Published August 29, 2021
- Title Vanquish
- Director George Gallo
- Year 2021
- Run time 1hr 36m
- Genres Crime, Action, Thriller
- Tagline She's got one night to save her life
A retired, crooked police commissioner - Damon Hickley - blackmails his caretaker - Victoria - by kidnapping her daughter and forces her into helping him double-cross his former team of dirty cops. Victoria is forced to fight her way through a sea of drug dealers and underworld thugs in the course of one night in a bid to save her daughter from the only man she ever trusted. As the night goes on, she is confronted by her past as a Russian drug courier and must use guns, guts and a motorcycle to take out a series of violent gangsters or she may never see her child again.
|4:12||This is a really long intro for a modern movie.|
Okay, I’ll put my hands up and admit that we couldn’t even get to the twenty minute rule with this movie. There were seven minutes of credits. SEVEN. It’s only a short film as it is, and 7% of it was taken up with opening credits. If you’re doing long credits, they need to serve a purpose: being entertaining, filling in back story, or just dazzling with creativity. This was I think supposed to be a bit of backstory but it felt like an endlessly boring Powerpoint presentation.
I do feel a little bad because the twenty minute rule is there for a reason, but the reviews for this movie suggest we didn’t miss anything by not getting past the title card.