I'm a huge fan of WWII films, it's one of my favorite time periods for movies. This rather dull affair however lacks any real direction I'm afraid and falls foul of a lackluster script and an obviously small budget.
The movie begins with the infamous Malmedy Massacre and 4 troops that have managed to escape into the forest. From there we have a tense and dangerous journey by the four to get back behind their own lines before a major…
I must admit I've never seen John Carpenter's original which is something I hope to fix in the near future. This more glossy looking remake turns the tables on Carpenter's film by having cops as the antagonists here in a typical 21st century look at police corruption.
We get plenty of gun-play, plenty of testosterone heavy dialogue and two fairly hot damsels in distress to keep Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne in check. Trapped in a soon to be defunct…
Don't ask me how I managed to miss this at the cinema, god only knows. Work commitments, illness, fatigue, but after seeing this for the first time on Blu ray I could kick myself. It still looked incredible on my 55 inch screen in the pitch dark, but boy must this have been something in 3D at the IMAX.
Every facet of this film has been groundbreaking. From the revolutionary special effects to the cutting edge technology that delivered them.…