Last Stand (2000) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

This movie starts out exacty the same as "Lethal Target" (For about five minutes, it is identical, and I don't mean similar. I really mean identical.), and one of the main characters in this movie is the same as in that movie, so I have now come to the conclusion that these films are part of some kind of a Czech series, and that the first five minutes are the stock series intro. I gather that the premise is this: it is in the future. Women who are held in prison are given a chance for reduced sentences if they will volunteer for dangerous missions. The guy who cuts the deal with them is the recurring character.
This one isn't as good as Lethal Target, which was kind of a sexy grade B "Alien". This one is not derivative of any other film that I can think of, but there's really nothing interesting in the whole concept.

The guy who rules Washington D.C. of the future looks like Fred Mertz wearing a Nazi uniform, and he has stumbled upon the old nuclear launch codes from the former United States. If he can unscramble them, he will hold the world in his Nazilike grip.


Kate Rogers is seen topless, on her back, in a sex scene.

She is also seen showering behind a translucent screen.

Kate the prisoner, a former soldier who was jailed for shooting a big shot's son in order to save her mission, is chosen to go to earth, and put the computer in "simulation" mode, so the Nazi guy will think he's launching missiles when he is not. While she's there, she has to bring back the son of the U.N. Secretary General. I guess the lad is some kind of leader in the anti-Naziguy movement, and Kate falls in love with him.

The entire movie seems to be filmed in a single warehouse, which plays the part of subterranean Washington, the space station, and everything else. The only other set-ups are miniatures, and rather poor ones at that. As I wrote whenn discussing the other film, you can probably see "Mattel" written on the space ships, and the backdrops are obviously painted.

DVD info

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There's very little action in general. Most of the drama concentrates on face shots of people telling you what has happened, rather than actually dramatizing the action.

So what else is there to say? Trite plot. Little action. No scares. Cliched one-dimensional characters. Poor miniatures. Mostly a succession of face shots. Not much nudity.

This is not even a good TV episode. About on the same level of drama and realism as an average episode of Supercar or Captain Scarlett, but without the humor.

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IMDb 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 is.

My own 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 an F.

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