How Do You Define A Hero? Movie Review


While visiting my parents, I had the time to watch a movie that we had received for review...
I thought it would be nice to watch with my mom, as it said " they messed with the wrong senior citizen" for their tag line...  Well, she was at work, so I thought I would go ahead and watch it and then let her watch it later if she wanted too..
I am so glad I watched before her... the f bomb was used about 7 million times, that was in the first half of the movie...   I mean, I understand getting the point across, but wow... it was pretty foul and it was one that I know my mom would not enjoy, let alone watch... 

Let me summarize it for you:
This guy goes and fights in Vietnam.  He was gone for like 7 years... between war and being a POW... 
When he returns, to his sweetheart, he learns that she has moved on in her life and he is then just wandering aimlessly.  He is not having any luck in the civilian world, as he has no college education, nor any formal job training... it was hard to do any of that while fighting in a war, you know?  
So, he is riding the bus and these 2 punks are giving this older gentleman a hard time... 
Finally, he has enough and stands up, telling them to take his seat in the back and not cause any problems... of course, they were punks, so they tried being all tough (meanwhile ALL of this is being filmed by this chic on her camera phone...)  so, he handles the business they start, basically giving them what they deserve... In the technological world we live in, it is IMMEDIATELY a hit all over You Tube...   and that my friends is where he ends up getting the name, Bad Ass... 

The movie then basically has us watching how the community that once had nothing to do with him (remember, Vietnam Veteran) now sees him as a "HERO" for what he did on the bus... I myself find that a bit ironic...  not a hero for serving your country, but 40 years later, a hero for fighting on a bus...  
Anyways, the movie keeps going showing us how he lives... No, he doesn't seek out trouble, so to speak... but he does handle what needs to be done, including looking for the killers of a friend of his, since the police are "busy" looking, but you know they aren't... 
If the language wasn't so bad (including the neighbor KID that really needs to be reprimanded for his filthy mouth)  I would probably have enjoyed it more...  Now, don't go thinking I am a saint or anything, I just think that they might have gone a bit overboard in the language this time... 

Here is the Official Synopsis:  

Kicking criminal butts and taking the law into his own hands, Danny Trejo (Machete, "Sons of Anarchy") ignites the screen in the gritty, violent and enthralling film Bad Ass, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD June 5 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Inspired by the viral video of a vigilante citizen taking action into his own hands, Bad Ass also stars Ron Perlman ("Sons of Anarchy," Hellboy) and Charles S. Dutton (Alien 3).

Decorated Vietnam hero Frank Vega returns home only to get shunned by society leaving him without a job or his high school sweetheart. It's not until 40 years later when an incident on a commuter bus, where he protects an elderly black man from a pair of skin heads, makes him a local hero and he's suddenly celebrated once again. But his good fortune suddenly turns for the worse when his best friend Klondike is murdered and the police aren't doing anything about it.

Directed by Craig Moss (The 41 Year Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall And Felt Superbad About It), Bad Ass is inspired by the Epic Beard Man video that captured two men's highly charged verbal and brutal physical altercation on a public bus in Oakland, California. Posted to YouTube, the video spread like wildfire and the heroic elder bearded man was anointed Epic Beard Man. The video has garnered more than five million views.


FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation

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