Dynamically Dumb Dud
L. B. Godin | Cleveland, Ohio United States | 02/16/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The premise of this flick is as worn as a ragged dish towel. We go with Jack Logan(Joe Lara)who plays a mission specialist who is sent to track down the predictable lunatic(Udo Kier)who has a device called Doomsdayer capable of destroying every nuclear site on the earth with a magnetic pulse to correct all the wrongs done by this society. Presuming such a device actually exists does the audience actually care if Jack Logan with the perfectly coiffed short doo who runs around with a hand held computer, walks and talks like a monotoned wind-up toy saves the world? I doubt it. This movie insults viewer intelligence. Take the scene where Logan meets an old friend of his who for some silly reason at that moment they meet dresses like a Mexican padre, enjoys blowing things up and calls it "art". Being a pyromaniac isn't "art" nor should destruction be condoned as such. Or take the scene where the English military man is housed with this tough talking woman whose in charge of putting out agents to deter terrorists, answers the phone and says as he looking at his woman boss: "Yes Mr. Prime Minister, no, Mr. Prime Minister..." hangs up and says to her: "That was the Prime Minister". She's not stupid or deaf nor is the audience. Utilizing the tired concept of let's save the world from distruction by equally annoying terrorists at a time when 'happy' films should be released, this dynamically dumb dud needed to be blown up in the cutting room waste basket to save the world. Now that would've been "art"!"