The Last Sentinel on Sci Fi Channel! Sweet!
Hey all! So glad to read that the world will finally get to see and
judge for itself when the film premiers on the Sci Fi Channel in a
month or so. I have seen the film and I gotta say, don't believe the
negative press posted on this site.
This film is equal to or better than any premiere Sci Fi has ever had
and definitely hella (yeah I used that word) better than some of the
recent genre films to hit the theaters. Need I mention Doom? What's
wrong with being a bang 'em up, blow 'em up flick? Sure the trailer
looks that way, but personally there's nothing I like better that
watching a bunch of stuff blow up on TV while munchin on my bag o'
popcorn. And in this movie, stuff blows up and then blows up some more.
Katee is great and looking mighty fine, even when covered in blood and
guts. I hope this will lead her into more features. Trust me when I say
that Katee on film is a good thing. Did I mention that the mighty fine
Katee Sackhoff digs electronically enhanced and genetically engineered
super soldiers? I already got my cameo and boots on order at my local
army surplus store.
Some of you martial arts fans might be disappointed in the lack of
kung-fu by the former world champ Don "The Dragon" Wilson, but
sometimes even a guy who is used to knocking out foes with his bare
hands needs to take out some aggressions by emptying a few hundred
rounds into anything that ain't human. That's right, those drones are
just too ugly to let live (wait 'till you see them without the
Bokeem Woodbine and Keith David are also in the film, albeit in a
smaller capacity, but they do help deliver some of the most memorable
scenes throughout. Let's hope that someday there will be a prequel made
and we get to see the back story on those characters. Born to fight and
engineered to kill, the soldiers of the EE700th will give you a gut
check. Did I already mention that Katee digs super soldiers?
So in conclusion, don't take my word for it. Don't take anyone else's
word for it. Watch it on Sci Fi on May 1st and see for yourself. Then
come back here and pucker up, cuz I told you so.
Bad plot, bad dialog, bad action sequences
Take a studio back-lot (generic buildings), a few LA roof-top scenes
and an abandoned oil-refinery, and you have the settings for this
movie. So if the scenery is nothing to look at, then the plot or the
dialog must be good, right? Well, as far as I'm concerned this movie
misses on every front.
I was initially drawn to this movie by the presence of Ms Kitoff (er,
sorry, Sackoff). Unfortunately, I wish I had never paid to rent this
movie. We do get a scene or two with Ms Sackoff exposing a fair amount
of flesh, but not much more than we've seen on BSG - so no big
incentive there! If you main reason is to watch her in action, I
wouldn't bother. She appears about 20 minutes in to the movie, stays
around for about 20 minutes and then only reappears in the last few
The gun fights are abysmal - no one aims and apparently the drones are
programmed not to hit our two heroes!! Why the drones, which have taken
over the whole of the US, are holed up in such a dive is not entirely
clear (unless the explanation was in the bit I fast-forwarded through
(something I never normally do)).
This project had the feel of a film school project where the director
got some of his buddies over to shoot a film over a couple of days
using a lot of improvisation. Then they tried to put it in to some sort
of coherent shape in the editing room. Unfortunately they failed!!.