Blu-ray, DVD & Download-to-Own: Corrective Measures (2022)
Based on the graphic novel by Grant Chastain, Corrective Measures
is set in San Tiburon; a maximum security prison which houses the world’s nastiest superpowered criminals which were created by “The Pulse”.
Amongst those created is Payback (Dan Payne
), a vigilante mutant who hunts down mutant criminals and shows no remorse when he finds them, but when he is caught and put into San Tiburon, his fellow inmates are not too happy to see him.
The prison is run by overseer Warden Devlin (Michael Rooker
), a man with many debts and zero morals, who strikes a deal with the deadliest inmate incarcerated there: The Lobe (Bruce Willis
). Also making friends with The Lobe is Diego Diaz (Brennan Mejia
), a new inmate who is the new “fish” in the prison and soon finds himself entangled in situations way out of his control.
Needless to say nothing goes as smoothly as it should, leading to a finale where the criminals are freed from their superpower restraining shackles and left to their own devices with violent and bloody consequences.
It’s now well documented that Bruce Willis has been diagnosed with Aphasia and acted in as many movies as he could before not being able to continue, and despite him being subdued and lethargic in this role, the very fact that it is one of the last ever that I’ll see him in made for an emotional viewing.
The story is great, and despite the budget never really being able to bring the full production value of it to the screen, the final 20 minutes was a fun blast…quite literally with some of those powers unleashed.
Michael Rooker embraces being an evil overlord and chews up the scenes with relish, while the other actors all do a capable enough job of drawing you into the narrative.
Corrective Measures won’t trouble the likes of bigger budget sci-fi action movies, but if you’re in the mood for something at the lower end of the scale, then this had just enough in it to keep me entertained…along with the Bruce Willis nostalgia effect too.
Review by Dave
from a disc kindly supplied by Dazzler Media via The Warrior Agency.