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Weaponized Is a Fast-Paced, Sci-Fi Cop Film With an Edge

Updated on October 14, 2019
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Direct to DVD/Blu-ray
Direct to DVD/Blu-ray | Source


Weaponized:No Rating“ (91 min.)

Starring: Tom Sizemore, Johnny Messner, Mickey Rourke, Taylor Cole, Jon Foo

Directed by: Sean Ryan

The Story

This direct to Blu-ray/DVD film follows a homicide detective (Messner) who must prevent a grieving father Kyle Norris (Sizemore) from unleashing a “robotic virus” that he believes will protect the nation and destroy the terrorist cell that murdered his son, but at an unimaginably high cost. The film begins with Norris talking to his son who works at the Pentagon but the call is interrupted by terrorist attack on building that results in the death of his son. As can be expected, the attack initiates a new war on terror, which ironically generates new business for Norris who is a private military contractor. Norris helps facilitate the development of a bio-mechanical weapons program that was initially developed by Professor Clarence Peterson (Rourke).

Weaponized Blu-ray

Weaponized [Blu-ray]
Weaponized [Blu-ray]
As the world teeters on the brink of World War II, 10 strangers are invited to isolated Soldier Island. Among them are young secretary Vera Claythorne (Maeve Dermody, Serangoon Road), soldier Philip Lombard (Aidan Turner, Poldark), General John MacArther (Sam Neill, Jurassic Park), spinster Emily Brent (Miranda Richardson, Parade’s End), and Judge Lawrence Wargrave (Charles Dance, Game of Thrones). With seemingly nothing in common, the guests wonder who their mysterious host may be. But the ominous reason for their visit soon becomes clear…and by the end of the night, the first of them is dead.

A Sci-Fi Cop film

Set in the near future, this film involves a next-gen program that allows soldiers to swap their consciousness with that of a target, giving them temporary, yet complete, control of the subject. While the program was originally intended to combat terrorists and safeguard American soldiers, abuse of the program has become rampant. Detective Walker becomes involved when he unwittingly stumbles upon the failing bio-weapons program, and now he’s forced to fight to both shut down the program and protect his wife and young daughter from those who’ll stop at nothing to keep things at the program moving forward.

Weaponized Trailer

Cop on the Prowl

Norris is single-minded in his pursuit of the terrorist cell that killed his son, and making them pay. It is for this reason that he has greenlit the project that eventually involves Messner who is looking for justice, as he attempts to find out why a former soldier has seemingly gone off the rails and randomly killed a number of people, then — upon being apprehended — initially denies being responsible, then admits to it, just prior to taking his own life. Then Messner is contacted by a recalcitrant Professor Peterson who wants out and leaks information on the program to Messner, only Norris finds out about it and goes after Messner’s family, which Messner finds rather, well, distressing.

Mickey Rourke in Weaponized

Meet Professor Clarence Peterson
Meet Professor Clarence Peterson | Source

A Cinedigm Release

The film is a mix of crime drama, Sci-fi, and military Black Ops that proves to be well worth watching as it combines fast-paced action with a hard science element designed to engage the audience. Weaponized is a This direct to Blu-ray/DVD film that is released by Cinedigm a leading independent content distributor in the United States. Bonus features include deleted scenes.

Detective Mitch Walker

Weaponized follows Detective Mitch Walker (played by Johnny Messner), an officer with untold issues coming off a fresh suspension.
Weaponized follows Detective Mitch Walker (played by Johnny Messner), an officer with untold issues coming off a fresh suspension. | Source

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