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Don't Be Fooled.
on 17 August 2011
Don't be fooled by the Roland Emmerich accreditation, You'll see better special-effects in Gerry Anderson's original `Thunderbirds'. And don't be fooled by Malcolm McDowell's desperation in accepting a lead role, either. This movie is an absolute stinker.
I didn't buy mine from Amazon, but instead the local supermarket bran-tub for just £1. Yet even that was over-priced. The local charity shop got it next day.
Somebody is hijacking valuable shipments of ore from various moons. A trap is set at Moon 44, which is expected to be next in line. Criminals serving lengthy sentences, but who have amazing flying skills, are bailed to ambush the culprits. They hide and wait. McDowell's character knows more than he's saying.
Directing is laughable. Script is sphincter-puckering. The plot has more holes than a block of Emmental. It's filmed almost exclusively in darkness so you can't see the joins. This movie has no other merit than that it comes to an end. Though it really should never have started.
I kid you not; the very worst 1950's/60's SF offerings hold up favourably against this. Decent ones like `When Worlds Collide' could knock it into a cocked hat.
Don't be fooled. Save your money. This dreck sets a new standard in naffness.