A man who has lost his memory wakes up in a Mexican hospital. After learning that he has been targeted by a cartel, he strives to find out the truth as quickly as possible.
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Let’s put our cards on the table. The Bourne story (killer with memory loss) is one of my all-time faves. I actually read the “hardcover” when it first came out (if you are not familiar with that term, Google it!). The movie trilogy is top-ranked on my list of the greatest films of all time (see below). So, off the top, I really really WANTED to love this film. But, alas, Fate had other plans. As I have explained in my other reviews, one of the hallmarks of a low-budget indie is the gratuitous use of loud music to “fill in the awkward pauses” between the weak writing and bad acting. BLACKOUT has plenty of gratuitous loud music. Another giveaway is the use of recycled actors. Plenty of those here also. But what about the ACTION scenes, you ask? The good news is there are plenty of those too. And it looks like that is where most of the budget ended up. In fact, at the 35 minute mark, protagonist Duhamel escapes a killer using the signature judo move from the grand finale of REDBELT 2008 (also on my list of the best all-time films). “A” for effort. “B-” for result.
Codec: HEVC / H.265 (71.7 Mb/s)
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
German: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
English SDH, German.