Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil
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- Commentary by director James Dodson
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For all of you out there please consider that this movie had a 3 million budget not 10 million like the first. "A list" actors were used in the first, as opposed to lessor well known in the second. BEL2 had only a three million budget AND had a better effect and a better story line!
Don't be fooled by some reviewers here that exaggerate and can't see past the first movie-
Director James Dodson with a limited budget has done wonders with this movie. His cooperation with the writers and actors is laid out extremely well and the total overall effort, I believe is on par with the first movie .
Not every director with a 3 million dollar budget, has been able to give so much integrity and impact without sacrificing artistic merit. This movie is timely because of world politics and it is easily believable - the way Director James Dodson envisions. It is amazing to me when the first review of a movie gets a negative review and some reviewers jump on the band wagon and follow suit .
A very believable story line.
Well acted and produced.
Well worth a look see.
Edge of the seat action film.
Behind Enemy Lines 2 has an interesting premise and some good political intrigue. Its weakness is the bad action scenes. They are filmed with a shaky camera, apparently to give the scenes a more "realistic" feeling, but succeeding only in making them hard to follow, and often annoying to watch. Shaking the camera that much doesn't make the action scenes more exciting or suspenseful, just less watchable. And this visual style (shaky camera, spastic editing, occasional weird optic "effects") is used not only in action scenes but other scenes as well, especially in the first half of the movie. Halfway through the movie I was annoyed by the movie and thought it would only get a two star rating, but the story became more interesting in the last half, although the bad camerawork continued.
Weak three star rating, would have been much stronger in the hands of a competent director, cameraman and editor.
The story begins promisingly. It is about the mission of the Navy SEAL team to destroy a missile site found in North Korea. When they start to drop out of an airplane flying over the target area, however, the order to abort the mission arrives. The order came too late and four soldiers are left `behind enemy's line.' It is contrived, and considering the geography of Korea, jumping from the sky is too risky and highly implausible (going from the sea is much easier), but well, it is still OK.
Unfortunately the film goes downhill from there. The actions themselves are not bad, but they are poorly edited. Many reviewers (including me) are complaining about the shaky camera, but more problematic is the lack of suspense that was felt in the original "Behind Enemy Lines' or "BAT 21." Instead of giving the thrilling scenes of how US military headquarter communicate the isolated SEALS through the radio and other media, it shows us painful tortures, one old `taxi' and a bizarre car accident on the country road. Frankly I still don't see the point of the last two episodes.
The film also shows us the game of international politics in White House with Peter Coyote's US President and Bruce McGill's stereotyped general.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a really good action film but not near as Good as the first Behind Enemy Lines.Published 6 months ago by Jacry1990
Great movies and was delivered in a small package with no damage.Published 13 months ago by Juan Rivera
NOT even close to the original movie...Honestly? VERY Disappointed...2 stars for the action, that's about it!Published 13 months ago by norcaltakguy
Not as good as the first, but then then almost never are. This one was a little more confusing because it was shot and took place mostly in the dark. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Chuck Cole
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