Home Invasion full movie review - Keep the change ya filthy animal.......
When a wealthy woman and her stepson are targeted by a expert thieves in their remote mansion, her only form of help comes from a call with a security systems specialist, whom thirty years prior was a boy who may have been lost.
But as the intruders become increasingly hostile and the connection weakens, will she trust him to be her eyes and navigate her to avoid the criminals.....
I always thought home invasion films should be a lot of fun shouldn't they? Family goes on holiday, leaves a member and they scream when applying aftershaves and set booby traps.
Or they have Ethan Hawke in them with weird people with smiles and a sub context damning the American class.....
Well this is neither of those, it's just an atypical thriller along the lines of Trespass but without the subplot of having one of the criminals be a paranoid schizophrenic.
Instead you have the psychotic female who just wants to kill everyone and be done with it, you have the safecracker with the heart of gold, and then you have the against type Scott Adkins.
I think Adkins is brilliant in his suitable genre, kicking butt and harking back to those straight the video action movies that were released in the late eighties/early nineties, but here he's trying to pass as an intellectual mastermind because he wears a suit and speaks clear and concisely.........he doesn't convince.
So we are left with Jason Patric looking like he's had a particularly heavy night before, guiding Natasha Henstrige, looking like she's had a few particularly heavy meals around the house avoiding the criminals who spend the movie staying in the same room.
It's not particularly good, but it's not bothersome either. The cast, Akins aside play their respective parts well, and it throws in some funny clichés, such as a lightning bolt cutting out the power when they needed it the most.
Throw in the stupidest 'fool the criminal' ending, and you have another mundane thriller starring people who were a bit famous twenty years ago.