Number of Times Seen – 1 (1 Jul 2020)
Brief Synopsis – A Federal Marshal tries to find a ring of criminals who murdered his partner while helping a computer hacker escape from the authorities.
My Take on it – This is a film that I recall hearing about when it came out yet never had a real curiosity to watch.
In my quest to watch more films with Wesley Snipes, I came acrss this film and decided to give it a try.
This is a really fun action thriller that works quite well.
It is filled with non stop action that definitely keeps the adrenaline pumping from start to finish.
The plot itself is a relatively simple one for this kind of genre, yet it works quite well in helping establish a backdrop for an action thriller like this one.
The cinematography is great and that helps make the various skydiving scenes look real fascinating and breath taking in the way they are executed.
This helps keep things so enjoyable to watch unfold.
Snipes was a great action hero actor in the 90’s and this film helps accentuate his persona in that field quite well even if he lost his groove not long after this film was made.
The film has a great supporting cast with Yancy Butler and Gary Busey helping to keep things interesting despite the fact that almost all of the characters fit into set stereotypes and caricatures throughout.
Great popcorn flick that delivers.
Bottom Line – Really fun action thriller that really gets the adrenaline pumping. The story is quite shallow, but the fact that they get the action aspect right helps keep it intriguing to watch. Snipes is a great action here and it’s too bad that he passed his prime not long after this film came out, but he was still doing a fine job at the time. The supporting cats is also fun to watch even if most of them are pure stereotypes and caricatures that always end up in these kind of films. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Steven Seagal was originally set to play U.S. Marshal Pete Nessip, but left the project to return as Navy SEAL Casey Rayback in Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995). He was reportedly offered $15 million for the role. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)
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