THE HURRICANE HEIST Blu-ray Review
The rural town of New Hope, Alabama, has a pair of super-sized problems heading its way: There’s a hurricane bearing down on the Gulf coastline, and there’s a team of 30 well-armed mercenaries intent on looting the local treasury facility.
Directed By: Rob Cohen
Written By: Scott Windhauser, Jeff Dixon, Anthony Fingleton, & Carlos Davis
Starring: Toby Kebbell (Will), Maggie Grace (Casey), Ryan Kwanten (Breeze), Ralph Ineson (Perkins), Melissa Bolona (Sasha), Ben Cross (Dixon), Jamie Andrew Cutler (Rice), Christian Contreras (Moreno), Jimmy Walker (Xander), Ed Birch (Frears), Moyo Akandé (Jaqi), James Barriscale (Deputy Michaels), and more.
Genre: Action, Crime, & Thriller
Runtime: Approx. 100 minutes
- English: Dolby Atmos
- English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
- Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
- Resolution: 1080p
- Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
- Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
- Subtitles: English SDH & Spanish
- Audio Commentary with Director Rob Cohen
- The Eye of the Storm
- Hollywood Heist: A Conversation with Rob Cohen
- VFX Reel
- Deleted Scenes
I give The Hurricane Heist Blu-ray a C.
This film had action and adventure but there was something missing. Maybe some excitement? Was the storyline lacking? Could I relate to the characters? No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t get into this film. But don’t let my review discourage you from seeing this film, you may see something that I didn’t and totally enjoy it.
Though I couldn’t get into this film, there were a few things I did like about it. I liked the opening scene. *Spoiler Warning* This film opens up with a Dad and his two sons trying to outrun a hurricane. They get stuck in a field and the dad takes his two sons to a nearby house thinking it would be safe but the hurricane begins to engulf it. Watching this powerful hurricane lifting this house from its foundation was crazy. To think that a natural disaster could be powerful enough to lift a house is mindblowing. Not to mention, super scary at the same time! I felt the main villain in this movie was not the bad guys trying to rob a U.S. Mint facility but the hurricane itself in many ways.
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