APEX (Blu-ray Review)
FROM RLJE FILMS
Review by Tiger the Terrible😼
Tonight’s Bruce Willis Movie-of-the-Week is Apex, another budget conscious riff on “The Most Dangerous Game.” This one is just as laughably bad as the other six movies Willis knocked-out in 2021, but believe it or not, a few of those laughs appear to be intentional.
In the near future, Apex is a high-tech corporation that gives rich people the opportunity to hunt humans on a remote island. They recruit prison inmates as prey, offering freedom if they survive the hunt. Enter Thomas Malone (Willis), a disgraced ex-cop now doing life in prison. To one group of severely overconfident hunters - led by glowering trillionaire Samuel Rainsford (Neil McDonough) - he just looks like a tired old man. But of course, they underestimate their prey.
Willis spends a majority of his screen time hobbling through the woods, leaning against trees in exhaustion and occasionally eavesdropping on the hunters’ bickering. And in one hilariously prolonged scene, we watch Malone enjoy a breakfast of hallucinogenic berries. We rarely actually see Willis interacting with the rest of the cast, prompting one to suspect all his scenes were shot separately (maybe on a weekend between shooting Survive the Game and Deadlock).
|"Is that poison oak?"|