November 25, 2012
Another disappointing remake.
Every once in a while we get a decent remake of an older film. Sadly, this wasn't one of those times. Were it not for the recycled character names and the title, one would see very few similarities. And that's not necessarily a bad thing either, but this movie just wasn't very good.
Chris Hemsford is a convincing action movie star and he played a decent role. HIs little band of citizen soldiers made the North Koreans look like chumps. The action was pretty good, in a generic modern action movie sort of way. The movie spent way too much time on character development, and failing at it. The concept of teamwork was a recurring theme, but the story kept supporting the character who puts his personal agenda ahead of team survival.
I suppose it's okay as long as you don't pay attention to little stuff like story, theme, character or plot, and as long as you can just let action compensate for bad writing. But I'm telling my friends to skip this one and watch the original again.
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