Braven

His managers are wisely making sure to get him out there as much as possible prior to December’s release of “Aquaman.” Braven is one where, even though I kept shaking my head at overused tropes, I got into because of the lead star Jason Momoa. Probably my favorite thing after him is the cinematography. From the ocean waves to the snow capped mountains, this film is unbelievable looking. It’s the writing I wasn’t wholeheartedly behind. These loggers are serious. They joke around some but at the end of the day, Momoa’s character sets the standard for all work and very very little play.

Braven (2018)
R | 1h 34min | Action , Drama | 2 February 2018 (USA)
A logger defends his family from a group of dangerous drug runners.
Director: Lin Oeding
Writers: Thomas Pa’a Sibbett (screenplay by), Michael Nilon (story by) | 1 more credit »
Stars: Jason Momoa, Garret Dillahunt, Jill Wagner

Our director is Lin Oeding was born on August 9, 1977 in Sacramento, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Equalizer (2014), Straight Outta Compton (2015) and Inception (2010). I’ve seen 2 out of 3. This guy is the big time. He is unsuccessful here in coaching actor inevitability.

I’m not a huge fan of watching people fake dementia. Probably because I have seen it in deceased relatives and it is not something you can fake. Apparently the family in which he is the perfect dad and husband isn’t enough chracter development. He has to be the martyr son taking care of his Alzheimer’s dad who wanders into the local bar and beats the crap out of people. Then, he is set against the drug runners. This movie was good but not great, and greater than most that’s out there that hasn’t gotten enormous praise. Something’s missing. 6/10.

Author: Damien Riley

I post film reviews both written & audio. I'm a writer & podcaster, BA/MA English from Cal State Fullerton. Based in: Victorville, CA, USA My film review site is rileyonfilm.com

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