Brad Anderson’s “Blood” endeavors to be both a gruesome horror thriller and an exploration of situational ethics, challenging viewers to contemplate their actions in an impossible scenario. However, the film falls short of delivering true horror and lacks engagement as an ethical study. Michelle Monaghan’s portrayal of Jess, a nurse embroiled in a bitter divorce while dealing with a life-threatening situation involving her son, stands out amidst the film’s weaknesses. The film introduces the compelling theme of a parent going to extreme lengths for their child’s survival but fails to explore it cohesively, leaving Jess’s actions feeling inconsistent. Anderson, with a history of successful horror films, struggles with a convoluted plot that leads to a conclusion more likely to induce unintended laughter than fear. Despite Monaghan’s commendable effort and a few standout scenes, “Blood” ultimately falls short of delivering a satisfying cinematic experience. Visit my flixer for more!
Blood Vessel | December 8, 2023 (United States)
Director: Moses InwangWriter: Musa Jeffery David, Justin Dix, Jordan ProsserStars: Dibor Adaobi, David Ezekiel, Levi ChikereSummary: Brought together by chance, six people fleeing a town devastated by oil pollution stow away on a mysterious ship -not realizing the dangers that await.
Countries: NigeriaLanguages: Ibo