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.|
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 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
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.
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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