YOU JUST GOT BOONED!!!
Shallow Graves Magazine had the pleasure of interviewing Johnny Mundo at C2E2 in April for ‘Lucha Underground’ little did we know, John was their that weekend for a duel purpose, not only for ‘Lucha Underground’ but for the screening of his new movie ‘Boone The Bounty Hunter’, in which he not only starred in, but wrote and produced. Where do I start on describing this movie…How about the beginning.
Synopsis: When fame-seeking reality show bounty hunter, Boone, attempts to bring down a drug lord and his empire, he uncovers more than he bargains for and learns that justice means more than ratings.
The synopsis does not do this movie justice. Opening scene has Kevin Sorbo (Hercules The Legendary Journeys) running for his car, as he tries to quickly unlock it, he sees something off camera that his him giving up on the car and running his ass off down the street. We soon learn he is running from the one and only Boone The Bounty Hunter (John Hennigan). This man I swear is 1/2 Gazelle and 1/2 Gorilla and moves so gracefully, while running, flipping, and using everything around him as a prop, like riding a huge blue garbage bin down the street, using a flying flip and landing right on Kevin Sorbo without missing a beat, not to mention the best tag line ever, “You just got Booned. You’re welcome America!” Love it!
Of course behind every great man is a great team, and Boone is no exception. Rounding out the team is Denny (Osric Chau) who is an electronic genius, Kat (Spencer Grammer), driver and kick ass extraordinaire, and backup muscle and devoted dad Jackson (Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson).
Upon learning that his show has been given the ax, Boone calls in a favor to his old DEA buddy Cage Bickle (Corbin Bernsen), who gives him a case involving a young man Ryan Davenport (Jonathan Lipnicki), who has fled to mexico to avoid standing trial in the death of his girlfriend who died after snorting a new souped up version of cocaine that Ryan’s father, Cole Davenport (Richard Tyson), who is a drug lord, was about to put out on the streets.
Turns out the town the kid is holding up in, is owned by the Davenport’s which leads to a whole bunch of trouble for Boone, Kat, and Denny. After a fight in a bar, owned by a man named Walker (Lorenzo Lamas), Boone catches up with Ryan and stashes him in a port a potty for safety, which was a gag moment for me. Meanwhile, Kat and Denny are captured by the local police.
This is where the movie truly hits its height. With action scenes reminiscent of the 80’s where there is more action and less blood. The action sequences where Boone takes on Davenport’s hired guns the Cardoza Brothers aka Millie Vanilli (Lateef Crowder) and (T.J Storm), both of whom are martial artists and professional stunt men. The fights were flawless and well choreographed, showing these men not only know what they are doing but work really well together with a fight style one would see in Jackie Chan movies.
In the end Boone, Kat, and Denny together with the town revolt, with a totally kickass fight scene between Kat and Davenport’s henchwoman Tess (Jane Park Smith), again great choreogaraphy!
In the end, Davenport meets a fiery death, all captured on camera thanks to Denny and ‘Boone The Bounty Hunter’ is picked up for another season.
‘Boone The Bounty Hunter’, is available at Walmart (In-store and online) as well as these VOD Platforms: