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Bad Ass (2012)

(R) 90 mins

Plot Summary: A Vietnam veteran who becomes a local hero after saving a man from attackers on a city bus decides to take action when his best friend is murdered and the police show little interest in solving the crime.

Director: Craig Moss

Writers: Craig MossElliot Tishman

Stars: Danny TrejoCharles S. Dutton and Ron Perlman

Serious Jest:  (Worth Watching)  This is a straightforward OG-shows-these-young-bucks-what’s-up flick, but it’s pretty entertaining.  Although some of the events are cheesy and/or ridiculous, they seem to be deliberate camp.  Trejo is extremely likeable, and this is one of those times that you can actually root for his character instead of just admire how thorough he is.  In contrast to the rest of the dialogue, which is so corny it’s actually funny (again, I suspect it’s purposefully campy), the insults hurled between Trejo and John Duffy are conventionally witty and hilarious.  This is a good movie to throw in during a hurricane party–assuming your power’s not out–like I did during Sandy.


About Serious Jest

Film & TV Reviewer by Choice, Attorney at Law, Marine to the Corps (excuse the pun), Nupe Under Pressure, and MC by Nature

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