BRAVEN (Theatrical Release USA 2018)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

presents Jason Momoa in an action flick that uses knives, guns, bow and arrows, and hand-to-hand combat to drive most of its action scenes as if to create variety rather than to rely on more efficient means to fight against evil. This switching of weaponry from efficient to non-efficient noticeably affects the storyline. Although Jason Momoa’s tough persona from his Conan the Barbarian remake days is well known and expected, he doesn’t give an inkling of a tough guy character that can defend a family. This seems to work against the film’s delivery. Although he plays the defense/revenge ticket, he doesn’t manage to pull it to a realistic portrayal as Charles Bronson did with a bang in the film, Mr. Majestyk. Instead of a river, the audience gets treated to a trickle on the action/thriller theme in this movie.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Drug runners threaten a family.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Lin Oeding for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Charles Auty, Shanan Becker, Bill Bromiley, Ted Cawrey, Arianne Fraser, Delphine Perrier, and Simon Williams for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Joe Braven (Jason Momoa), Kassen (Garret Dillahunt), Stephanie (Jill Wagner), Linden (Stephen Lang), Charlotte Braven (Sasha Rossof), Gentry (Sala Baker), Clay (Fraser Aitcheson), Essington (Teach Grant), Ridley (Glenn Ennis), Luisi (Todd Scott), and Hallett (Zahn McClarnon).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The film presents a fast action, self-defense story that runs on an old storyline; but the pizazz that makes a great action movie is not present.

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