In Brad Anderson’s “Blood,” the film endeavors to be both a grisly horror thriller and an exploration of situational ethics, challenging viewers to consider their responses to an impossible scenario. Unfortunately, it falls short as both a gripping horror experience and an engaging ethical study. Michelle Monaghan’s central performance as Jess, a nurse embroiled in a bitter divorce while facing a life-threatening situation involving her son, stands out amidst the film’s weaknesses. The central theme of a parent’s extreme measures for their child’s survival is introduced but lacks coherence, making Jess’s actions feel inconsistent. Anderson, known for his success in horror, grapples with a convoluted plot that concludes with unintended laughter rather than fear. Despite Monaghan’s dedicated acting and a few standout scenes, “Blood” fails to live up to its potential and leaves viewers wanting more from its intriguing premise. Visit movies joy 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