Rogue ★★★½

Chunky DTV fun. Megan Fox leads a band of mercenaries extracting some trafficked girls from a remote village who then wind up besieged by an angry, super hungry escaped abused lioness! Fox is a pretty convincing badass, the supporting cast is capable, diverse and granted a lot of snappy dialogue, the action is solid -- creatively lensed without too much cutting to hide the very thinly-stretched budget, and the digital effects are charmingly awful. Simple subtext about the karmic revenge that awaits victimizers of all stripes. Bonus, directed by a trans woman. Extra half star for the Backstreet Boys joke.

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