I have a vague recollection about being asked in a college film class (many moons ago) about whether or not I believe there was redemption available from exacting revenge. While I don't recall my specific answer, I'm pretty sure I said something to the effect of the act of revenge not being about redemption in the slightest. Revenge is more payback than anything else, and -- like beauty -- it's up to the eyes of the beholder to determine just how sweet it is ... or was.
Well, I never was a profound kind of guy. I think I've always been more of a literal thinker, especially when it comes to storytelling ... but I can appreciate the visceral thrills that come with any tightly paced motion picture as much as the next person. That's why I'm sharing this trailer for what looks to be a largely conventional Horror release: The Retaliators has found solid acclaim on the film festival circuit (which it looks to have screened of chiefly in 2021), and now it looks to take its own bite out of crime via its full release theatrically on September 14th. Though I've always cautioned readers never to put too much stake in coming attractions, this one definitely looks like it intends to up-the-ante in the violence department.
Curious, the trailer seems to give away an awful lot of the plot, even up to what I suspect might be the last big reveal or twist. While I can't predict that -- who knows what's yet to be uncovered with a full screening -- it certainly begs the question of what's left to experience but the promised violence. I'll keep my eye out for reviews on this one before I decide if it's worth the box office ticket.
In the meantime, trailer is below. You know what to do.