I’m about to start writing an Eraser Reborn Review. I recently rewatched the first Eraser film to get in the mood for this. And, as I suspected, this is a remake rather than a sequel. Alternatively, a reboot. or, as the film is dubbed, “reborn.” If you’ve watched the original, you might be wondering, “Do I need to see this?” It depends; if the other one is still fresh in your mind and you recall it warmly, you should avoid it.
Apart from that, there is some nice action in the film, and I’ve seen worse. However, the CGI is poor, and it nearly entirely negates the environmental message being conveyed. Especially the last paragraph (he went for a ride is replacing the caught a train one-liner – which you may find funny or not).
Overall, there are a few storyline alterations, but you’ll notice them and be able to predict where the film is headed. Vanessa Williams, the newcomer, is likewise quite attractive… and she knows what she wants… I also saw that she and the lead actor co-starred in a television show. I’m guessing at least a couple of episodes. But they knew each other, which I believe contributed to their on-screen chemistry and enthusiasm. This is a DVD/streaming title, so expect to receive it.
Professional chefs would not be required—similarly, movies. The producers made the best decision by investing the money saved by hiring relative unknowns in photography, sound, combat sequences, and special effects. There’s only one issue. Unlike the original (which I watched in a theater), there was never a time in this picture where I was concerned about what would happen to any of these people. Not even a smidgeon.
I walked in with no expectations and was pleasantly impressed by the quality of the production. Character development, appealing performers, the standard action thriller narrative, a slew of fast-paced action scenes, chases, gun battles, and knife fights, and little to slow things down. To keep you engaged, it was well filmed and directed. From start to finish, it’s exciting and engaging.