Awaken
R
Entertainment: +3
Acceptability: -2

Jason London (Dazed and Confused) Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill movie series), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Galavant), Edward Furlong (Terminator 2), Natalie Burn (The Expendables 3), Robert Davi (Die Hard), Michael Paré (Lincoln Lawyer). Available on DVD 7/7/15.

FILM SYNOPSIS: A group of young adults wake up on a deserted tropical island in this suspenseful thriller about black markets and body parts. Billie, a skilled martial arts expert, had been searching for her missing sister, Rina, when she was attacked and dumped on an island. She finds others like her…fit healthy adults in the prime of life, with no idea why they’ve been kidnapped, then let go, only to be hunted down like animals. Billie searches for a way off the island and finds the horrifying answers to some of her questions… a human organ harvesting operation that picks and chooses from the strongest and most fit survivors.

PREVIEW REVIEW: It’s a well-made survival actioneer containing elements of Condemned, Raze, Hostel and Turistas, with Natalie Burn as a believable martial arts heroine and lots of what you come to come to expect from this genre. Perhaps a bit too much blood flowing and neck cracking, and just enough profanity to make sure you understand that this is not a religious picture, but it is an entertaining action thriller much like those that played in drive-ins a couple of decades ago.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Distributor: Arc Entertainment

Summary
Crude Language: None
Obscene Language: The S-word, the new darn it, is uttered 10 times and there are a few minor expletives.
Profanity: Christ’s name is profaned one time.
Violence: Wall to wall martial arts battles, gun killing, point blank shootings, a few neck breakings, a couple of tortured bodies and a corpse here and there as organ thieves cultivate captives for marketeering their body parts; and so on.
Sexual Intercourse: No one really has time for hanky-panky as they are trying to outwit their captors.
Nudity: None, though the lead wears a provocative outfit throughout.
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: None
Drug Abuse: None
Other: None
Running Time: 90 minutes
Intended Audience: The not so squeamish

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