XLrator Media
Director: Josh C. Waller
Writer: Daniel Noah
Cast: Zoë Bell, Nacho Vigalondo, Sheila Vand, Dominic Rains, Kevin Pollak
Running time: 103 min
Rated: Unrated (Violence & Language)
IN THEATERS: March 4, 2016

Set in 1985, award winning photo journalist Avery Taggert (Zoë Bell, Death Proof) is used to taking tough assignments. In order to get over the lost love of her life (Dominic Rains, Captain America: The Winter Soldier), she embeds herself in her work.  She takes a job where she follows a Spanish revolutionary named Guillermo “El Guero” (Nacho Vigalondo, Rewind) and his team (Francisco Barreiro, Sheila Vand, Jason Canela, Nancy Gomez) in order to document their travels througout South America, to garner his support of the people.  One night she witnesses El Guero brutally killing a child through her lens and fearing for her life, escapes into the jungle.  Of course in order to get his team to make chase, he blames Avery for the killing.  Avery must fight for her life and the film to the public by any means necessary.

The Good:   Zoë Bell gets to show off her acting chops other than showcase her fantastic stunt work. Nacho Vigalondo is an amazing villain.  Dude does psycho a little too well. Some of the stunts and death scenes are creative and a bit brutal.

The Bad: The script was too rushed. I found the story rather uninteresting and nothing really substantial happens in the film. There’s little breadcrumbs scattered of things that could’ve made a more interesting plot if they touched base on them but then the scene moves on. Is that a couple bags of coke on the ground? Oh well, never mind. Everything you expect to happen, does.  The only characters that have obvious backstories and development are Avery and Guillermo; everybody else are just collateral damage.  Kevin Pollack was just a name on the poster, as he’s maybe got a total of 4-5 combined minutes of screen-time.

Camino is entertaining enough, but it’s not much story-wise. Zoë Bell is a badass female lead and I would’ve liked a better story for her character. We can’t just root for the woman because that seems to be the thing to do nowadays. Give us a reason to want her to survive.

Acting: B
Story: D
Total Rating: C
Reviewed by: JM Willis


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