DVD Review: Wind Blast

This modern-day western has it all:  gunfights, martial arts, explosions, and car chases.  Everything but a good story and characterizations to make it worth watching.

The plot is simple enough.  A killer escapes into China with his pregnant girlfriend and is pursued by bounty hunters and a quartet of elite cops.

There’s a minimum of back story and the first act is hard to follow.  It’s just bullets, horses and SUVs in the Chinese desert.

Even the body count is minimal.  The main characters get shot and brutally beaten, but director Gao Qunshu lets most of them survive until the end.  Since the acting is sub par, the average moviegoer probably wouldn’t have been so sympathetic.  Paring the characters down early might have made the story less confusing.

Bottom line:  mindless action that seemingly never ends.  Grade: D+

Fast Facts:

Released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on July 3, 2012.

Runtime: 118 minutes

Rating:  Not Rated

Released by Well Go USA Entertainment