Benjamin Ford: “Are you proud of what you did? Or maybe you don't want to forget.”
Emil Kovac: “Sometimes things become part of you, whether you want them to or not."
release year: 2013
viewing setting: home Bluray 7/4/18
synopsis: Two veterans on opposing sides twenty years ago face off against each other in the remote mountain wilderness.
impressions: This one was odd. It started off as a drama, then had some wilderness fighting/survival, then became a bit like a horror movie, and finished up with more drama. It took a while to get going but then was fairly relentless.
acting: Robert DeNiro is the weary old veteran who just wants to live alone in the woods and forget the past. John Travolta (with weird foreign beard and accent) is the other soldier who's obsessed with revenge. Milo Ventimiglia is the DeNiro character's son, who's trying to give his dad the benefit of the doubt due to all that he's been through.
final word: Interesting and different revenge film.
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