Out now are a couple of action movies to talk about. First we have The Sin Seer. Isaiah Washington stars as a recently released prisoner hired to be security for a woman who has supernatural type powers and uses them to solve mysteries. There’s a missing husband that a client is trying to find. There’s backstory on how long the woman has had her powers for. There’s some mediocre action and fighting. There is nothing good about the film. It’s not unwatchable, but it doesn’t get beyond generic. Most episodes of Supernatural are more exciting (and look better). It’s not a big budget film and it suffers from that. Maybe more money and a better cast might have made this more than just straight-to-video viewing.
Speaking of generic, next we have Fight to the Finish. A young MMA fighter is trying to make his way up while his mother disapproves and he gets involved with a new neighbor and her ex. This is a by-the-numbers, know-exactly-where-it’s-going film and it did nothing for me. With a name like Chavo Guerrero Jr. on the box you would think the fighting/action would at least be decent, but it’s not. It’s overly choreographed and look staged. There’s a fight in the hallway when he first meets his neighbor that was just laughable. You know who he’ll have to fight and all that and I just didn’t care about any of it at any point. It makes Fighting look like an Oscar winner.
Last we have Badge of Honor. It’s another pretty standard film, but the cast is good. Martin Sheen, Mena Suvari, Jesse Bradford, Haylie Duff and Lochlyn Munro star in it and that helps. The film is about a cop who accidentally shoots a young boy during a drug bust and covers it up because of his partner’s interference. Of course internal affairs gets involved because he doesn’t seem like a clean kill and it’s nothing we haven’t seen before. That being said, the actors are fine and make it at least watchable. You know all of it will come to a head, but you watch to see who survives it all. Hands down the best of the three films.