Bloodshot (2020) by Dave Wilson – Review

Bloodshot It is the film adaptation of the homonymous graphic novel of the 90s. It is one of the most popular characters in the Valiant universe, along with other editorial series such as Rai Y Eternal Warrior.

Murray Ray Garrison is a military soldier who, after being killed by terrorists with his wife, is resurrected by a team of scientists. Thanks to nanotechnology it will become a regenerative machine with super-human strength, although without any memory. From here, you will have to fight to remember your identity and try to unravel the conspiracy in which you are involved.

Bloodshot It is the film adaptation of the homonymous graphic novel of the 90s. It is one of the most popular characters in the Valiant universe, along with other editorial series such as Rai Y Eternal Warrior.

He directs the film David S. F. Wilson, a very little known filmmaker who has worked more in the world of video games, and specifically in the special effects section. As director I had only done a short film before, the fantastic Netflix series Love, Death & Robots.

The great attraction of the film is its cast, since it has Vin Diesel in the role of the super soldier Murray. Complete the cast Eiza Gonzalez, Sam Heughan, Guy Pearce, Lamorne Morris, Alex Hernandez and Toby Kebbell.

Bloodshot it is the second superhero film adaptation of the year, after Birds of prey. It is, in some way, the small competition to the five Marvel movies, others more from DC, plus the superhero series that we will have throughout 2020.

It brings nothing new and contains few original ideas within this fashion of comic adaptations.

Therefore, the film is a different proposal between the two great competitors. Mix the superhero action genre with a lot of science fiction and a few twists that, if you don't know the comic (and you haven't seen the trailer), maybe it might surprise you.

However, it fails everywhere. The story itself is simple and I would say it even cuts. The script twists, thanks to the way the film has been announced, leave everything known before starting. When the film works best is when it is taken less seriously, with the freaked out that we witness

Vin Diesel, in his nth leading role of a forced man, with a white tank top included, meets as always in this type of film. But, of course, he offers nothing new and his character suffers from a lack of obvious nuances.

In conclusion, it is a failed feature film for the superhero genre. It brings nothing new and contains few original ideas within this fashion of comic adaptations.


Synopsis Ray Garrison, also known as Bloodshot, is resurrected by the Rising Spirit Technologies company through the use of nanotechnology. While struggling to recover his memory, Ray tries to return to being the one he was before suffering the accident that would leave amnestic.
country U.S
Address Dave Wilson
Script Eric Heisserer, Jeff Wadlow
Music Steve Jablonsky
Photography Jacques Jouffret
Distribution Vin Diesel, Toby Kebbell, Eiza González, Sam Heughan, Guy Pearce, Talulah Riley, Alex Hernandez, Siddharth Dhananjay, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Lamorne Morris, Maarten Römer, Tamer Burjaq, Patrick Kerton, Ryan Kruger, Alex Anlos, Clyde Berning, Tyrel Meyer
Gender Action
Original title Bloodshot
Premiere 03/06/2020

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