On The Line (2017/Lionsgate Premiere Blu-ray)
B Sound: B Extras: C+ Film: C
on the Line (2017) tells the story of one of the most dangerous
jobs imaginable - that of being a electrical linesman. Starring John
Travolta in a role that he isn't half bad in, the film at times works
dramatically but ultimately becomes more and more predictable as it
goes on. Still, its decent supporting cast in (the underrated) Kate
Bosworth, Devon Sawa (yes, he's still acting apparently) and an
almost unrecognizable Sharon Stone makes the film a bit more
watchable despite its lazy script.
(Travolta) lost his Brother in a deadly electrical malfunction and
ends up looking after his niece (Bosworth - who is too old to be
playing the character written) who is about to go back to college. A
little rough around the edges but hardworking, Beau ends up leading a
ragtag group of linesmen, including a ex-military solider and a man
(Sawa) who he doesn't like messing around with his niece, to maintain
power during a harsh coming storm.
it weren't for some of the star power involved, this film would
easily be on the Hallmark Channel as it isn't nearly as gritty as it
wants to be. It seems like nearly every character in the film has a
drink attached to their hand when they aren't doing their jobs, which
is a lazy character trait. Some of the best looking scenes involve
heavy rainstorms during some of the film's key action moments and
other moments mimic Michael Bay's style to a almost laughable extent.
Worst of all is the closing credit song, a cornball country music
tune and an ending that will leave you scratching your head rather
than moving you to tears.
in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and
a DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) lossless 5.1 track, the transfer here
isn't half bad with great detail on all of the characters and rich
colors that enhance the film in high definition. As mentioned, the
best looking scenes are topically at night during heavy rainstorms.
A digital UV copy is also included.
on the Line" Music Video by Fiona Culley featuring Darius Rucker
the Scenes with Cast/Crew Interviews