I love Gina Carano in Steven Soderbergh's Haywire.
A former mixed martial arts fighter, this tough cookie is a very credible action star.
Unfortunately, In The Blood is kind of a muddle.
Carano stars as Ava, a young bride whose hubby Derek (Cam Gigandet) is kidnapped while they are holidaying in the Caribbean.
The local police are no help at all, so she goes on a one-woman mission to find him. It is kind of like Taken, if Liam Neeson has boobs.
The main problem with the film is probably the stupidity of the characters.
Everyone is constantly engaged in idiotic, dangerous, self-defeating behaviour, and this makes Jason Statham movies seem super smart in comparison.
This article was first published on May 28, 2014.
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