Save your time and money...
Tim | MI, USA | 01/19/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This looked like a nicely packaged movie that could have been an entertaining action type film. But... a weak plot, along with bad acting, some annoying and at times dizzying and shaky hand-held camera work, and a really disapointing so-called 5.1 surround soundtrack that lacked any punch or special effects at all including some really bad theme music (there was plenty of opportunity to at least enjoy a powerful digital surround sound experience with the aircraft scenes in the movie) make this one a waste of time and money. I suggest "Broken Arrow" if you want something along this line but of a much higher caliber in all respects mentioned above."
Watchable, but dopey...
Mark Savary | Seattle, WA | 03/23/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Good ol' direct-to-video Dolph (Lundgren, that is), stars in this fanciful tale of conspiracy. His character, Major Jack Holloway (family-man and top secret stealth jet pilot), gets the blame when the new stealth jet he flies gets stolen from its secret base. The jet is just jam-packed with oodles of new stealth tech, and Dolph quickly goes on the square-jawed rampage to try and determine who stole the jet so he can clear his name. Along the way, he gets the help of his buddy Captain 'Sparks' Johnson, and a pair of FBI agents.First off, this is not a movie that is in any danger of being nominated for an Oscar. That being said, there's actually a lot to like here, despite the Made-for-the-USA-Network feel of the production.Yvonne Zima plays Holloway's stereotypical daughter-in-danger. Probably the best known cast member besides Lundgren, Zima played a regular character on "E.R.", Rachel Greene. She has also appeared in "Bed of Roses", and as another "daughter-in-danger" in "The Long Kiss Goodnight". She's really pretty good, and avoids the pitfalls of being the annoying, helpless kid that is the usual path for this kind of character in action movies.As an arch nemesis, Robert Miano lends a degree of credibility to an otherwise direct-to-video offering. He has the proper weight as an actor to play a believable bad guy, and he serves admirably here. Proof that a good actor can overcome a weak script.Mystro Clark is also pretty good as the ground controller buddy of Holloway, Captain "Sparks". Think of him as a sort of toned-down version of Chris Tucker (who himself is a sort of a toned-down Martain Lawrence). Playing both comedy and more serious moments seemed to come easily to him, and I hope he has more opportunities to both show and fine-tune his acting talents.The best unknown of the bunch, however, has to be the lovely Kimberley Davies as half of an FBI duo of agents trying to crack the case of the mysterious anti-government conspiracy. Probably one of the most beautiful women in front of a camera today, Davies is better known for her work in the UK and Australia than she is here in the USA (hopefully this will change).Besides the cast, I did like some of the location work, and the decent footage of what appeared to be a real stealth fighter. You won't see anything shatteringly awesome here, unless it is the shot from a camera bolted onto a van that gets blown up and flips end over end. Personally, however, I thought Airwolf could have taken out the fancy stealth plane with no problem."
Dolph Lundgren- need I say more?
ewey6 | Vanderbilt | 02/29/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After reading the above review I had to put one in. Lundgren does not make the best films, but they are all entertaining. This movie is a classic plot, good military versus bad military in a fight for time in order to save his family and the President. It is a cute movie, and it is not as bad with the special effects as the above person pretends. (Although the woman that plays his wife is pretty awful.) I recomend you rent it and then decide. But at least give it a chance."