Vympel wrote:Just got back from seeing this with Chris O'Farrell.
It was surprisingly un-terrible.
Some random initial thoughts:-
* Some of the acting is really bad. Lee (asian dude), especially, is obviously in the running for the Hayden Christensen award. I was always expecting him to start talking about sand.
* The 'Coalition' enemy soldiers are a bit too science-fiction - they're dressed completely in black and have these weird helmets and bulky body armor. Why they're dressed in black is a mystery - it's almost as if they knew that every action scene would take place at night, when their uniforms wouldn't look as ridiculous!
* The CGI can be a bit shonky. Whoever did the CGI model for our F/A-18s canted the tail fins outward at a ridiculous angle.
* I still don't know what the Coalition fighters were supposed to be. They looked like a cross between the HAL Tejas, the Chengdu J-10, the Mirage series - any delta wing you care to name.
Still, the action scenes were pretty entertaining- the chase with the garbage truck was especially amusing, even if it was complete bullshit - I didn't know the cab of garbage trucks was impervious to assault rifle and machine gun fire.
I don't watch most movies, so this won't be a hard one to miss. I can't say this sounds like the worst movie, since it's been topped by the race war movie Machete.
The soldiers with the all black and bulky body armor are probably not meant to be seen as real troops. Movies, even when trying to seem based in a familiar setting often use unrealistic uniforms. It's because they don't want the audience to think "oh I've seen this before" and or have something semi-recognizable by the general public. Thanks for the critique, now I won't be wasting 11 bucks.