Directed by: Brandon Nutt
Starring: Craig Fairbrass, Randy Couture, Vinnie Jones, Dominic Purcell, Holt McCallany
MPAA Rating: R
Distributed by: Anchor Bay
Release Date: July 31, 2012
Running Time: 90 minutes
Film: 3 out of 5 stars
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Randy Couture is one bad-ass in the octagon…but I am still 100% convinced that he is an action hero star. He was decent in the film “The Expendables”. He does kicks some decent ass in “Hijacked” but he doesn’t pound the wait of fellow co-stars. One major problem I had with this film was that the killed the film’s best attribute, Vinnie Jones in the opening scene, ala killing off Steve Seagal in the opening of “Executive Decision”, another plane hijacking movie. The action is a little tame but overall the story is well-planned and entertains throughout…for the most part.
The film follows a rogue Special Agent (Randy Couture) who while tracking a crime lord, he board a private jet that is targeted by hijackers working for the same goal. When Ross finds out that his finance is also on-board this plane, he risks it all to save the love of his life and the passengers on this plane which is set for destruction.
The film also has a notable supporting cast of Dominic Purcell (“Prison Break”), who is sporting one hell of a stash and doesn’t get enough screen time. Also the gorgeous Tiffany Dupont (“Greek”) delivers the pretty. This release comes as a Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo, which is always a bonus for me. Though unfortunately there are ZERO special features, zlitch.