Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
RoboCop (Blu-ray)
$5.00
Ender's Game (Blu-ray)
$13.00
Gravity 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Gravity (Blu-ray)
$12.99
Mallrats (Blu-ray)
$9.96
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Blu-ray)
$12.99
8-Film Action Collection (Blu-ray)
$7.99
Gremlins (Blu-ray)
$4.99
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Blu-ray)
$5.99
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Blu-ray)
$10.99
The Goonies (Blu-ray)
$4.99
Reality Bites (Blu-ray)
$9.96
Weird Science (Blu-ray)
$6.96
Robin Hood (Blu-ray)
$14.99
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Blu-ray)
$17.99
Smokey and the Bandit (Blu-ray)
$9.96
Madagascar: The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
$34.96
Brother Bear / Brother Bear 2 (Blu-ray)
$13.99
Rambo 1-3 Box Set (Blu-ray)
$14.96


Releases


 Release calendar
 New releases
 Coming soon
 New covers
 Recently listed

Reviews


 New reviews
 New user reviews

Top lists


 Best movies (all time)

Best movies by year


 2014
 2013
 2012
 2011
 2010
 2009
 2008
 2007
 2006
 2005
 2004
 2003
 2002
 2001
 2000
 1999
 1998
 1997
 1996
 1995
 1994
 1993
 1992
 1991
 1990
 1989
 1988
 1987
 1986
 1985
 1984
 1983
 1982
 1981
 1980
 1979
 1978
 1977
 1976
 1975
 1974
 1973
 1972
 1971
 1970
 1969
 1968
 1967
 1966
 1965

Search


 Search movies


Java Heat


2013 | 104 min | R | 2.39:1

Java Heat

Rating


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
6.8
/10
2
ratings.


User reviews


No user reviews yet, post one

Movie appeal

 
Action100%
Thriller-

0
fans

34
Blu-ray
collections
2
DVD
collections

Theatrical release date


 10 May, 2013

Country of origin


 United States

Links


 

Overview Preview Cast & crew User reviews News Forum

Screenshots from Java Heat Blu-ray

Java Heat Preview  

4
 / 10
Preview by Brian Orndorf, May 9, 2013

After securing blushes from teen girls worldwide with his supporting role in the “Twilight” series (playing Emmett, the vamp bruiser), Kellan Lutz is looking to break out on his own, accepting starring vehicles that require displays of strength and beefcakery. However, the true star of “Java Heat” is the Indonesian island where the location takes place, often displaying more nuance and personality than any of the performers onscreen. Rote and uneventful, “Java Heat” could’ve easily starred Jean-Claude Van Damme 15 years ago and probably would’ve been a total gas. Today, we’re stuck with Lutz, who doesn’t have the Euro charm or martial art prowess required to gift the production an identifying trait.



An American with a score to settle, Jake Travers (Kellan Lutz) has traveled to Indonesia to track Malik (Mickey Rourke), a supervillain with his eyes on a specific prize of rare jewelry, currently owned by a local princess, Sultana (Atiqah Hasiholan). Using a devastating terrorist bombing to cover for a scheme of kidnapping, Malik nabs Sultana during the chaos, hiding her away in his lair for future use. Managing to inch close to Malik in the moments before the explosion, Jake is caught by the local police at the scene of the crime, with Officer Hashim (Ario Bayu) responsible for interrogating his elusive suspect, trying to crack the depth and motivation of Jake’s secretive past. Realizing that Jake’s declarations of innocence are true, Hashim pairs up with the ex-Marine, hoping to take down Malik before he causes additional mayhem on his mission to get rich, eventually taking the cop’s family hostage to ensure the ease of his escape.

Enjoying a thriving action film industry of its own, Indonesia is rarely visited by American productions, making “Java Heat” a novelty with its sweltering locations and observance of local customs. Using the land’s combustible mix of Christian and Muslim populations, co-writer/director Conor Allyn cooks up a story of religious tension and terrorism, attempting to compact such a bottomless discussion into action movie tropes for easier consumption. The bullets fly fast and proud in “Java Heat,” with numerous opportunities for stand-offs and chases, keeping viewers sufficiently glazed as our heroes are battered by baddies, requiring the use of quick feet and itchy trigger fingers. There’s promise in the opening that Allyn might use the pressure of the land to create a picture with a real identity, but the excitement doesn’t last for long, especially with this cast in charge of the screenplay’s infrequent subtleties.



Lutz is brawny and handsome, but there’s little creative evidence to back up his insistence on a longstanding acting career. “Java Heat” understands the performer’s limitations, putting weapons into his hands and requiring nudity to appease the errant “Twilight” fan that happens to come across the effort. In fact, there’s even a “Twilight” joke cracked during the action, just to keep the movie that much more self-aware. Lutz isn’t convincing with dramatic pleas of innocence or when Jake has to plumb the depths of his guilt to sway Hassan to his side, while the script’s design of deception with the lead’s shifting identity is lost on the actor, who only has the one note he can play convincingly. Thankfully, Bayu is a heartier actor, carrying the emotional weight with less visible strain, making Hassan’s moments the strongest of the feature.

Mickey Rourke’s wandering around the picture as well, though his participation is barely noticed. Accepting an Indonesian vacation in exchange for vague accent work and a halfhearted spewing of threats, Rourke doesn’t strike any notes of fear, looking as bored as ever. The screenplay overcooks villainy to make a point about Malik’s loathsome nature, turning the kidnapping enthusiast into greasy man with a taste for underage boys, accomplishing a great deal of damage during his trip to Java. It’s an unnecessary addition, giving the film a coating of ickiness it doesn’t need.



“Java Heat” retains a sense of humid, bustling street life and domestic tradition, making jaunts into the swarming population more interesting than anything the dreary plot has to offer. It’s violent enough to numb, but Allyn doesn’t launch the effort to rousing heights of escapism. In the end, “Java Heat” works better as a travelogue than an international actioner.

Starring: Kellan Lutz, Mickey Rourke, Ario Bayu
Director: Conor Allyn

» See full cast & crew




Have you seen this movie?



Rate and write your own review

 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Mallrats
2. Scanners
3. Frozen
4. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
5. Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: V...
6. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
7. Ride Along
8. Double Indemnity
9. Gravity 3D
10. Ender's Game
11. Touch of Evil
12. The Big Chill
13. RoboCop
14. The Jungle Book
15. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Trending in Theaters
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2. The Raid 2
3. Oculus
4. RoboCop
5. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
6. Noah
7. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
8. The Grand Budapest Hotel
9. Frozen
10. The LEGO Movie
11. Draft Day
12. Rio 2
13. Thor: The Dark World
14. Under the Skin
15. The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Frozen
2.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
3.  The Pirate Fairy
4.  Gravity
5.  Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
6.  RoboCop
7.  Gravity 3D
8.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
9.  Ender's Game
10.  Rocky: Heavyweight Collection
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  The Lego Movie
2.  Space Battleship Yamato: Movie
3.  The Lego Movie
4.  Lone Survivor
5.  The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
6.  The Monuments Men
7.  Noah
8.  Veronica Mars: The Movie
9.  True Detective: The Complete First ...
10.  Pompeii 3D
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Frozen
$19.96, Save 56%
2.  The Pirate Fairy
$19.96, Save 46%
3.  Gravity
$12.99, Save 64%
4.  Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
$12.99, Save 68%
5.  RoboCop
$5.00, Save 75%
6.  Gravity 3D
$19.99, Save 56%
7.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
$17.99, Save 55%
8.  Ender's Game
$13.00, Save 67%
9.  Despicable Me 2
$14.99, Save 50%
10.  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
$19.99, Save 50%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


RoboCop

 United States


$19.99 $5.00





Ender's Game

 United States


$39.99 $13.00





Gravity 3D

 United States


$44.95 $19.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices