I am a Gina Garano fan so my review is admittedly biased. This movie was actually a lot better than what I was anticipating. Going from womens MMA pioneer to Hollywood action heroine is a tough leap, but each time I see her, I really think Gina Carano has gotten better as an actress. Mallory Cane was ok and all as a character in her last film, Haywire, but I feel that Hollywood hasn't really found the right niche for Gina Carano. I think this character she plays in In The Blood is a better fit for her than Mallory Kane as it showed off not Gina's awesome fighting skills, but also her natural charm and beautiful smile. And my god is that woman stacked. She is truly built like an Amazon. I think of her in a Wonder Woman costume and only imagine what could have been. Gina Carano has the potential to be a great female action hero given the right vehicle. If anything what I felt this movie lacked was well....more Gina! Seriously, stop trying to make Gina Carano into Meryl Streep. She's gorgeous and charming and man, that girl hits hard! Let's see her doing more of that! I think this movie would have been better if you had explained Ava's backstory more and did less drama. I want to see Gina Carano kicking people's butts, not scenes of nefarious criminals searching houses. Should have made it a straight up kidnapping, explain a little more of her backstory and why she's so good at fighting, and then show her kicking butt!. Overall, I liked this movie, it was definitely worth the rental especially if you are a Carano fan or like to see a strong female action film. Hollywood needs more female action heroes. I look forward to when Hollywood catches up to Gina Carano and finds the perfect action heroine part for her because I find it a helluva lot more believable to see a woman like Gina Carano knock out 4 men in a room than I do Scarlett Johansen.