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Trigger Warning (2024)

TV-MA 107 min - Action, Crime, Thriller - 21 June 2024
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A skilled Special Forces commando takes ownership of her father's bar after his abrupt death, and soon finds herself at odds with a violent gang running rampant in her hometown.

Director:  Mouly Surya
Writers:  Josh Olson, John Brancato, Halley Wegryn Gross

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Storyline

A skilled Special Forces commando takes ownership of her father's bar after his abrupt death, and soon finds herself at odds with a violent gang running rampant in her hometown.


Collections: Mouly Surya

Tagline: Vengeance becomes her.

Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller

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Official Website:  https://bccb.tv/
Language:  English
Release Date:  21 June 2024

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Thunder Road, Mexican Spitfire

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 47 min
Viewers Rating: 2.9/5 - (10 votes)

Cast of Trigger Warning film

Jessica Alba, Parker, Mark Webber, Jesse, Anthony Michael Hall, Ezekiel, Alejandro De Hoyos, Harry, Tone Bell, Spider, Jake Weary, Elvis, Gabriel Basso, Mike, Kaiwi Lyman, Ghost, Nadiv Molcho, Beck, Peter Monro, Mickey, Stephanie Jones, Georgia, James Cady, Frank, Jerry G. Angelo, Adam, David DeLao, Luis Torres, Hari Dhillon, Mohamed, Kyle Potter, Andrew Franklin, Luis Valladar.

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Movie OTT Release Date

Trigger Warning is all set to release on Netflix. The movie will be dropping on Friday, June 21, 2024. The movie will be available to watch on Netflix at 12.30 pm onwards.

Movie Review

Title and Premise

“Trigger Warning” is a title that seems to mislead rather than inform. One might expect a film addressing potentially distressing content or, more literally, involving firearms heavily. However, this action-thriller-Western hybrid, blending elements of “Road House” and “Rambo,” doesn’t align with either implication. Unfortunately, the film comes across as mediocre and highly derivative.

Plot Overview

The film opens with a high-octane car chase through the Syrian desert, as terrorists pursue an American relief truck. Amid the action, it’s clear the aid-workers are actually Special Forces operatives, not genuine humanitarians. This initial scene sets the tone for a movie uninterested in geopolitical sensitivity.

One of these operatives is Parker, a principled and highly skilled commando played by Jessica Alba, marking her return to a starring role after a five-year hiatus. Following a successful mission, Parker returns to her hometown in New Mexico only to find her father has died in a cave-in accident, possibly entangled with the wrong crowd. This discovery triggers a criminal conspiracy reaching up to a corrupt Senator (played by Anthony Michael Hall), leading Parker on a revenge-fueled mission against domestic terrorists.

Performances

Jessica Alba: Alba makes a valiant effort as Parker, diving into the physical demands of the role with enthusiasm. Her performance is a highlight, showcasing her action chops and dedication to the character.

Supporting Cast: The supporting cast, including Anthony Michael Hall as the corrupt Senator, deliver adequate performances, though their roles are heavily clichéd and lack depth.

Direction and Technical Aspects

Direction: Directed by Indonesian filmmaker Mouly Surya, the film feels routine and lacks the flair necessary for a standout action thriller. The direction is competent but never rises above basic.

Cinematography: Zoë White’s cinematography has a made-for-television feel, plagued by murky lighting and unimpressive visuals. Large portions of the film seem to be shot in actual caves, further dampening the visual appeal with iffy CGI and obvious green screens.

Script: Written by John Brancato, Josh Olson, and Halley Gross, the script is riddled with clichés and predictable dialogue. Lines like “Go! Finish the job!” are commonplace, making the narrative feel uninspired and formulaic.

Action and Choreography

The action sequences, coordinated by Eric Brown, a veteran from the “John Wick” franchise, are the film’s saving grace. Alba’s hand-to-hand combat scenes are energetic and well-executed. However, the action lacks the slickness and inventiveness that made “John Wick” iconic.

“Trigger Warning” is an unremarkable and quickly forgettable B-movie. While Jessica Alba gives a commendable performance, attempting to channel the vengeance-driven intensity of John Wick, she is let down by weak material. The film’s routine direction, murky cinematography, and cliché-ridden script overshadow the decent action choreography. Despite its moments of excitement, “Trigger Warning” fails to leave a lasting impression, delivering a largely mediocre viewing experience.

Final Verdict

Trigger Warning breaks the formula of attaching big names to mediocre scripts. Overall enjoyable, but the finale was underwhelming and poorly thought out.