Detective Knight: Rogue (2022) Film Review
With Detective Knight: Rogue, you know what you’re going to get. There’s no reason to sit through a film of this nature other than an unconditional love for a genre known to have little or no versatility. It’s an action movie that feels like a straightforward decision made by someone who understands they won’t be switching theaters but insists on following solid entertainment.
Edward Drake better known as the guy who works with confidence Bruce Willis in DTV movies, which are often mistaken for garbage, only because they are not big, do not have complicated scripts, and approach a moral code using a well-known and effective formula. If something worked for you, would you change it?
Drake’s last Detective Knight: Rogue, and this time he’s taking his love for heist movies to the next level. The first part of the Knight trilogy is a straight action movie with enough tension to match what Drake wants. Sure, it has its flaws, and the plot is unnecessarily complicated, but at least it’s fun enough to turn around. Again, this is a modern Bruce Willis DTV action movie, and you’ve probably seen enough of them to know what kind of movie you’re getting.
However, if you’ve been in this universe before, you know that Drake’s directing style requires something that he feels is extremely important in indie cinema: Detective Knight: Rogue another opportunity for character-driven quick action, and another win for him. Gasoline Alley a Drake offspring who gave us an impressive gift Devon Sawa. In Detective Knight: Rogue, Beau Mirchoff he stands out as a good actor whose performance is in line with Drake’s film. Your partners are Lochlyn Munro, Jimmy Jean-Louisis always effective Johnny Messnerand the underrated performer Michael Eklund. Easily the best cast of one Edward Drake action vehicle and it shows.
For the story Detective Knight: Rogue it works better when you go blind. All I’ll share is that it’s about a criminal gang who mess with a bad cop when he injures a police agent in a shootout. A mentally unstable crime boss ups the ante as another job collides, where the past comes back to haunt the cop and the present is difficult enough for one of the bandits to think about getting out of this world.
Much more is revealed by the film’s single storyline, which leads us to the third act, which is exactly as predictable as you’d think. Sure, Drake ends the film on a surprisingly bleak note, but it also paves the way for a trilogy that surely showcases the best of a director who refuses to sacrifice his vision, even if it seems simplistic for Hollywood moguls.
Detective Knight: Rogue it actually looks and sounds pretty good. The sound design is really, really good considering it’s as independent as it is. Considering this is the first film made in New Mexico since “a Rust incident”, the changes look fantastic in action scenes that call for safety above all else. Yet another reason to celebrate a director who is often accused of being something he most certainly isn’t.