Because American people don't know anything about Serbia, or their people. So you've got this team of five special agents that go around doing these international deeds of good will and shooting people for kicks. Consulate that her mission is futile, that neither the United States nor the British government can help her. This show has a chance, and possible staying potential, but it would be a good idea to see if former cast-mates Mark Sheppard and Réal Andrews can be lured back. Storywise, the movie was really dropping the ball toward its end, which was a shame since I really was with the movie at first. The acting is shallow, the score is bad, the script and dialog totally disengaging.
I'd be more comprehensive but this movie doesn't deserve any more of my time to be spent on it. . This was her second movie with the tall, gaunt Michael Rennie. As the Captain and the five manage to reach relative safety, McCenzie turns on his charges, accusing Tourneur of arranging the ambush. As McCenzie again separates from the group to converse privately with Cecilia, the remaining four again opt to launch an assault by themselves, this time resulting in their capture. Hank prepares to rescue Hoyt in his powered junk, Chicago, and is annoyed to find Inspector Merryweather aboard.
That would be fine if the main character Christian Slater had a similar arc, but his entire point is to get revenge against the man who messed up his life. The freedom fighters are poorly-funded, and thus are sourcing money via a adventure called Soldiers of Fortune that invites wealthy foreigners to pay to join their ranks for the thrills and experience of a fully adventure. I feel sick, disappointed and ripped off. This article needs additional citations for. In search of her missing photographer husband, Jane Hoyt Susan Hayward arrives in Hong Kong and learns at the U. As the island's inhabitants party into the night, the five survivors toast Haussmann's sacrifice.
Do not waste your time. This particular machine gun has been fitted with mock type barrel above the real barrel to fit a scope and M16 type carry handle. It's absurdity is only matched by how friggin' enjoyable it is! As for the writing and directing, the movie seems to just go through the motions, copying whatever scenes or ideas seemed to work in other movies, but which do not necessarily work again here. In prison they are reunited with Vanderbeer, and though he initially plays innocent they rapidly realise that he is the traitor who informed Mason of the rebels' location; he reveals that he negotiated a deal with the dictator to sell the rebels out in exchange for money to replace his lost fortune, having lost all of his wealth in a stock market crash. The rag-tag team of money-loaded idiots was surprisingly likable, and i genuinely did not want any of them to get hurt. If the overall quality of the opening sequence wasn't enough to set the tone, the subsequent scene of Christian Slater playing cards should do the trick.
To prevent them from risk of death, however, McCenzie and Reed have been drafted in to act as their tour guides and body guards, offering them a realistic experience of army life while ensuring they stay out of harm's way. The special effects, and explosions are cheap, nasty and very badly executed. Seriously, this movie could had been a lot worse. Further treachery leads to a morning attack on the encampment, and while the five tourists make it to safety they are all finally exposed to the horrors of war. But then it becomes concerned with the rich characters learning how to work together and becoming less selfish. It's funny but I was wondering not too long ago what Colm Meaney was up to now days, since I hadn't seen him in anything for years now.
What's more, his old nemesis Mason is also around, backing a notorious enemy general. However i still enjoyed the hell out of this movie. Hayward looks different without her famous long tresses. It has a ridicules concept but at least it got presented convincingly enough, also thanks to its fine actors of course. What a waste of time. As tourists and tour guide reunite and they flee the ambush, St John directs them to a helipad attached to a mine complex, and his obvious knowledge of the terrain forces him to reveal that he is in fact a mineral trader and a native of the island, and has only returned in order to arrange supply of the rare and valuable metal.
My only question is: surely actors have to know during the filming that this is a really, really poor movie, right? Characters' motivations are cloudy or nonsensical, and attempts to generate suspense range from frustrating to laughable. How could Christian Slater have signed to this project? At first the movie seems to be a satire or a social commentary, inventing a real-life war game for rich people. That's actually not that bad. As the two Captains give them a whistle-stop training, the recruits - with the notable exception of St John - all reveal themselves to be hopeless, though they do all gain a basic understanding of weaponry. I'll be honest with you. Their mission quickly goes awry when operative Carter Mason turns up independently, but with Reed already having infiltrated the settlement he is unable to extract himself and his cover is quickly blown. Haussmann sacrifices his life to hold off the rest of the dictator's private army, thus fulfilling his own reason for coming to the island - to die heroically, thus preventing his wife from gaining half of his assets from a pending divorce settlement.
And, I'm shocked that some of the other cast, who are usually high quality actors, also signed on to this movie. If you like old, goofy Schwarzenegger movies - this one is for you. Can McCenzie get his men back to safety, and also clear the slate? Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Later, however, when Hank's crewmen desert rather than enter Red China, Merryweather, realizing that this is a rescue mission, offers his help. Tourneur, a weapons dealer, counters by revealing his reason for taking up the holiday - he sold the dictator his arms but realised too late that his buyer had no intention of paying, leading him to crave revenge.
Short of options, the group heads for the rebel base, where the tourists discuss their reasons for coming, Sin revealing that his psychiatrist has suggested that his addiction to the violent video games he develops has left him disconnected with real life and in need of understanding the realities of warfare. Since the inspector knows the nature of Hank's merchandise, he was held prisoner aboard the sailing vessel. All he needs now is a more decent script and a bigger budget to work with. Sean Bean can give weight to anything he's given, and it shows. Captured by the locals, he is interrogated briefly by Mason, who threatens to him if he does not disclose the full details of his operation, but he is swiftly freed by McCenzie, much to the displeasure of the agent.