FALLEN ANGEL; REVENGE
Unfortunately, unlike Cop, Eternal Revenge suffers from a crucial blandness of heart. Cop was dark and driven while this is dull. More to the point, Eternal Revenge suffers from a moral weakness of chin. In Cop, Lesley Ann Warren was avenging herself on a group of guys who raped her; here we find out that Michelle Johnsons avenging woman was not even raped as we are led to believe but that (with an astonishing blandness on the films part) the guys merely harassed her and she fell off a railway overbridge in trying to get away. It is something that almost excuses them and makes Michelle Johnsons character into someone who is clearly unbalanced. As a film, it has a dullness of spirit there is no anger to it. Indeed, as a film, it has nothing to say, all it is is just cliché.
The film is also badly directed. Marc S. Greiner has no idea how to handle actors. There is a completely laughable opening scene where Alexandra Pauls detective goes into an apartment where wife Rebecca Downey is holding a gun on husband Emidio Macchetti for beating her, where Paul invokes the wife to kill the husband then takes the gun and offers to do the job herself, shoots at him, deliberately misses and threatens to return and do the job properly if he does not behave. Any police officer that did such a thing could guarantee being instantly suspended from the force.
Former Baywatch (1989-2001) babe Alexandra Paul fails to do a particularly good job of acting tough. Even worse, Michelle Johnson, who seems to be appearing in a lot of Canadian films these days, has a trashy role in the one-dimensional part of the avenging woman and plays campily. Like a number of Canadian films, this has an identity crisis and is posing at being set in America the location is mentioned as being Philadelphia and there are American flags littered in the background.