Friday, May 17, 2024

Bruce Willis “Stars” In “Apex Predator,” Another “D” Movie Straight to Video Three Weeks After Last One


Bruce Willis is second billed to “Desperate Housewives” and “Yellowstone” actor Neil McDonough in another D movie that’s gone straight to video. “Apex Predator” looks as bad and forgettable as it could be. Willis is barely in it, and hardly speaks, which is the way all of his releases work these days. You’d never know that he was once a movie star.

(Funny side note: they can’t decide if the movie is called “Apex” or “Apex Predator.” I think they added “Predator” when they realized no one who would watch it would know what “Apex” meant.)

It was only three weeks ago that another one of these horror films was released to video, that one with Patrick Muldoon. As usual, this one is executive produced by Stephen J. Eads with a long list of investors billed as “producers” including infamously bad actor Johnny Messner.

First, “Apex Predator” will play on AMC’s little known streaming service, then be available on DVD for anyone who still uses a player. In foreign speaking countries, clueless customers will watch it and think this is “Die Hard 73.”

What’s happened with Willis is cruel. You can’t imagine that if he were in possession of his faculties he would agree to see his career legacy destroyed. Someone in his family must be able to talk to him and explain what’s going on. This borders on senior abuse.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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