The Mercenary – Review

A Jesse V. Johnson film

Maxx is a legionnaire turned mercenary. When a mission in South America goes wrong Maxx is left for dead, but he is nursed back to health andreborn with a new outlook on life. He tries to live tranquilly within the confines of his new beliefs surrounded by his new friends at a church. But his peaceful days are short-lived when mercenaries he used to work with cross his path again and he is forced to revisit and face his own demons. His brutal past, war and violence have come looking for him again. His path to redemption is interrupted and Maxx becomes an avenging warrior using the skills that were his trade.

First up Jesse ain't holding back on the blood, the blood splatters like an ocean of red in this feature and why not it adds to this revenge action film and I enjoyed it.

Dominique is getting a mini career revival under Jessie not having been on our screens for almost ten years and the role suits him well with a touch of the man with no name thrown in. Dominique himself an Ex-French Foreign Legion Special Forces soldier and his combat techniques, especially with a knife, are plain to see on screen. This is by far my favourite Dominique role as it fits him and the storytelling perfectly and this is seen onscreen.

Mentions also goto Louis Mandylor as the big bad boss, as always giving a fine and fun performance that compliments and supports Dominique's role as Maxx. Also shout out to Sean Murray for the score that music was a master stroke and a dare anyone not to be whistling the theme long after the credits roll.

At one point in the film one of the henchman says "Now that was very anti-climactic, wasn't it' The Mercenary is far from that and will keep you entertained right up to the blood splattering, ass kicking finale. Id be keen to see some more adventures of Maxx Legion as long as Dominique brings the action and Jessie paints the screen red.

3 / 5 stars     

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