PEPPERMINT Blu-ray Review
Riley North awakens from a coma after surviving a brutal attack that killed her husband and daughter. When the system shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerrilla. Channeling frustration into motivation, the young widow spends years in hiding — honing her mind, body, and spirit to become an unstoppable force. Eluding the underworld, the police, and the FBI, Riley embarks on a deadly quest to deliver her own personal brand of punishment.
Directed By: Pierre Morel
Written By: Chad St. John
Starring: Jennifer Garner (Riley North), John Gallagher Jr. (Detective Stan Carmichael), John Ortiz (Detective Moises Beltram), Juan Pablo Raba (Diego Garcia), Annie ILonzeh (FBI Agent Lisa Inman), Jeff Hephner (Chris North), Cailey Fleming (Carly North), and more.
Genre: Action, Drama, & Thriller
Runtime: 1 hour 42 minutes
- English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
- Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
- Resolution: 1080p
- Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
- Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
- English SDH & Spanish
- Feature Commentary by Director Pierre Morel
I give the Peppermint Blu-ray a B.
Peppermint follows Riley North, a wife and mother who lost her Daugther and Husband to a drive-by shooting. When the Justice System lets Riley down, She decides to take it into her own hands.
There were many things I like about this film. Who wouldn’t like Jennifer Garner in a role where she’s kicking some major butt? Her character, Riley North is a vigilante. I would say she is similar to Batman or The Green Arrow as she actually lowered the crime rate in Skid Row. She made Skid Row a safe place. I don’t think anyone could blame her for going after the men who killed her Daugther and Husband (mind you, it happened on her Daugther’s Birthday). When the Justice system failed her. She had no choice but to take it into her own hands. I liked the lead Detective Moises Beltram (John Ortiz). He was somewhat a by the book Detective but also knew what not to mess with. At the end the film he gains my respect by something he did. I don’t want to give it away, so you have to see it for yourself. I also liked how it was filmed in Los Angeles. I always try to figure out where in LA they filmed the scenes. Its cool to see a city that you’ve driven in on the big screen. The only thing I didn’t like about the film was the Drug Dealer, Diego Garcia (Juan Pablo Raba). To me, he didn’t have that ruthless quality and I didn’t feel threatened by him. He didn’t put this facade out that he was a person you shouldn’t be messing with. Maybe you’ll like the character and see something amazing about him (Garcia) when you see the film.
Catch Peppermint out on Blu-ray, DVD, & Digital December 11th!