My Name is Vendetta (2022)
Director: Cosimo Gomez
Screenplay: Sandrone Dazieri, Franco Fraternale, Cosimo Gomez
Stars: Alessandro Gassmann, Ginevra Francesconi
Santo, a former mob hitman, has been living a quiet life with his wife, daughter and brother for years. When his former boss learns where Santo lives, a hit team is sent in to kill him. The team takes out Santo’s brother and Santo’s wife. His daughter gets away. Santos arrives home to the massacre. He finds his daughter and then begins to take revenge…
Thoughts (beware of spoilers)…
I was expecting better for My Name is Vendetta.
Santos’ daughter creates the situations that leads to her mother and uncle’s death by not listening to her dad. Then after they are murdered she disobeys him again causing their location to be known again. This makes her character pretty unlikeable from the start.
The action ranges from good to boring. The fact that Santos’ former mafia employers have access to technology that can find him so easily is just too unrealistic. The ending was also unsatisfying. All of these issues point to a need for tighter writing.
My Name is Vendetta earns 2 of 5 stars.