Starring Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson, Trespass Against Us has been released on Blu-ray thanks to Lionsgate. This crime drama is definitely an interesting ride, but is it worth picking up?
Trespass Against Us puts Gleeson and Fassbender together as father and son. Chad Cutler (played by Fassbender) has lived a life of crime under his father’s teachings and influence, and he wants to get out, and not only for himself. He has a wife and pair of kids who are getting into their own mischief, and he just wants better for them. He also wants to get away from his father, who keeps putting him up to various crimes.
Chad’s specialty and role in these crimes is that of the driver. At the beginning of the film, you seem him letting his son drive through an open field with a small car full of people while chasing a rabbit and being all around reckless. It is later that we see this same car painted in a really funny way being used as a getaway in a crime that gets Chad in deep trouble with the law and ultimately leads to the police raiding his trailer park and coming after him.
While the story isn’t particularly good or bad, the main problem I had with Trespass Against Us is that I failed to really bond with any of the characters. Part of this may be due to the heavy accents they have, or the lifestyle of the characters in general. Thankfully some choices are made in later parts of the film that help redeem some of them.
The acting, however, is fantastic, as you would expect from Gleeson and Fassbender. Both of them portray their characters spot on, and the supporting cast are all pretty good too. The story is quite interesting and funny at times, and ultimately, is worth watching, if you can get past not really liking any of the characters all that much that is.
The audio and video quality of this release are exactly on par with what you have come to expect from recent releases. Details are fully visible with lots of color and texture popping out. The DTS Master Audio 5.1 track sounds great throughout the movie, with good use of the channels and satisfying chase scenes sounding especially exciting.
- Blood Bonds: On the Set of Trespass Against Us
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While this release comes in light on features, it’s nice that there is something more than just a trailer like we see oftentimes. Both of these offerings are fairly short, but they are interesting and worth a watch if you enjoyed the film.
The packaging is again fairly standard. The Blu-ray comes in an eco-case amaray with art on one side of the sleeve and a matching slipcover. Inside you will find a slip with the UV code and one Blu-ray disc that is a dull gray with the title of the film on it.
Overall I can’t say that Trespass Against Us is worth a blind buy. While it’s a fairly decent flick with two great actors, it’s a bit spotty when it comes to bonding with the plot. I’d recommend renting or streaming it first.
You can purchase it here on Amazon.
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