When you see Danny Trejo in a movie and think that he’s too good to star in it, you know you’re in for one seriously crappy movie. That’s the case with “In The Blood”, a flick with no redeeming value whatsoever.
Ava (Gina Carano) and Derek (Cam Gigandet) are on their honeymoon despite having zero chemistry together when Derek is involved in an accident, gets hauled off in an ambulance and then seemingly vanishes from the face of the earth. Turns out Ava is one badass chick (something we learn through a series of flashbacks) and she will kick ass and take names in order to get her hubby back.
It’s hard to tell which is worse… the plot, the directing or the acting. There is one fight sequence early on in the club where the couple gets in an altercation with Trejo’s character that looks so clumily directed you’d be tempted to think this movie was made by an accountant who wandered in the studio one day and was mistaken for the director. Turns out the director is actually John Stockwell who you might still remember from Blue Crush or Into The Blue, two not so good movies that look like classics compared to this piece of shit.
As the movie drags itself to a dark place where it wants to curl up and die, you’ll find yourself thinking of other things. Like all the movies starring Danny Trejo that were better than this one (hint: every single one of them). But most of all you’ll try to ignore what is happening on the screen.