Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Rufus Sewell, Devon Sawa, Bridgette Wilson, Rupert Graves, Heino Ferch
Director: Christian Duguay
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
A TELEVISION COMMERCIAL SHOOT IN AUSTRIAN ALPS FEATURINGEXTREME SKIING GOES TERRIBLY WRONG WHEN THE FILM CREW UNKNOWINGLY CAPTURES A WANTED SERBIAN WAR CRIMINAL ON FILM. IT'S A BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL BETWEEN THE WAR CRIMINAL ... more »
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A terrible waste of time and money
B. Olalekan | Nashville, TN United States | 11/30/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this movie yesterday. My, was I disappointed! It was nothing more than the story of 5 friends who decided to go ski in a mountain range for a commercial. While there they accidentally filmed a wartime criminal who had previously feigned his death in a plane crash. It is often hard to follow the story, and the whole thing drags on ad infinitum. I hardly sleep at a movie; I did while watching this tripe.
75% of the movie consisted of overjoyed men and women skiing all over the place. This is the only part that might appeal to teens who are into such things. If you saw the trailer,you would remember there was something about some terrorists who were trying to blow up the world? That was addedd at the end (about 3% of the movie). It made very little sense.
Overall, this movie was grossly misrepresented in the trailer. I gave it 1 star because I couldn't do less. It is a complete waste of time and money. Should you decide to go see it, make sure you sip a cup of coffee before you go, as you might need it to stay awake.
What a tripe!"
Dethman007 | 09/04/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I rented this movie on VHS because that was teh only formate they had. I think its pretty FReaking Lame. The Sport Sequeces are cool, but aside from that it was very boring. Basicly i Think this movie was yet another example of Hollywood Movie Trash."
Dethman007 | 08/23/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This movie had the worst most predictable plot in the world. It's your typical " Run from the insane russian terrorists " plot you've seen over and over again. The dialogue is also pretty stupid with one-liners like " Sup B****es " and " Wicked Cool, man ". However, the stunt sequences were pretty awesome. And whats the deal with the dvd features? There's hardly any features on it!"
Some Good Stunts Killed by Bad Editing and Silly Plot
Tsuyoshi | Kyoto, Japan | 07/06/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Though I give only two stars to this film, that doesn't mean that I didn't enjoy it. I don't care if the plot is too silly. That's OK. I don't care a British guy plays an American. Many do that in this business. But I hate when there are good materials, and when they are ruined like in this film. I mean, its stunts.The characters -- Devon Sawa ("Final Destination"), Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Rupert Graves, Rufus Sewell, Joe Absolom, Jana Paranske -- are hired to make a promotion video for Japanese client. (Inexplicably, only Ms. Wilson-Sampras is American among the main cast. Devon Sawa is Canadian.) They are going to travel to the Alps, all camping out in the construction site of a resort hotel up on a lonely mountain. But when this rag-tag team encounter a group of terroists (don't ask me why), they are forced to use their skills for extreme sports to survive the deadly fight against them.The story is silly, but not bad. "Cliffhanger" was silly -- you know, Sly must have been dead within five minutes with that clothes -- but not a bad actioner after all, giving a series of great stunts. And "Extreme Ops" offers some great stunts, and actors are certainly doing their jobs. See, for example, Devon Sawa hanging from the tail of the train, strapped to it by ropes. You can see people doing skateboarding on a moving train, behind a moving train, and so on.But the drirector Christian Dugay arrange them in a meaningless way, editing so badly that you just don't know what is going on particularly in the first scenes about the canoe riding. To make matters worse, as the film reaches its climax, you will see the cheesy CGIs, a crazy soldier with bad acting, and some ridiculous tactics that the characters use to protect them from the killers, all of which tell that the film is running out of tricks, and this feeling kills the excitement this kind of film should offer.Not so bad as some people say, but "Extreme Ops" tells us why "XXX" is a great fun -- charisma of Vin Diesel, sexy Asia Argento, and great stunts aptly shown on the screen, all of which lack here.Trivia: "Yana" is played by Liliana Komorowska, wife of director Christian Dugay, and she can be seen many of his films like "Screamers.""