PTSD victim John Nguyen (Cung Le) is living in a dive hotel in LA, He gets in the middle of a prostitute / Briana Evigan) pimps tussle which launched him into a war against LA mobster Hollis (Dolph Lundgren. Vinnie Jones has a small role.
That is pretty much it. There are fighting and torture scenes as the film comes across as a grindhouse at times. Plot was fairly formula stuff with a lack of memorable dialogue.
Parental Guide: F-bomb, sex, brief nudity.
This material must not be used for commercial purposes, or in any hospital or medical facility. Failure to comply may result in legal action. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: What is a puncture wound? A puncture wound is a hole in the skin made by a sharp, pointed object. The area may be bruised or swollen. You may have bleeding, pain, or trouble moving the affected area. How is a puncture wound diagnosed? Your healthcare provider will examine your injury and look for signs and symptoms of infection. He or she will also check how well you can move the injured area and ask if you have any numbness. Tell your provider how and when you were injured, especially if it was an animal bite. An x-ray, ultrasound, CT, or MRI may show deeper injuries or foreign objects. You may be given contrast liquid to help the injury or objects show up better in the pictures. Tell the healthcare provider if you have ever had an allergic reaction to contrast liquid. Do not enter the MRI room with anything metal. Metal can cause serious injury. Tell the healthcare provider if you have any metal in or on your body. How is a puncture wound treated? Treatment depends on how severe the wound is and when the injury happened. You may need any of the following: Wound cleaning may be needed to remove dirt or debris. This will decrease the chance of infection. Before the wound is cleaned, your healthcare provider may give you medicine to numb the area and help you relax. Medicine to treat pain or prevent a bacterial infection may be given. A tetanus vaccine may be needed. Tell your healthcare provider if you have had the tetanus vaccine or a booster within the last 5 years. You may be given a tetanus shot, if needed. Surgery may be needed if your wound needs a lot of cleaning or removal of deep foreign objects. Your wound may be left open until it heals, or it may be closed with stitches. How can I manage my symptoms? Rest and elevate the injured area above the level of your heart as often as you can. This will help decrease swelling and pain. Prop your injured area on pillows or blankets to keep it elevated comfortably. When should I seek immediate care? You have severe pain. You have numbness or tingling in the area of your wound. Your wound starts bleeding and does not stop, even after you apply pressure. When should I call my doctor? You have new drainage or a bad odor coming from the wound. You have a fever or chills. You have increased swelling, redness, or pain. You have red streaks on your skin coming from your wound. You have questions or concerns about your condition or care. Care Agreement You have the right to help plan your care. Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your healthcare providers to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you. Copyright IBM Corporation 2020 Information is for End User's use only and may not be sold, redistributed or otherwise used for commercial purposes. All illustrations and images included in CareNotes are the copyrighted property of A. D. A. M., Inc. or IBM Watson Health Further information Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances. Medical Disclaimer.
John Nguyen (Le) has all sorts of problems. After serving his country in Iraq, he comes home to L.A. and has to deal with not just his PTSD, but also his lazy, none-too-bright roommate (not sure of his name, but he could possibly be in the next casting for Jersey Shore, if his acting was better. One night Nguyen unleashes his Martial Arts skill on some toughs harassing local prostitute Tanya (Evigan, daughter of My Two Dads' Greg Evigan) and some of the guys die. This upsets crime boss Hollis (Dolph. So Hollis sends some more of his goons to kill Nguyen's family. Now in full revenge mode, Nguyen vows to go after Hollis - but to get there, he must get info from Bennett (Jones) and figure out what the detectives investigating the case know. Will Nguyen get revenge? Will someone die of PUNCTURE WOUNDS? Man, this Cung Le guy looks like Cuba Gooding, Jr. I mean, he REALLY looks like him. Note how on the box art, his Cuba-face is strongly emphasized, while no actors' names are present. Could this be a trick? Well, that aside, it's a dark day in DTV-land once again, as these modern-day productions prove time and again they cannot hold a candle to their far-superior 80's and 90's counterparts. You know it's a bad sign when two separate directors get two separate credits (and on the version on Netflix streaming at least, it's shown under its alternate title, A Certain Justice. Here is no exception. The stupidity is all-encompassing, as everywhere you turn in this movie, something dumb is happening - with the possible exception of Dolph. Whenever he's on screen, things are better, but he and his walrus 'stache can't save this turkey from its own sophomorically-written ways.
It is indeed hard to believe someone over the age of 14 actually wrote this inanity down on pieces of paper. Hey, writers - instead of writing down to us, how about writing UP to us for a change? We're action movie fans, not automatons that will just accept any old slop. From the unnecessary narration, to the gratuitous use of slow motion, to the puzzling stylistic choices such as quick cuts and foggy, blurred edges on screen, to printing the names of the characters on screen as if that matters/has never been done before, to the nu-metal-esque soundtrack, the whole thing seems targeted towards the 'stupid market. It all screams "NEW DTV production" to its detriment. Yes, we're glad Dolph is still working, and it's nice to see mainstays like Vinnie Jones and Robert Lasardo (who is in one scene) so we don't want to seem ungrateful, but Puncture Wounds is just not enjoyable to watch. We're sorry, but there's no getting around that, no matter how hard we try.
The premise is even very similar to fellow Cung Le vehicle Dragon Eyes (2012. Cung moves into an apartment complex in a bad neighborhood in L.A., beats up a bunch of people, and there are crackheads running around. But thankfully Dragon Eyes was directed by John Hyams, so it was better than Puncture Wounds. While we liked seeing Dolph as the baddie, and we thought that was a nice change of pace, it was really a wasted opportunity.
So, yes, Puncture Wounds does have some action, but at what cost? The movie typifies some of the worst aspects of modern-day DTV, unfortunately. We thought it was a tough sit.
Sometimes confused with cuts, puncture wounds are actually small holes rather than tears in the skin. They can disguise much more serious injury, especially when treated as a simple cut rather than a puncture wound, which is why its important to know how to handle these potentially sneaky injuries. Heres your quick guide to puncture wound treatment and prevention: Puncture wounds are often caused by stepping on sharp objects. What are puncture wounds? Puncture wounds are holes in the skin caused by a sharp or pointed object, such as a nail. They dont always bleed, but they can be extremely prone to infection, especially if the object that caused the wound was dirty. According to Healthline, the most common puncture wounds are external injuries that break the skin, caused by falls, car accidents, broken glass, stabbings, razor cuts or bites. Bullet injuries are also considered puncture wounds. How do you treat a puncture wound? If youre in a place where you can wash your hands, always do so before handling a wound to avoid infection. For puncture wounds that bleed, the first concern is to stop the bleeding by applying gentle pressure with a clean bandage or cloth. Verywell Health advised holding the wounded area above heart level if possible, maintaining the pressure for about 15 minutes. When the wound is deep and in a risky location, such as the neck, abdomen, back, pelvis, thigh, or chest, call 911 immediately. As always, for proper care and guidance make sure to call your medical practitioner. Otherwise, when cleaning the puncture wound, The Mayo Clinic suggests rinsing with clean water for five to 10 minutes, then using tweezers sanitized with alcohol to remove remaining dirt or debris. Clean the skin around the wound with soap and water. Apply an antibiotic ointment and cover the area with a clean bandage. Continue to change the dressing daily, and watch for signs of infection such as redness, excess drainage, inflammation or increased pain. Can you prevent a puncture wound? The best way to prevent puncture wounds is to wear proper protective gear when engaging in activities such as sports or machinery operation. Always clear away broken glass and clean up spills immediately to prevent accidental slips. Puncture wounds are vulnerable to infection, so be mindful of avoiding complications or catching signs of infection before they become too serious. The Mayo Clinic advises to seek immediate medical attention if the affected area wont stop bleeding or when the wound was caused by animal bites or dirty metal objects. In the event that you need puncture wound care supplies pronto, talk to your doctor about smartPAC by Advanced Tissue for smart delivery of the products your treatment requires. Please note: blog posts are rarely updated after the original post. Because the medical industry is ever changing; please make certain to reference the current product list as well as up-to-date industry information when considering product selection or treatment. Always consult a physician to discuss specific concerns or questions related to your health.