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4.0 out of 5 stars A [New Action] Star is Born, 16 Jun 2010
This review is from: Chris Ryan's Strike Back [DVD] (DVD)
Since I wasn't a huge fan of Chris Ryan's book, I was a little hesitant about watching SKY's adaptation of "Strike Back", but when I saw that some of my favorite actors were involved, including Richard Armitage and Toby Stephens, I managed to overcome my bias and view all six episodes. I was also pleased to see that Daniel Percival, one of the directors of "Waking the Dead" and "The State Within," two other very enjoyable series, was involved. I love action films, and I think "Strike Back" is a great addition to the genre. The six episodes, as reviewed by others, are combined into three separate 90-minute films. The acting is terrific, the pacing is very taut, the cinematography is outstanding, and the musical score definitely enhances the action. The series certainly offers some different perspectives on the genre with quirky bits along the way. Along with Spooks and 24 (which just ended a nine-year run and thus leaves the terrain wide open for another lone action hero), this series has the potential to be another huge favorite with action fans. I highly recommend it and sincerely hope that SKY1 can see its way to extending the life of its new action hero, John Porter, as played by Richard Armitage, in further exciting seasons.
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Initial post: 3 Mar 2012 13:41:33 GMT
I'd very much like to buy the whole series but I need Subtitles, can you please comment ?
Lorenz

Posted on 3 Mar 2012 13:42:22 GMT
I'd very much like to buy the whole series but I need Subtitles, can you please comment ?
Lorenz

Posted on 8 Jun 2013 18:41:48 BDT
A Reader says:
Tragic that Porter was killed off at the beginning of the third series (Armitage having moved on to "The Hobbit"). His replacements (a buddy act of an Englishman and an American) just didn't have his presence, and "Strike Back" became unwatchable after he left.
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