“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Monday, February 27, 2017
Mirror Wars: Reflection One (2005)
How bad is it? Dull action film, but not awful. Should you see it? No. Unless you're a huge fan of the cast or of fighter jets.
This is a Cold War actioner that is a bit different, as it's from the Russian point of view. Malcolm McDowell plays a arms dealer who wants to steal a special Russian fighter jet. The hero is a Russian pilot considered a traitor because of a romantic fling with an American who happened to be an intelligence agent. There's a lot of good flying sequences and crashes, not done in CGI for a change, but the film is still dull, with McDowell, Armand Assante and Rutger Hauer (in a small part) sleepwalking through their roles. There's some stock footage of tigers and the dubbing isn't great, but there's nothing too terrible about this; it's just a waste of time.