Blu-ray Review: 'Hijacked'
What do you do when a crew of madmen holds a plane full of unsuspecting folks hostage – why call in Randy Couture of course! We’re checking out the new to Blu-ray title "Hijacked," out now from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment.
Cast: Randy Couture, Dominic Purcell, Vinnie Jones
Director: Brandon Nutt
Runtime: 90 minutes
Release Company: Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
The Flick: Using typical action devices, "Hijacked" has the kind of action flick fluff I grew up with. Back in the days of "I Come In Peace," "The Perfect Weapon" and "Passenger 57" the market was rampant with chessy B-movies that simply got made because of a semi-recognizable name above the title. This time around it’s Expendables co-star Randy Couture and the results ain’t pretty. A mix of "Under Siege," "Delta Force" and "Executive Decision" but without the talent or style, "Hijacked" is the kind of B-movie that makes other B-movies look A-list. And what the hell are Dominic Purcell and Vinnie Jones doing in this flying turd – oh yeah, stinking things up! (Please lose that gamey Burt Reynolds moustache Dominic – it’s not becoming!) I don't know which is worse, the horrible acting via thespian Couture or the non-existent chemistry between him and eye candy gal Tiffany Dupont. Take heed action fans - the fun film flight has been cancelled here...and it’s a good thing.
Best Hidden Gem: The only shining star in this fromage fest (and the only reason this one got any marks!) is "Jeepers Creepers" femme fatale Gina Philps who plays a tasty role here – love the accent! (She deserves better!)
Worth the Moola: This flick is like a real flight these days – overpriced, goes on way too long and the entertainment factor is seriously lagging. Even those calming salted nuts couldn’t make this one bearable.