Available today on Blu-ray and DVD is the thriller Supremacy.
Supremacy stars Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon), Joe Anderson (Hercules) and Dawn Olivieri (American Hustle).
To be honest I was a bit “on the fence” about this title. I do enjoy a good action/thriller film, but this film touches upon things that are so prevalent in the news these days, most especially racism. Especially because this film is about a recently released white supremacist who kills an African American Police officer on the very same day he is paroled from prison.
Recently paroled white supremacist Tully (Anderson) and his girlfriend (Olivieri) find themselves pursued by a cop on Tully’s first night out of jail. After shooting the cop, the couple flee the scene and, in desperate need of a place to hide, resort to invading the home of an unsuspecting family, taking them hostage. Mr. Walker (Danny Glover), an ex-con and the patriarch of the captured family, makes a last-ditch attempt to save his relatives by using his understanding of the racist mind to manipulate his volatile captors. Will it be enough to keep his family alive?
I love horror movies. Although this movie is classified as a thriller, I did find it very scary to think that these situations happen all too frequently (murder, home invasions, hostage situations…). Sometimes reality is much more scary than a made up film.
This film was inspired by true events. I think that makes it that much scarier.
There was a lot going on in this film. At times I found myself unsure of who was really in charge of the situation. Tully ultimately had control, as did his girlfriend Doreen (Olivieri), however there was times that Walker seemed like he might have had a wee bit of control in the situation.
Danny Glover did great in this role. He played the character well. This role could have gone to other actors, such as Denzel Washington or Samuel L. Jackson, but I think they would have come off at too tough and forceful whereas Glover has a calm, quietness about him.
This is a dark film – both literally and figuratively. Since a bulk of the film happens at night the lighting is not that great. My husband and I actually turned the light off in the living room so we could see what was happening on the television better. I don’t like films that are that dark. I like to see what is going on.
This film is also figuratively “dark” because of the situation playing out on screen. A Police office is killed, a family is held hostage, there are a lot of racial issues, both the lead male actors are ex-cons (on screen, not in real life). There is just a lot going on in this film.
This is NOT a family friendly film. I wouldn’t even let my teenagers watch it with us. Too much of these same scenarios play out on the nightly news almost every night. I didn’t need to expose them to more of it.
The film is intense. I felt “exhausted” after watching it. So much so I had to turn on SpongeBob Squarepants afterwards to “decompress” from watch Supremacy. I wouldn’t say that the film is a nail biter, but it is super intense.
Supremacy runs for just shy of two hours. It’s Not Rated but I would not recommend this film for children or young teenagers.
The Blu-ray version, which I have, has bonus features (trailer and Behind the Scenes). If you read my movie reviews often you know that I usually talk about the bonus features. I didn’t get a chance to watch them for Supremacy. I was going to but the film was so “deep” and nerve wracking that I just wanted to put something more light hearted and funny on TV rather than watch the bonus features. Eventually I will watch them and I’ll update this post.
Look for Supremacy where most films are sold.
Here is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.
*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.