THE REUNION (Limited Theatrical Release USA 2011)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.8|5.0 Starsìì

The Reunion has good action scenes and a good storyline, but the overall film needs higher realism and stronger acting ability. Some scripted lines are not well said, lack strength, and often come off as comical rather than serious such as several of the scenes between the three brothers arguing among themselves. John Cena has a certain screen presence, however, that can be built on if given a stronger script that lends itself directly to comedy or to action.

Storyline

Three half-brothers reunite while on a dangerous trip into Mexico to retrieve a man who has skipped bail and kidnapped a wealthy American citizen.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Michael Pavone for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers David Calloway and Lori Lewis for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Sam Carey (John Cena), Leo Carey (Ethan Embry), Nina Carey (Amy Smart), Canton (Michael Rispoli), Douglas Carey (Boyd Holbrook), Wills (Gregg Henry), Theresa Trujillo (Lela Loren), Nealon (Jack Conley), and Verdugo (J.D. Garfield).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. If you are hardcore John Cena fan, this film may provide the proper ‘fix’, but if you are looking for a ‘risking your life to save someone’ film, Liam Neeson’s Taken has higher impact.

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