Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Aggression Scale (2012)

Bill and his family think they have received a fresh start when they move out of the city, but Bill's past is about to catch up to him when his former employer is released from prison and has a group of men sent out to look for his stolen cash. What the men don't realize is that Bill's son is fresh out of a mental care facility, himself, for his tendency towards extreme violence whenever he is pushed over the edge! While the general premise offers nothing new in the way of crime thrillers, director Steven C. Miller only uses this as a platform for the unrelenting action that is to follow. THE AGGRESSION SCALE is almost comical in its Acme-like approach to graphic violence, and although it packs a number of intense moments along the way, the characters and situations are nothing short of contrived. That never takes away from the fun, however, as Derek Mears and the other hit men take an absolute beating from their teenage target. When it comes to the exploitation of raw, gritty violence and gore in an action flick, THE AGGRESSION SCALE definitely passes the test!

Rating: 7/10.

Movies like THE AGGRESSION SCALE:
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, MOTHER'S DAY, TAKEN, THE HORSEMAN, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, THE HILLS HAVE EYES.



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