Black Site Delta may not be the most original concept ever and could have had a few more punch ups but Cam Gigandet is a likable lead and the action is well done too.
Plot: A group of military prisoners must fight off a terrorist attack on their prison which, unbeknownst to them, is a cover for a secret drone control facility.
Review: Black Site Delta is a solid little indie actioner starring Cam Gigandet as a prisoner known as Jake who teams up with a group of military prisoners to fight off a terrorist attack on their prison and is basically a riff on Suicide Squad or The Dirty Dozen. A ragtag group of misfits who have to come together for the greater good. Suicide Squad particularly stood out as one character has a penchant for knives and really enjoys killing people so he was essentially The Joker.
The writers were clearly fans of the action genre too as there were references to Aliens with characters called Hudson and Vasquez, our hero with a teddy bunny which was a nice tip of the hat to Con Air as well as several other nods. Gigandet gives off a young Bruce Willis vibe too and I’d to see him in more high profile roles as I’ve been a fan since Never Back Down.
Vasquez was awesome and it was cool to see a female ass-kicker who wasn’t poorly done; she was actually likable and the build up to her entrance was one of the best moments.
What I liked about the action in this movie was the lack of CG; because it takes place mostly at night, it never looks cheap which so many low budget movies can do these days. You can still see everything that goes on but I would have maybe liked a few more hand-to-hand combat scenes. We get a few though and I was quite satisfied by the end.
In terms of flaws; a few of the twists and turns you could see coming and the villains were a little too over the top at times but to paraphrase Suicide Squad: “They’re bad guys, it’s what they do.”
Overall, Black Site Delta may not be the most original concept ever and could have had a few more punch ups but Cam Gigandet is a likable lead and the action is well done too.