Judge David Johnson's blood is wicked. Wicked pissah, that is.
The ultimate endgame.
For the young and spunky Hannah (Abigail Breslin, Zombieland), life is kind of crappy. She lives in a jerkwater town in the deep South, wiling away her time with her loser uncle. Her older sister (Alexa Vega, Spy Kids) is a bit more adventurous as reflected in her choice of men, particularly the bad-ass enigmatic biker named Bill (James Purefoy, Rome).
Hannah's iffy life is about to explode when Bill runs afoul of her "Uncle Frank" (Sean Bean, Cleanskin), the local crime-lord and soon she finds herself caught in the middle of the violence—and sometimes the wielder of said violence.
Wicked Blood has a few things going for it, but it succumbs to the millstone of mediocrity and, ultimately, oblivion. But since I'm in a relatively jovial mood, having just consumed some tasty homemade chicken and dumplings whipped up by my better half, I'll lead with the good:
It's got atmosphere
Sean Bean to whip out his Southern accent
Um, there's an explosion
That's about all I can muster. The cast is solid, but the story is mediocre and the pacing is lethargic. Breslin is the de facto star here, but her character is uninteresting. She's a smarmy young person who then goes on some odd outbursts of brutal violence that don't fit her characterization. Which, as previously noted, is uninteresting to begin with, so whatever.
E1's Wicked Blood (Blu-ray) looks and sounds good, sporting a crisp 1.85:1/1080p transfer and a DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio mix that doesn't have to do a whole lot. One extra: a series of interviews with Breslin, Bean, Purefoy, and Alexa Vega.
Guilty of wasting a cool title like "Wicked Blood."
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