Brad Anderson’s “Blood” aspires to be both a gruesome horror thriller and an examination of situational ethics, prompting viewers to consider their own responses to an impossible scenario. However, it struggles to evoke genuine horror and lacks engagement as an ethical exploration. Michelle Monaghan’s portrayal of Jess, a nurse navigating a bitter divorce while dealing with a life-threatening situation involving her son, elevates the film despite its shortcomings. The central theme of a parent’s extreme measures for their child’s survival is introduced but falls flat due to inconsistent character choices. Anderson, known for successful forays into horror, grapples with convoluted plot developments that lead to a conclusion more likely to induce laughter than fear. Despite Monaghan’s dedicated performance and a few notable scenes, “Blood” fails to fulfill its potential and leaves viewers wanting more from its promising premise. 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