Long-time fans of the VOD action genre will be fully aware that Scott Adkins is one of the best in the business when it comes to face-kicking and mowing down reams of disposable henchmen. , and it’s such a shame that his Hollywood efforts so far have been entirely forgettable.
Background roles in The Bourne Ultimatum, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, zero dark thirty, The Expendables 2, and strange doctor didn’t allow him to stretch his kick muscles to a wider audience, something John Wick: Chapter 4 we hope to rectify when it finally arrives two years late in March 2023.
Adkins has been on a roll lately, however, with The debt collectors and its sequel, Triple Threat, Ip Man 4: The Finale, revenge, injured man, The Legacy of Lies and castle falls all rated Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, and we can add his latest vehicle A shot to this list as well.
The plot follows an elite Navy SEAL team sent to a CIA blacksite in order to recover a high-value target, but the head of the facility is unwilling to play ball. It changes tone when the remote island location comes under attack, of course, and you can probably predict where things end up going in the end.
True to its title, A shot is designed to act as a single, uninterrupted 97-minute take, which adds an extra layer of punch, polish and inventiveness to sets. According to FlixPatrol, the fact that it is one of the ten most viewed titles on the iTunes library in five countries shows that the public has become addicted to the concept.