie with mediocre acting and an unmemorable script just as long as those action sequences are imaginative and convincing but this movie has neither. They might as well film this on their back yard.

1 out of 4 stars
March 7, 2013
"Lamont Dixon" (Eddie Griffin) is a former firefighter now taking care of a fallen comrade's son (Nicky Andrews) and now works as a tugboat captain.

It's Christmas, and "Dixon" has been assigned to push an oil rig into place. For safety, the rig has to be pushed very slowly to the point that it will take 20 hours until they reach the spot that is planned for the rig. However, a group of environmental activists are at the dock where the rig is to launch, headed by a vocal man (Vinnie Jones).

As a group of activists try to block the tugboat and rig with their own boat, a fire breaks out and the tugboat crew scrambles to help.

When on board, the group of activists turn out to be something more sinister -- a group of terrorists lead by a known British terrorist (Jones).

Now, "Dixon", along with a computer expert (Brekin Meyer) working undercover for the Feds as a snitch, has to try to stop the the terrorists to complete their mission -- to detonate an electromagnetic bomb over California.

Griffin is best known for his comedic roles that he has done in movies and on television. In this movie, he proves that he is actually a pretty good actor in a non-comedic role. He does crack a few one-liners throughout the movie, none of which is as memorable as in the fairly similar first "Die Hard".

Another good performance is by Vivica A. Fox as FBI agent "Reed". Sadly, her interaction with those trying to stop the terrorists is extremely limited so there really isn't a shot of any attraction between her and either lead actor on board the rig.

Meyer and Griffin are only OK as the on-screen duo trying to stop the villains. They had some chemistry, but not too much. When they were the only two in the scene, I didn't feel as if they really worked well together.

Like other movies I've seen with a group of villains, a few of them are focused on. And, just like the other movies, their characters are not developed a lot. In fact, the lead villain has the most development, but not by much really.

There is some good gunplay in this movie. The blood is kept to a minimum though. There is also some good explosions, but nothing spectacular.

Some of the things presented are pretty predictable. I could pretty much predict who would be "dead" by the end of the movie. I also pretty much knew who would make it to the final scene.

This could be a pretty good rental, but I wouldn't make it a first choice. I would even say check it out when you come across it on HBO or another movie network.
May 6, 2012
5/6/2012: Nothing special!
January 30, 2012
PUT BACK ON THE WEBSITE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
December 31, 2010
Nothing special. A lot of violence and dead bodies.
March 22, 2010
This weeks throwback DVD movie is Blast. This was not good. I thought the movie sucked. Eddie Griffin is in this movie. A righteous environmentalist tortures the crew of a hijacked oil rig. I do not recomened this for anyone to watch. I gave this movie 2 stars and just like Juno a bad movie.
½ February 3, 2010
Miserable acting with a more the silly and boring plot? Well, I guess on a hung-over Sunday it might work.
November 27, 2009
Euro-south-african oil-rig-action in the sea outside California
Bad acting och logic but still some weekday night sleepy fun
November 26, 2009
Underhållande usel.
½ November 15, 2009
i liked this movie..iteddi griffin did a good job in an action role.
August 25, 2009
What was this all about?
June 22, 2009
PUT BACK ON THE WEBSITE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
June 8, 2009
first of all this is a b movie with no intention of being a blockbuster, so the acting and effects will be a little under par but the action and comedy in this film are pretty decent. although eddie griffin is more of a funny man he pulls this role off in my opinion because he tries to act like a bruce willis character in die hard by being the action hero with the comebacks to boot. breckin meyer as the goofy sidekick was a plus as well. i was a little let down by vinnie jones because i am a big fan but he did a decent job overall. not a movie you will probably watch again but it deserves to be checked out at least once.
Super Reviewer
April 30, 2009
There are some good points and bad points to the movie.

Good Points:

1. Good special effects 2. Great action scenes 3. Funny at times

Bad Points:

1. Acting at some points isn't great 2. Tries to be like die hard 3. Eddie Grifin ain't an action man

It is a very different film for Eddie griffin. Most of his film are comedy but to be honest action man is not his stile. He does do OK but not good enough. So if you are looking for the spectacular you are looking at the wrong film but if you want to just watch a action film watch it.
April 8, 2009
As bad as an action flick can get. Eddie Griffin isn't funny at all, but it's funny that they are trying to make him an action here in this one. This was like under siege with much lower caliber acting... that's saying something
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