‘Revenge Ride‘ is an independent horror-revenge film from SSS Entertainment that harkens back to the motorcycle action film genre. It is directed by Melanie Aitkenhead and written by Timothy Durham.
Maggie (Serinda Swan) is a member of the all-female motorcycle gang Dark Moons led by the vengeful Trigga (Pollyanna McIntosh). All of the members have had some tragic event happen to them. When Maggie’s cousin Mary (Vanessa Dubasso) is drugged and assaulted by a trio of college football players led by Keegan (Jake Lockett), the gang swears revenge. Gang member Nona (Reem Kadem) and the others meet the three in a bar. Maggie meets another football player Brian (Diego Boneta), who had nothing to do with the crime and develops feelings for him, making sure he avoids the gang’s desire for vengeance. The gang pins down the trio, rough them up a bit, and then brand them before leaving them in public. This infuriates the boys who now want retribution on Mary and the entire Dark Moons.
I would like to say, I really enjoyed the performances of the cast. Serinda Swan nailed the role as Maggie and truly brought the character to fruition. Likewise, Vanessa Dubasso, Pollyanna McIntosh, and Diego Boneta all deliver on their roles, shining on the screen. Also, I want to emphasize Reem Kadem. She does an excellent job and adds so much to the film.
Now, I do think that the movie moved a bit of a quick pace, making a few of the relationships feel rushed. However, it definitely had an intriguing plot that grabbed you from the beginning. We learn of Maggie’s horrific experience at the hands of a predator and how she wants to help her cousin achieve a sense of peace after she suffers a similar incident. As for aesthetics, I felt the music matched the film perfectly and the cinematography by Eitan Almagor is spot on, especially when it came to the motorcycle sequences.
The themes in the film are also very interesting. The story touches on revenge and the cycle of violence that affects everyone involved. I felt that the plot, as well as the performances, do a good job of bringing it together, making it a tragic lesson. Though the violence has a certain shock value to it, I did not feel that this hindered the plot.
Bottom line, Revenge Ride is an independent film that has plenty of action, excellent performances, and shock value that will keep you entertained from beginning to end.
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Strong foul language, Bloody gory violence, Sexual content
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