Angel of Death is a 2009 film compiled from a miniseries produced for Crackle TV, starring stuntwoman Zoë Bell as Eve, an assassin for the Chicago mob. The screenplay was written by Ed Brubaker, known to me primarily for his work in Marvel comic books. Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but normally “web original” would inspire even less confidence in me than “made for TV” or “direct to video” would. Further, while I thought Brubaker was a decent comic book writer, he wasn’t one where I’d automatically pick up anything he wrote, and it’s not like I ever said “Hey, this guy should write a movie”.
But Crackle and YouTube both feature it fairly prominently among their selections; well, it was made for Crackle, they would. And Hulu kept recommending it as “highly rated by Hulu users.” Then IMDb started getting into the act, based on other things I’d watched and rated (though this is sometimes pretty spurious as well.) So, seeing as it was only an hour and seventeen minutes long, I figured why not? All I’ve got to lose is a small amount of time. Continue reading