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Actors: Nicky Andrews (II), Clyde Berning, Paul Du Toit, Vivica A. Fox, Warwick Grier
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
R     2005     1hr 32min

A terrorist, Michael Kittredge (Jones), posing as an environmentalist protester leads a team of highly-skilled mercenaries to take control of an oil rig off the coast of California, intending to detonate an electromagnetic...  more »

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Actors: Nicky Andrews (II), Clyde Berning, Paul Du Toit, Vivica A. Fox, Warwick Grier
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: First Look Pictures
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/19/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 3
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

L. Rowe | 08/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Eddie Griffin (Lamont) played the action hero brilliantly without even losing his humour. He'll have u laughing silly with his jokes & I was surprised to see the stunts that he pulled off along with his sidecick Breckin Meyer (undercover hacker). My only letdown was Vivica Fox's role. She wasn't bad for an FBI agent, but the FBI presence had almost no purpose to the film, I'd rather she her going to oil rig herself.

For a low-budget movie, I'd say "Blast" was pretty well done. The storyline (though creatively laced with enough unexpected scenarios to keep u guessing what's happening next) had a few holes left to be desired. Watch this only when u have spare time. It's a good action thriller to watch. Oh! Look out for Shaggy (reggae recording artist)...not bad for a movie debut."
Blast not much of a blast.
DWong | Eastern Cape, South Africa | 04/26/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

"The movie is quite mediocre, but not as bad as you may think. The casting of Eddie Griffin as a tough action guy is ridiculous, to say the least. But the reason I bought this dvd is because Nadine Velazquez is so hot! She plays a villain, is incredibly flexible and does some great martial arts kicks. I hope she will be in other movies as the baddie, but in a much bigger, sexier, and action packed role. It's worth getting this movie if you love beautiful latino women, even though you don't see enough of her in the film."
Eddie griffin in a serviceable action adventure . . .
trebe | 10/19/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Blast (2004) is an action/adventure set on a sea based oil rig, floating off the southern California coast. Hardly a new idea, but it is still executed fairly well here. Eddie Griffin is Lamont Dixon, and ex-fireman turned tugboat operator, hired to tow the rig out to the undersea well. The task of connecting up to the well is interrupted when pseudo-protesters turn terrorist, board the rig, and take it over at gunpoint. Led by renegade environmentalist Michael Kittredge (Vinnie Jones), the group is demanding that the oil company cease operations. The FBI is called in, with Agent Lisa Reed (Vivica A. Fox) heading the negotiation team.

Dixon finds an unlikely ally in Jamaal (Breckin Meyer), one of the terrorists, who has a link to Agent Reed. Jamaal is a tech, who has several run-ins with an acrobatic, backflipping terrorist named Lola (Nadine Velazquez). The film features some decent action sequences, some of which could have benefitted from slightly improved special effects.

Blast is a bit offbeat, but holds together better than expected, for a film that features comedian Eddie Griffin in the lead role. There are times where thing go too far, but balance is usually restored before long, preserving a certain level of credibility. Vinnie Jones (The Condemned) has the crazed nutcase role down pat. Directed by Anthony Hickox, the film is apparently a remake of a 1997 German production. The presentation is widescreen, with no English subtitles, or extra features."
Not bad
Michael Jones | SPAIN | 08/02/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Eddie proved that he can do a serious role. I was impressed by his acting and the movie was ok."