Saturday, September 29, 2012

Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil

This is creepy. It's plot mirrors the goings on in Korea right now and it's not ashamed to be making a statement about it. I admire the film in that regard, but everything else is crap. It tries too hard to be a serious drama like Thirteen Days and still have all the prerequisite action scenes too. What really bugged me about this flick is that it's made entirely in that uber fast MTV style that really gets on my nerves. The entire thing is shot with a high shutter speed (think Gladiator's action scenes), ultra fast editing and high contrast color correction. It's like a 90 minute music video. I couldn't even tell what was going on during half of the gun battles due to this. Skip it. The original, which was bad in a good way, is far superior.

1.5 out of 5

*written 12/9/06

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