Remarkably bland attempt at a cheap television series
When the first lady is kidnapped by some terrorists demanding something
or other, Joshua McCord is dispatched to rescue her and, against all
the odds, he does. However after the mission he cannot help but feel
that he is getting too old for these dangerous missions and even his
mentor agrees. With help from his companion Que, McCord selects special
forces soldier Deke Slater only problem being that Slater is
currently doing 30 years in prison for disobeying an order, hitting an
officer and killing an inmate.
Some television movies are made because they deal with subjects best
suited to the small screen; however some are made because the companies
need some filler that will draw the undemanding audience and keep them
watching long enough to sell them lots of stuff in the adverts guess
which type this film is? That's right, this is filler and nothing but
filler. The plot is about an old hand taking on a new student to make
him an all-kicking hero from just this summary it pretty much writes
itself and you can see that it is aimed at repeating this formula over
a weekly, or movie-special basis. It tries to push the buttons but it
gets sillier and sillier, to the point where it goes out of its way to
drag in backstory and the Veitnamise into the final story with almost
laughable results! The training and mission structure allows for bits
of dialogue and plenty of kicking. However the dialogue is flat and
obvious while the kicking is never that exciting or stylish, just
looking like every other action series kicking around on the cable
The cast rise to the challenge by matching the average material blow
for blow. Norris sleep walks his way through the lead role happy to
have a bit of cash in his pocket but seemingly damned if he'll do more
than that. Neal is typical "special forces hardnut" stuff but if I
walked past him in the street I still wouldn't recognise him because he
is just very samey and uninteresting. Tung is quite cute and is at
least sassy not much but it makes her look like an Oscar contender
next to these two blocks of action wood. The support cast are just as
bad as the lead two wooden stereotypes down to the slightest
Overall this is action filler for the cable stations, pushing all the
basic buttons for beered up viewers. The plot does everything you
expect it to, the acting is wooden, the dialogue clunky at best and the
action is enjoyable enough but has nothing special or unique about it.
If you are a very undemanding action fan who has had a few beers then
by all means, try this out, it might just satisfy you but it certainly
did nothing in particular for me..
jeru watch The Brood movie
i like this movie.the president.graet.
seranie watch Babylon 5: A Call To Arms movie
chuck norris is the man.
pat10661 watch Chicano Blood movie
a chuck norris i must have my missus has not seen this one.
jeru watch Dracula movie
great movie.love this.
the Chuck in action
so like, when I first saw this movie, my reaction was something like:
WOW...., I mean, after I saw Seagal's Hard To Kill I thought it would
be impossible to kick that much ass in a movie, but Chuck came, saw and
you need to love the scene where Chuck breaks a few necks, every one of
em sounding like a whole tree is coming down, this man knows what
brutal means. its highly possible that you dislike this movie, because
you are a pussy, if so, I hope you will run in to Chuck himself one
day, and get your head roundhouse-kicked off.
this movie kicks a mass amount of ass, and is recommended for Norris
fans, yes, the few people who DO know quality in movies..