Appealing to audiences’ deepest fears has regularly proven to be a surefire method of engagement, with the unrelentingly intense survival thriller being one of the most prominent examples. The prospect of being stalked, terrorized and tortured by mysterious assailants is a nightmare scenario everyone dreads, it’s just a shame it’s 2018 Traffic had to portray it in such an uninteresting light.
Paula Patton almost single-handedly elevates the ordinary genre flick through the sheer power of her performance, but it’s a shame no one else can even come close to matching her level. A stunning twist like this deserves widespread praise and admiration, and not get lost in the sands of time in a disappointing film that grossed less than $10 million at the box office and a dismal Rotten Tomatoes score of 27 percent scored
On the other hand, even the most mundane and overlooked titles can unexpectedly find new life in streaming, and that’s exactly what happened Traffic this weekend. According to FlixPatrol, writer-director Deon Taylor’s generic hillbilly tale has become one of the most watched titles on Starz, so a small resurgence could well be possible.
Patton’s Brea and Omar Epps’ John head off on a romantic getaway deep in the remote mountains, with two of their closest friends unexpectedly joining the action. However, a gang of violent bikers running a human trafficking operation don’t take too kindly to outsiders trying to expose their illicit activities to the world, forcing the quartet into a fight for their lives.
It’s standard and highly harmless stuff, even if Patton really is the only one it’s about Traffic that couldn’t be described as mediocre at best.
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