Braven

Braven

DVD - 2018
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MPAA rating: R; for violence and for language throughout including some sexual references.
When Joe and his father arrive at their remote hunting cabin, they're hoping for a quiet weekend. What they find is a stash of heroin, hidden in the cabin by drug traffickers. When the criminals suddenly descend upon the cabin, Joe and his father must make a kill-or-be-killed stand for survival.
Publisher: [Santa Monica, California] : Lionsgate, [2018]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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mr_chocolate
Sep 22, 2018

I too viewed this with low expectations, however felt it was pretty good story and some decent acting, although some very typical shallow character "bad" drug dealers.
Watching Jason Momoa (Conan the Barbarian: 2011; Justice League; 2017), with some more acting range, was nice to see, as was for Stephen Lang (Avatar: 2009; Don't Breathe: 2016) - although maybe all not that much range.
Special features had 10 minutes of interviews with the actors and talked about filming in cold Newfoundland.

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Cotugirl
Aug 18, 2018

I enjoyed it despite low expectations.

VaughanPLSarah Aug 15, 2018

It's fun. It's typical Hollywood family man vs some bad dudes with automatic weapons shlock. Fire, bullets, snow, threatening the lives of family members etc etc. But it has a secret weapon.

The Bearded Wonder Bro himself, Jason Momoa! (happy sigh)

Honestly this man could film himself knitting a sweater for three hours and I would happily binge watch it. So you know I am going to be a little biased about what comes next. That being said, I can promise you exactly eight things.

In this movie, Jason Momoa will...

- Get Wet
- Climb a cliff
- Take off his shirt
- Bleed
- Be a goof in the most endearing way imaginable
- Wield a flaming tomahawk (because why not)
- Be very cold by subjecting himself to below freezing temperatures to get that perfect shot (you'll know it when you see it)
- Scowl thunderously at something behind the camera operator
- Look fantastic while doing all of the above despite the fact that his character should have died from hypothermia half-way through the film.

The only thing missing from this film is a incredibly large bear or wolf showing up at some point to snarl at the camera. Alas, this isn't Game of Thrones. But hey, it's a fun night on the couch with a bowl of popcorn so hit that play button and enjoy.

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LauraSteinert
Jul 13, 2018

Twice there were "Hollywood" fires--you know a truck that burns without damaging anything near by or exploding, and one where a very old wooden cabin is filled with flames but never actually burns or fills with smoke. Little girl is a hero, and bad guys with automatic weapons die at an alarming rate when faced with a bolt action rifle and some homemade weapons, father-son angst. However, there were good roles for Jason Moamo , Steven Lang and Zahn McClarnon so the thinness of the plot and the bad special effects worth watching them. this is not an intense thriller, but it is a fun popcorn movie.

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