Officer Downe Review
Synopsis:Based on the graphic novel, a police officer who can't be stopped by death returns to the streets time and time again to fight crime.
Officer Downe (2016) is an American movie that was not my cup of tea, and I do not recommend it to anyone unless you have an open mind and like all the things I list below that are contained in this film. Director Shawn Crahan (Slipknot: XIX (2015), The Devil in I (2014), Voliminal: Inside the Nine (2006)) did an okay but not good job executing this film that did not flow fluidly with a sense of disjointedness but was different from other films. The movie contains graphic sexual content, nudity, bad language, gory, loud, lewd, extreme violence, a little crude humor, juvenile jokes, and gags.
Officer Downe revolves around Downe, who is a cop/police officer that only knows the life of being a police officer who does not have a wife or children/family. His love was the law, and he is special in that he can be reanimated with experimental techniques after being killed. He was the perfect candidate for an undercover operation that was not documented and took place in the police department secret underground lab. He can withstand anything thrown at him but he does not remember much about himself or the encounters he just had after it happens but remembers his task and that is to rid the city of evil people. He cleans up the streets with his special team of four with one of them being Gable (Tyler Ross - Zombieland (2013), Nate & Margaret (2012), American Milkshake (2013), The Wise Kids (2011)) who is wowed by Downe. Gable is new to the crew and does not listen well when it comes to leaving all of the fighting and hard work to Downe and to just stand back and watch.
One of the primary tasks on hand is to get rid of a crew who wears animal masks and is known as Fortune 500, and the team’s job is to get rid of Officer Downe. Zen Master Flash (Sona Eyambe - Zombie 108 (2012), Wolf Warrior (2015), She Stares at the Ceiling (2014)) is a kung fu mercenary that can teleport and promises the Fortune 500 crew that he will kill Officer Downe.
I have a few peeves with this film, and that is I felt as though Kim Coates, who played Officer Downe, did not have enough screen time and he is supposed too because the movie is focused on him. Officer Downe is the main reason why the story is happening. The action scenes were fast and not enough. There were too many sexual scenes that disgusted me, and the crude sexual jokes were nasty, and well this movie is not for me, so I gave it a one.
I did however like the vivid graphic scenes and sound effects which boosted the score to one out of ten.
About Officer Downe (2016)
Total Avg. Votes: 11
Writers: Joe Casey
Director: Shawn Crahan