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DVD Review: Robert DeNiro Waits To Face/Off Against John Travolta In KILLING SEASON - Movies In Focus
Killing Season sees Robert DeNiro and John Travolta team-up on screen for the first time. Director Mark Stephen Johnson (Daredevil/Ghost Rider) delivers an enjoyable enough thriller, and while the stars give it their all, things are a little too far-fetched to be believable. DeNiro plays a former UN soldier living in the wilds of the Appalachian Mountains. His reclusive existence is shattered when John Travolta’s Serbian veteran arrives to take revenge for events which took place on Belgrade many years before. A cat and mouse game takes place as both men fight for survival in the wilderness. Don’t let the A-list talent fool you, Killing Season is a B-movie through and through. It might be pitched as a survival drama with political subtext about war crimes, and atrocities, but this really is strictly a by-the-numbers thriller. There’s of course nothing wrong with that though. Mark Stephen Johnson’s film is well executed and well acted and for the first 45 minutes or so, well conceived. However, things begin to fall apart somewhat in the last half of the movie as things begin to get more absurd. It becomes a game of oneupmanship as both characters constantly get the better [...]