Bloodshot is a superhero film based on a character from Valiant Comics. The main character was created by Kevin VanHook, Don Perlin, and Bob Layton. The film was written by Jeff Wadlow and Eric Heisserer with directing credit belonging to none other than David S.F. Wilson. The film stars include Vin Diesel, Eiza Gonzalez, and Guy Pearce.
So we have seen Diesel in this kind of role before. He plays a military special forces guy who ends up getting killed just after witnessing his wife’s execution. Guy Pearce plays the scientist who spearheaded his resurrection with the aid of nanotechnology. Diesel, who plays this Ray Garrison or Bloodshot, leaves the nest and goes on a rampage to find those responsible for his wife’s death, however this is really some dastardly manipulation of his memories. It’s gory, senseless, and kind of fun.
Lamorne Morris plays a likable super computer genius named Wilfred Wigans. He was pretty cool. This Eiza Gonzalez is phenomenally gorgeous as KT. She looks great in her fight scenes and pretty much whenever she is onscreen. She probably looks pretty good off screen too.
I struggled a little bit in the beginning of this due to some repetitive scenes that kind of sets up the rest of the movie. I did end up enjoying the second half quite a bit more when some of the answers start getting revealed to Bloodshot.
The action scenes are impressive as expected in a film of this sort. The fight scenes were implausibility fun, also as expected in a film of this sort. Diesel actually puts in a fairly compelling performance….for him anyway. There is nothing terrible about the performances that stood out, although it’s a comic book film so some grace is somewhat automatic here.
It’s not the greatest comic book film, but it’s a serviceable distraction from the chaos going on in the world at the moment. It’s amusingly forgettable.