Vigilante Diaries (Movie Review)

Vigilante Diaries (Movie Review)

Writer and Director Christian Sesma (Shoot the Hero 2010, Lost Time 2014) pays homage to ’90s superheroes in new Action film Vigilante Diaries. Released in theaters and iTunes on June 24th, 2016, the moviemaker adds a touch of Comedy to this action-packed film starring Paul Sloan (The Scorpion King 2002, Stiletto 2008), who also assisted in the writing. In addition, the film stars Jason Mewes (Clerks 1994, Mallrats 1995) as Michael, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson (The Midnight Meat Train 2008, The A-Team 2010) as Wolfman, Kevin Walker (The Young and the Restless 2012, Love Triangle 2013) as The Kid, Michael Jay White (Spawn 1997, The Dark Knight 2008) as Barrington, Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs 1992, Kill Bill: Vol. 1 2003) as Moreau, Jessica Uberuaga (Gutshot Straight 2014, Star Trek: Renegades 2015) as Red, Jacqueline Lord (Mercenary For Justice 2006, The Night Crew 2015) as Jade, Danny Trejo (From Dusk Till Dawn 1996, Machete 2010) as Crazy Joe, and Arman Nshanian (Palco & Hirsch 2001, Armenia, My Love… 2016) as Andreas.

Still from Vigilante Diaries
Still from Vigilante Diaries

The story revolves around The Vigilante and how he was trapped by one of his many enemies. His team composed of Michael, Wolfman, The Kid, Jade, and Co. are all looking for him so they embark in a journey to rescue him before time runs out. The problem is that The Vigilante has more than one enemy and as soon as he gets rescued other threats come to light. Barrington and Moreau are looking for him and are desperate to find him to end his life. Meanwhile, The Vigilante is also being targeted by Andreas to avenge his brother who was killed by the hands of The Vigilante.

Still from Vigilante Diaries
Still from Vigilante Diaries

Flashbacks are very common in this film as they tell the story behind a group of people becoming heroes. When The Vigilante finds out that more than his past is at stake, he will do anything he can to protect the ones he love; even at the risk of never seeing them again. Some heroes and villains may be working for the wrong side of the law, but one thing is for sure, no one is safe in this game of life and death.

Still from Vigilante Diaries
Still from Vigilante Diaries

The problem with most Action films is that sometimes they focus more on putting as much fight scenes as they can possible and forget about thinking creatively about the plot. With that in mind, The Vigilante Diaries misses some key points when it comes to clearing the audience’s mind because the more the story unfolds, the more complicated it gets. Creativity can sometimes be at stake, but Sesma did not have a problem with that one bit in the making of this fun film though. All in all, The Vigilante Diaries had its pros and cons, but it is definitely recommended for Action movie lovers. CrypticRock gives The Vigilante Diaries 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment

Purchase Vigilante Diaries: Amazon | iTunes

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G. A. Benitez
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G. A. is an avid fan of writing. Having graduated with a Psychology Degree and having finished his first novel, he spends his days writing and reviewing Horror movies and TV Shows. He also considers himself to be a mega fan of Pop artists and his current obsession is Ariana Grande. In his spare time, he likes playing video games when he is not working full-time or reading the newest books.

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