Fortress (2021) Review

Directed by: James Cullen Bressack

Starring: Bruce Willis, Jesse Metcalfe, Chad Michael Murray

Synopsis: In this dazzling action cyber-thriller, Bruce Willis (Pulp Fiction) plays Robert, a retired CIA agent living at a secret resort in the woods. One day, his estranged son drives to the camp for a visit — but he’s followed by Robert’s old nemesis, Balzary (Chad Michael Murray, “One Tree Hill”). As the site is besieged by Balzary’s attack squad, father and son retreat to a high-tech bunker. But are its steel walls and advanced weapons powerful enough to match Balzary’s bloodthirsty plans for revenge?

Review: Bruce Willis, Chad Michael Murray and director James Cullen Bressack reunite for action thriller, Fortress.

Willis plays a retired agent living in a secret resort, when it gets ambushed by the deadly Balzary who is relentless in his pursuit of revenge. Director James Cullen Bressack pits Chad Michael Murray and Bruce Willis against each other this time around, (the duo teamed up in Bressacks previous movie – Survive The Game) Chad Michael Murray completely knocks it out the park in this villainous role, showing audiences he is more than capable of playing any role thrown at him.

Willis and Jesse Metcalfe play father and son who have an estranged relationship – the scenes which feature Metcalfe and Willis are some of the best scenes with the pair gradually learning to work together and Metclafe’s character discovering more about his dad and why he left him all those years ago. Metcalfe and Bruce featured in Hard Kill, which had Jesse mowing down guys as battle hardened soldier.

Fortress features some fun action sequences, director James Cullen Bressack uses some great angles to capture scenes, these small details always add a little spice to the mix, James has a great creative mind and always seems to be thinking outside the box, the things he can do with a small budget to make it seems bigger is a reason to watch his movies. Give Fortress a watch and get yourself ready for the Sequel, due out this year