Monday, December 2, 2013

Killing Season (2013): Review

     I found this movie on +Netflix over Thanksgiving and I thought it was a pretty well made movie.  Although the film doesn't seem to have the best reviews and has an average rating of 3.2 on Rotten Tomatoes I still found it to be a good movie on a day I was digesting my turkey dinners (yes, I had more than one).

Two old guys with an old grudge.
Killing Season is the first movie that Robert De Niro and John Travolta have been in together and they both play veterans of a past war that have crossed swords while serving on opposing sides.  The war is over but Travolta's character, Emil Kovac is holding a grudge against De Niro's character Benjamin Ford who is retired military and has been scarred by what he has seen in the same war.  Kovac was left for dead by Ford during a raid on a prison camp in Bosnia and travolta has been spending about 18-20 years tracking Ford in order to exact his revenge.  Ford lead a reclusive life in the woods due to his eperiences and not being able to let go of the past.  Two old soldiers that can't let go of the past eventually meet up for the final show down in the film.

It may not have lead up to what most people are accustomed to in these types of films but it is still worth watching.  If you are a fan of The Edge or The Hunted you might be interested in seeing this film as it has similar elements and the Man VS Man, Man VS Nature plot line that seem to draw me in when the weather gets cold.  This is what I would call a "solid rental" at best.