Originally title Bail Enforcers, Bounty Hunters marks the feature length film debut of former WWE wrestler Trish Stratus. And it is about what you'd expect.
As with most wrestlers who get into acting, actions films is where they gravitate. So it shouldn't surprise you if I tell you that this is an action film. It's the story of a three person team of Bail Enforcement Agents. Trish plays Jules, a tough chick who also holds a second job as a bartender at a strip club. Along with her partners Chase and Ridley, they catch a bail jumping drug dealer, who tries to barter for his freedom by giving them the location of another fugitive who will net the trio a $100,000 score for bringing in. They decide to take him up on the offer. After catching the mob snitch, the mob offers them a million dollars to give the prisoner over to them instead.
The movie is low budget and looks it. And not many wrestlers make for good actors once they step out of the rings and off the stage. Acting out drama in front of a camera is a different skill set than whipping a crowd into a frenzy. The plot follows a pretty expected path with the appropriate double crossing and stand offs.
The fights in the film are interesting mostly because some of them are quite good while others look like professional wrestling. By the latter I mean, you know how in wrestling you'll see one person jump on another, and the person being jumped on will actually be helping their attack perform that really cool spinning swing move? Real fights aren't like that. Most people provide resistance to their attacker, not more momentum and assistance. All the fights that are more like street brawling or martial arts come off pretty well, but the ones with too many wrestling elements end up looking staged.
The movie wasn't a total travesty, but I doubt I would watch it a second time.
The DVD came with the movie, and the movie has the option for subtitles. There is also the original trailer, an interview with Trish Stratus and a really short behind the scenes featurette for Trish's big fight.