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The Aggression Scale (BLU-RAY)

The Aggression Scale

Movie
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On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Grade:
B-
Running Time: 
85 minutes

The best way to describe The Aggression Scale is the way they do on the back cover, "like Home Alone with more death!", which sounds both silly and awesome at the same time.

The Aggression Scale is the story of a mob boss (Ray Wise, Reaper) who is out on bail for murder. He wants to get some money and take his family on the run. The only problem is that someone stole his money. After interrogating the lawyer who handled the money, they've put together a list of people who had access and the mob boss puts his men on the job of killing them all and getting his money back within 48 hours. The men track down and kill a bunch of people, and then the movie switches to focus on a family who are just moving out into the country.

Clearly, this is going to be the family with the money, especially when we see the dad is so jumpy when someone knocks on his new door. But this recently married couple have a secret. Dad's son doesn't talk much and there is mention of him finally being home from the hospital. Owen seems to enjoy building boobytraps. Which turns out to be a good thing once the bad guys do show up.

The movie is a little cheezy, but that was to be expected from the premise. The special effects are pretty good, and the traps Owen builds are plausible. This is a fun little movie about a young boy killing killers to protect his step-sister.

The Blu-ray contains only one extra, a short Making Of feature that is interesting, but provides nothing incredible or shocking about the production of the movie.

I enjoyed The Aggression Scale, maybe you will too.

Review by Jason Pace
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