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Hijacked (Blu-ray + DVD)
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I'm not sure that the plot really matters with "Hijacked." It's really just a red herring that has little to do with how the movie unfolds. A spiffy introduction speaks about an international organization called The Tribe, but it's all so over-the-top as to not have much impact. Next we meet Couture in a cursory mission, a job gone bad. But before he has time to breathe, he joins his ex-fiancee on this luxury flight as she has just been hired by a wealthy (but suspicious) Vinnie Jones. I love Jones, I must admit, but he has little to do here.Read more ›
Randy Couture has decided to follow in the footsteps of fellow wrestlers John Cena and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and have a second career - acting to fall back on.
The retired American mixed martial artist, collegiate and Greco-Roman wrestler does a decent job in the direct to DVD release, Hijacked. This wasn't his first film, he also had parts in Redbelt, The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior and The Expendables.
In Hijacked, Paul Ross (Randy Couture) is a U.S. government agent working to bring down The Tribe (a global terrorist syndicate).
The Tribe's next target is billionaire industrialist, Bruce Lieb, who is aboard his own private jet headed to his next power meeting. Also aboard the plane are Paul's ex-girlfriend, who is in public relations and members of The Tribe.
The movie dragged a little at the start, before getting to the hijacking. But once it got started it was as entertaining as The Rock's Walking Tall or Cena's The Marine.
Hey, this is a low budget action film but it's watchable. There are lots of fights, a bomb, not enough parachutes and all the standard fare.
Even though Randy is not the lead character, as in Hijacked, he's pumped about the follow-up to The Expendables, and working with Sylvester Stallone again.
"It was remarkable; I had no idea how Sly was still standing after all of that, but I found him to be very refreshing. He wasn't caught up with the words on the page; things changed on the fly -- he rewrote stuff right there on the set a lot of the time, changing around the lines for characters to make it fit better, feel better, and he was very, very in tune with helping the actors get across what he wanted to get across," Randy said.
CIA agent Paul Ross (Randy Couture) due to cutbacks, does some freelance work and warns Bruce Lieb. When he discovers his ex-fiancee (Tiffany Dupont) is on board the plane, Paul boards it. At this point it becomes good guys vs. bad guys in a straight forward Seagal type film. During the conflict there are things which appeal to be bad plot continuity points. However unlike a Seagall film these were actually clues for the final twist explained at the end. The film, which was cliche, now becomes clever and leads into a squeal.
The plane effect looked fake, either CG generated or a model on a string. How I long for the days of stock footage. Randy is a dull actor in the Statham/Seagall mode. The film needed some humor relief as the dialouge was a bit dry. You really didn't know the film was clever until the end as it lulled you into a sense that this is a poorly written action film. This could have been an enjoyable movie with some tweaking. If you like the Seagal type film, this one can be no worse.
PARENTAL GUIDE: F-bomb, mile high sex, nudity (Marla Malcolm).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a good movie to it had a lot of action in it also I love movies like thisPublished 16 months ago by daffy
Good storyline and plenty of action. This movie is about a rich guy from England who's been targeted by a terrorist group in Europe. Read morePublished on June 29, 2014 by Valerie Beiersdorfer
Nothing even remotely interesting about this movie.
Even MMA star Randy Couture gets his butt kicked around by this totally lame bad guy. Read more
Sometimes you come across movies and you wander are they any good. This movie turned out to pretty good. Read morePublished on December 21, 2013 by Dani
Too bad the Blu-ray / DVD Combo did not include a digital copy or Ultra Violet Digital Copy authorization code!Published on August 16, 2013 by Tompilot
Terrible acting job and discombobulated story and plot. Poor CGI and graphics. Couture should go back to the MMA because acting is what he sucks at.Published on August 11, 2013 by Victors Valiant
Speedy service, excellent condition of product. The movie itself has a real plot and was very enjoyaable. It was a good choice.Published on May 6, 2013 by SHARON BONDI