28 June 2020 | swowen-84128
Mary J. Blige has real acting talent
This movie is a Mystery Thriller with a git of gore, it is set as a Horror too, but i would not class it in that category.
The movie is about the Louisiana Police Department, as most police officers today, the use and recorded evidence of their "body cam" can be vital in cases. Renee Lomito-Smith (played by Mary J. Blige), has just come back to the force after an incident that got her suspended, where she lost her temper with a civilian. At the time, she was going through the stress and trauma of losing her son, he had tragically died in a drowning incident. The body cam that she was wearing, was the defining factor in the incident. As she is returning to work, a strange incident occurred, a routine traffic stop, becomes something very different and mysterious. Renee has been given rookie cop Danny Holledge (played by Nat Wolff), as her partner and as they are driving around, they come across the car of the colleagues that had been involved in the traffic stop. The car is in a dark area,with dim and broken lighting, and as they approach the vehicle with caution, they soon realise, the their colleagues are nowhere to be seen. When they get to the car, they see that there is damage and blood on the vehicle, as Danny scouts the area, Renee gets into the car to see if she can see what had happened on the dash cam. The computer within the car is glitchy and with a few taps, Renee sees what was on the cam. You see the stop, you see the person get out of the van, and then the unexplainable happens. I have left it there, as i do not want to give any spoilers away at all.
I thought the movie was OK, it did have some jumpy moments, but i do think that in this case, if they were trying to go down the horror route, that could have been made much more intense. I did like the twists and turns in the movie, but you get these with all mystery thrillers, but some of the acting in this was not quite there, Mary J. Blige, i thought was fantastic and i would really like to see her in a movie that could extract all of that acting talent that we get a small glimpse of here. The story-line was OK but not the best adaptation that it had the potential to be, as we only got a small piece of backstory for Renee. When/If you watch this movie, you will see exactly what i mean.