Adverse: Directed by Brian A. Metcalf. With Thomas Ian Nicholas, Mickey Rourke, Penelope Ann Miller, Lou Diamond Phillips. A rideshare driver discovers that his sister is in debt to a dangerous crime syndicate.
“Iu0026#39;ll be honest. The first 20 minutes of this film really struggled to get off the ground. Some of the dialogue really stuck out as forced or over the top. I found myself not believing some of the characters and maybe felt the development and backstory wasnu0026#39;t fully hashed out. Over the top just for the sake of being over the top. I found that as the movie progressed, however, the flow changed. As the action ramped up, so did the believability. I love myself some crime/action/drama type films and this provided all of that for me by the end. Thomas Nicholas really stood out to me, as this seemed to be a full 180 from what Iu0026#39;m familiar with of his work. I always love to see actors broaden the horizon and take on different roles, so that was refreshing for me. Mickey Rourke was great as he is in most projects and really brought the film some dimension. I honestly loved Matt Ryanu0026#39;s character throughout the whole piece and really didnu0026#39;t know too much about him before hand. This will lead me down his imdb page tonight.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe younger actors that I was not too familiar with all seemed to be a bit forced and left me wanting more, but i expect that from indie films, and almost find it charming usually. Though this fell just short of that mark for me. I really felt that the stars and known actors really carried most of the scenes, which makes them seem unauthentic when one has to push harder than the others.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe film overall gave me a feeling of suspense throughout and did keep me wanting more until the very end. If you enjoy a fast paced, action packed revenge story, fight through the slow start, and ride the wave to the finish.”