Monday, July 27, 2009

12 Rounds (2009) PG13 - 3 Stars

If you like bombs, car chases, explosions and car wrecks, then this movie will be right up your alley. Seriously, it had to cost some bucks to destroy all the cars alone, that this movie does. I wonder if it made it back at the box office? The action through most of it is decent even though some of the scenes are pretty cheesy, especially the pool scene at the end.

Danny Fisher (John Cena) and Hank Carver (Brian J. White) are police officers in New Orleans. While out in the field, a call comes that Miles Jackson's (Aidan Gillen), mastermind thief and one of the F.B.I.'s most wanted, is in the area, and Danny goes off on pursuit by foot to make the arrest. In the process, Erica Kessen (Taylor Cole), Miles girlfriend, is accidentally hit by a truck. As they take Miles away, he vows his revenge on Danny, who's now promoted to detective for the arrest.

One year later, Miles escapes from prison and comes looking for Danny. George Aiken (Steve Harris) and Ray Santiago (Gonzalo Menendez) are the F.B.I. agents, hot on his trail. But no one bothers to tell Danny that Miles is on the loose and tracking Danny down. Within a few hours, Danny's home is destroyed and his girlfriend Molly Porter (Ashley Scott), kidnapped. Now it's a race against time as Danny must complete a serious of 12 rounds of booby trapped mazes in order to save his girlfriend's life.

Mark Gordon Company, Fox Atomic, 20th Century Fox Distribution
Director: Renny Harlin
Writer: Daniel Kunka
Producers: Josh McLaughlin, Michael Lake, Mark Gordon
I viewed 7/09

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