“Gridlocked” follows Dominic Purcell after he is medically suspended from NYPD SWAT. While having to work a bodyguard detail for a celebrity, Stephen Lang and his band of mercenaries decide to get nefarious. What we get is a brutal throwdown with so many B-Listers that Rene will watch this from the bottom of a bottle of Lubriderm. It must just be me, but Trish Stratus is starting to look like Gal Godot will in 20 years. She’s not bad looking, it’s just a weird thing I noticed during her scenes. Danny Glover is in this flick for a reason that yet to strike me.
While I acknowledge that I’m not the target audience for these films, I appreciate their consistency. Directing action is an art form that it seems like younger generations have forgotten. Too many try to evoke the 1980s without getting what made them work. The heart, the sense of pace and the character work is alive in “Gridlocked” and that’s what raises it above the typical fare.
- Deleted Scenes
- Blooper Reel
- 2.39:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 6/14/16
- Video - 91%91%
- Audio - 93%93%
- Supplemental Material - 88%88%
The Plot Thus Far
Former NYPD SWAT leader David Hendrix (Dominic Purcell) has failed to receive medical clearance after taking a bullet on the job. As if things couldn’t get any worse, he’s forced to babysit Brody Walker (Cody Hackman), a hard partying celebrity that’s been sent on a mandatory ride-along as part of his probation. But all of that changes when a police training facility comes under attack by a team of ruthless mercenaries led by the mysterious Korver (Stephen Lang). Now Hendrix and Walker must band together with the remaining survivors to fight back and stay alive.