Jason Momoa is one of the hottest stars in Hollywood at the moment, but he doesn’t just play in blockbusters like “Aquaman“, but also from time to time in smaller B-Movies. This also includes “Braven”, which will be shown on television this Friday.
Jason Momoa gained his first experiences on television (from “Baywatch” to “Stargate: Atlantis” to “Game Of Thrones”) before he finally celebrated his breakthrough in the cinema in the 2010s – first in B-Movie- Ware like “Conan” and “Shootout – No Mercy”, later as a DC hero in “Batman V Superman”, “Justice League” and “Aquaman“.
With “Braven”, however, Momoa returned to the B-movie actioners after his big DC breakthrough. Although the 2018 film was in the wake of “Aquaman’ being released for home cinema, it didn’t get nearly the same attention as ‘Aquaman’ which is, after all, the highest-grossing DC film of all time.
If you want to catch up on Braven, today is your chance: “Braven” will be shown on Tele 5 at 10:10 p.m. on May 13, 2022. Alternatively, the film is also available on DVD and Blu-ray or from VoD providers such as Amazon. You can even stream “Braven” for free on the Prime Video channel Filmtastic thanks to a seven-day trial period.
The plot of “Braven”
The main character Joe Braven, played by Momoa, retreats to a remote log cabin with her father, Linden (Stephen Lang). Joe wants to have a quiet talk with his father who has dementia about living in a home from now on.
But the night before, drug smuggler Weston (Brendan Fletcher) and his unscrupulous client Kassen (Garret Dillahunt) left a bag full of heroin in the abandoned log cabin and now want it back at any cost. However, they quickly realize that tough lumberjack Joe Braven and his father are not easy victims…
If you are looking for solid action craftsmanship with fast-cut chases and some cleanly choreographed, bloody melee scenes, you can take a look at “Braven”.even if the conclusion in our review (2.5 out of 5 stars) is mixed overall:
“Pride Of Gypsies, a production company co-founded by Jason Momoa, aims to create unique, innovative, and inspiring projects. That doesn’t apply to ‘Braven’ though. However, debut director Lin Oerding has managed to make a solid contribution to the genre.”