Bloodshot, directed by Dave Wilson, is a very basic movie. I felt like I was watching an action movie from the late 90s/early 2000s and the story was easy to catch on to. I’d say you can skip the first 30 minutes of the movie and still catch on to the story.
The plot is pretty straightforward: Military man goes on a mission, gets kidnapped, dies, and becomes part of a government experiment. They wipe his memory, give him enhanced powers, and he goes on a killing spree until he finds out the government hasn’t been honest with him.
I purposely didn’t read up on this Valiant Comics character before heading to see the film because I wanted to see the film from the modern-day moviegoer’s perspective. Vin Diesel did bring the character to life with a hint of Riddick. The other four characters were actually made up for the movie: Eiza Gonzalez (Katie), Sam Heughan (Jimmy), Toby Kebbell (Martin), and Lamorn Morris (Wilfred Wigans). These characters are not in the comics and were only made for the movie which is pretty cool, but they will appear in future comics very soon. Also, Wilfred made the movie pretty funny.
I give Bloodshot a 7.5 out of 10. The only problem I had with the film was that the CG was off. You can tell when things were CG like a bad 90’s film that didn’t have the budget for good CG. It’s 2020 guys and technically, at it’s best, you know you could’ve done better than that. Even Sonic the Hedgehog had better CG than this.