The Base 2: Guilty as Charged
from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
guess there is a series of these in the hyphen world (straight-to-vid
or made-for-cable). Antonio Sabato plays a secret military policeman
who goes undercover to expose naughty goings-on in the Army.
he's after a renegade Colonel (James Remar) who runs a personal
vengeance squad, a star chamber that executes anyone who commits a
crime and sneaks free from the clutches of the standard military
is topless in a very dark sex scene with Sabato
kicks some butt, falls in love with the only female member of the
death squad (Hey, I made that same mistake), gets caught, and has to endure the terrifying
"seven hardships of unending speeches about loyalty".
low-budget, no-frills formula picture, but competently performed, coherently
related, and with plenty of fight scenes.
DVD info from Amazon.
bare bones. Way
overpriced at 21 bucks. Will probably be available on the bargain
racks or used within a month.
|This was directed by competent veteran
Mark Lester, who has been doing this for thirty years now (25 feature
films). No Oscars in there, but workmanlike output of grade b
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it 4.8, Apollo users 47/100.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C-. Barely watchable if you like
this type of film. If not, avoid. No crossover appeal.
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