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DVDs i have seen in a long time. The characters are
credible, the story moves along at a good pace and
the directing was good for a movie of this type.
In many ways the plot was a combination of Under
Siege 2 and Cliff Hanger. In fact, some of the the
scenes of the jet crashing into the ground seem to
be directly "borrowed" from the latter. Arnold Vosloo
from the Mummy movies is an excellent choice as Russian
general/mobster Simconov. Ursula Karven is luscious. A
bit of macabre humour involves one of Simconov's men -
apparently something of a vampire, he enjoys biting
into and mutilating men he has shot. The film has a surprise
ending that make the story more interesting. A good DVD to see.
I have to admit, I watched this for the Flannery factor and he did not disappoint, but bar the cannibal Russian, there were no truly interesting characters developed here.
Arnold Vosloo was a great bad guy, but that can probably be attributed more to his legacy as the evil mummy than to anything he did in this film. By his mere presence, you just *know* he is a cool, evil dude without him ever speaking.
Dealing with the subject of terrorism and even referring to Sept 11 at one point, you get the feeling that either this movie was played down in lieu of the attacks, (I have no idea when this movie was written or filmed), or else simply lacks any feeling of real danger. Even the Long Kiss Goodnight did it better at the end with stressing the audience. Whatever it is, the dire threat does not seem too terrible or fantastical at all, perhaps not when we know the world is capable of far greater evil, perhaps because it's all been done before on film.
It does, however, steam along at a great pace though and has plenty of action to carry you along.
Worth it if only to see Agent Brooks (Flannery) in nothing but his bracelet <g>. Hey, I'm a woman, what can I say :-)
They literally stole scenes from Runaway Train in this. Not the ideas, they stole the filmed scenes. The train kept going from one engine to the four in RT. The continuity was a joke. Had a semi truck go from tandem axle to single back to tandem.
Seems like some of the actors must have had a house payment coming up.
The acting isn't ponderous or terribly compelling, the story line is interesting, perhaps a little predictable.
What kills the movie is the huge number of continuity problems.
The soundtrack is terrible. Typical canned background score.
I don't want to say too much about this movie. Watch it once. Or not. Its not the end of the world either way.
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