War On Everyone
Release Date: April 12, 2017
Released By: Lionsgate Films
Cast: Michael Peña, Alexander Skarsgard
Run Time: 98 Minutes
“Terry (Alexander Skarsgård) and Bob (Michael Peña) are two crooked cops who frame and blackmail criminals all over town. Looking for the ultimate pay-off, they try to extort a strip-club manager (Caleb Landry Jones) and his eccentric, junkie boss (Theo James), but get more than they bargained for when their hair-brained scheme uncovers a bigger, darker secret. ”
‘War On Everyone’ is a Comedy Movie that tells the story of Terry (Alexander Skarsgard) and Bob (Michael Pena). Terry and Bob are 2 crooked Cops who enjoy blackmailing, taking advantage of, and stealing from criminals. During one of their “get money fast” schemes, they find themselves caught in the middle of a problem that’s much bigger, and much more dangerous than what they’re used to. For the first time, the two must figure out a way to put aside their own wants and needs, and help out others that they care about. At the beginning of this movie, I wasn’t too sure how I felt about it. It starts off pretty abruptly, and throws you right into the middle of their world. For this reason, I couldn’t tell if I liked the characters or if I hated them. As the story goes on, I really started to enjoy the bond that they shared, and the comedy and bickering that went on between them. Both Michael Pena and Alexander Skarsgard did a great job with their roles because I wound up caring for both of them despite whatever wrongs they were doing. They weren’t the only ones though, the supporting cast really added a lot to the film as well. Although entertaining, the movie isn’t perfect. The main conflict and change of events wound up feeling a bit lackluster in my opinion. I understood the reasoning for what was going on but I just didn’t feel like it wrapped up the film all that well. Another issue that I had with the film was some of the editing. Between some scenes, they often used the “swipe left” or “swipe right” transitions, and it just didn’t seem to fit the movie. It wasn’t that big of a deal but it was something that felt somewhat cheap and out of place to me. Overall, ‘War On Everyone’ is an entertaining movie. It isn’t the perfect comedy but I did find myself laughing and having a good time. If you’re the type of person who enjoys sitting back, having a few laughs, and watching a fun popcorn flick, I’d definitely recommend this movie to you.
Picture & Audio Quality:
The Picture Quality on this Bluray was fine. There weren’t all that many scenes that gave it time to shine and show it’s true potential but you still get a crisp picture. The Audio Quality stood out a bit more during the action sequences. The gunshots, explosions, and car screeches all sounded life like, and felt like they were coming from all angles. The score helped bring it all together as well.
Even though we only get one Special Feature on this Bluray set, it’s definitely a good one. “Everyone Sounds Off: The Quirky Cast Of War On Everyone” Featurette introduces you to the cast and their take on their characters, the roles they play, and the overall story. You get to see how things were behind the scenes, and how much fun they all had while making the movie.
“Everyone Sounds Off: The Quirky Cast of War on Everyone” Featurette
7 Out Of 10 Stars