Movie Review: 12 Rounds Reloaded makes heroic Randy Orton look decent

*This is an FTR classic review imported here well after the release of the movie*

“That wasn’t complete torture.”

That’s what I was saying after I turned off my TV following a screening of 12 Rounds Reloaded. The sequel to the action suspense film that helped make John Cena a star. This time we get another “ruthless aggression era star in Randy Orton. And Orton does what he has to here with a balanced performance that won’t win him any awards or cement his status as a movie star, but allows the audience to get behind him.

He plays Nick Malloy, who gets caught in the deadly game of a man pushed too far (Brian Markinson), who makes him complete these deadly challenges… for… wait for it..12 Rounds.

It’s not a good film. But its not B movie hell either. I watched it without getting mad. Director Roel Reine doesn’t keep us here longer than he has to at 94 minutes.

If you’re a fan of Orton, it might be worth a while. I’m a WWE lifer, so I enjoyed watching him get dramatic.

Otherwise, you might be better off watching one of his WWE Network specials

12 Rounds: Reloaded

Grade: C-

Rated: R

Running Time: 94 minutes

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