‘Retaliation’ Trailer: Orlando Bloom Has An Old Score To Settle

The title Retaliation pretty much tells you what to expect from the new thriller led by Orlando Bloom. No, he won’t be firing arrows at orcs or swashbuckling pirates (can you swashbuckle a pirate?), but he plays a blue-color guy seeking revenge for an act committed long ago.

Of course, there’s more to the story than that and secrets that must be unearthed. Retaliation is based on the short film Romans 12:20 by directors the Shammasian Brothers and penned by BAFTA-winning writer Geoff Thompson. It’s also based on a true story, which lends some weight to the story.

SYNOPSIS: Orlando Bloom stars as Malky, a demolition worker whose life receives a seismic shock when, out drinking with friends at a local pub, he sees a disturbing figure from his past: the man he holds responsible for a traumatic childhood incident. Fueled by anger, Malky sets out on a path of vengeance—and discovers that no one can escape the consequences of their sins in this taut thriller.

Also starring Janet Montgomery, Charlie Creed-Miles, and Anne Reid, Retaliation hits digital and VOD on July 24th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.