Review: Corbin Nash (2018)

Corbin Nash (2018)

Directed by: Ben Jagger | 94 minutes | action, horror | Actors: Corey Feldman, Malcolm McDowell, Rutger Hauer, Bruce Davison, Dean S. Jagger, Richard Wagner, Fernanda Romero, Patrick Brennan, Chris Pardal, Thomas Q. Jones, Lovake Heyer, Elizabeth Greer, Holly Lynch, Courtney Gains, Rich Paul , Michael Emery, Katie Oliver

‘Corbin Nash’ revolves around the anti-hero of the same name. This bad ass cop from New York is being transferred to Los Angeles. Instead of doing his job, this cop is looking for revenge. Nash wants to avenge his parents and track down and kill their killer. Unfortunately, things turn out differently and the agent himself is killed. Nash is dead, but he is brought back to life. This undead cop can now carry out his revenge mission.

Well. Where to start? The meaningless title actually reveals everything: Corbin Nash is a boring, unimaginative name. Small chance that the title of this film will even encourage anyone to watch this production. The same goes for the DVD cover, which looks downright amateurish. The layout looks very cheap. You can therefore safely judge this film on its presentation, because what applies to the cover also applies to the content of this ludicrous delusion.

Dean S. Jagger plays the lead role and the first question that comes to mind is: ‘why?’ This guy may be convincing as a stuntman, but not as an actor. His weak and stiff playing doesn’t come across at all and he is unable to carry a film. Somehow (read: with a big bag of money) director Ben Jagger has managed to connect fairly big names like Bruce Davison, Rutger Hauer and Malcolm McDowell to this B-movie. However, these actors let it all down and are clearly motivated by the financial injection that this production gave them. Not a good basis for a creative product like a movie.

Still, it could be worse. Tragic low point is the theatrical and idiotic role of Corey Feldman. What possessed him to attach his name to this troop? The eighties icon has fallen deep, because he interprets a kind of transvestite vampire under immensely thick layers of make-up. Every scene in which he appears is virtually unwatchable due to his shimmering play and poignant appearance. This man was once a hero to countless teenagers through his masterful roles in ‘The Goonies’ and ‘The Lost Boys’. In 2018 he is an unemployed actor who can perform in the most thankless roles. Ouch…

Bad acting, a confusedly filmed and poorly told story and a fallen youth hero from the 80s: reason enough to never see ‘Corbin Nash’. However, the filmmaker has a different idea, because this cinematographic monstrosity hints at a sequel.


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