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5G Apocalypse - The Extinction Event (2019)

5G Apocalypse - The Extinction Event (2019)

What can I say about this one? You'd best just watch it. Even if you don't believe it. Even if you feel like it's all a bunch of conspiracy mumbo jumbo. Check it.

Part of me wishes they'd manage to make it sound a bit less far-fetched, mixing facts with what seems like theories not really substantiated by truth... but then again what if it all really is true?

Another part of me really appreciates that there are people out there uncovering truths like this, true or no, because if they are then people really need to wake up.

And if they're not... well at least they're making people aware of the worst case scenario. What could be. What can be. The potential for abuse that so many seem too unwilling or too naive to ever believe.

Wake up, people. Watch this. It might not be all true, and it might not be perfect, but some of it most definitely is, and even if you don't believe the rest of it: those bits matter.

Spread the word.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

Interceptor (1992)

Interceptor (1992)

Time for yet another plane hijacking movie on a military level! I think I've seen it before too.

Andrew Divoff and Elizabeth Morehead play the main roles, J├╝rgen Prochnow the villain, and the style of action is one best defined as painful and slow.

There's some prime time nineties special effects too, fake-looking blood and unnecessary unmasking, but authentic bits as well, and plenty of fly time.

One thing you have to give the director credit for is the lack of anything extra. It's not overly cinematic or flashy as most movies are. It ends abruptly. Some people die a fast death, some things just fade away by transition, and there's a scary-movie vibe sometimes the way they zoom in on expressions and pan between scenes.

It's not the most authentic by any measure, and it's a bit overkill with screams and such, but it does build an atmosphere, and the plane footage is pretty cool! Some of the 3D is actually still passable too.

The only big loose end is that relation. Did he just cheat on his wife?! I was expecting them to be divorced, so it'd all work out as it should have, but they never say. Maybe that's intentional. Maybe not.

it's interesting like that. And overall not bad. Not bad at all.

 rated 3.5/5: not bad at all

Firefox (1982)

Firefox (1982)

If you like planes you'll probably like this one! And/or Clint Eastwood. Whichever comes first

The special effects do show how old it is, yet some of them have stood the test of time impressively well. The only thing that really makes me shake my head are the affects of bureaucracy, especially on the Russian side. This was right after the Cold War after all, so there's a lot of that.

The story? It's that of an American pilot sent into the Soviet Union on a mission to steal a prototype jet fighter that can be partially controlled by a neuralink.

Oldskool-type sci-fi - the best kind!

It's a good trip, though we never do get to know how everything went for him, or for the guy on the hills, or for the people in the room - for which the consequences might've been very bad. It feels inconclusive that way, and though ambiguity can be a good thing too this one has a bit too much of that. Like they were making a great movie, and then came the ending... and suddenly they were out of time and had to cut it there.

The whole Vietnam trauma and Russian-speaking thing goes full circle in a bad way too. It was all going so well at first.

All in all it's an impressive spy/thriller/action movie about an unwilling agent (major/pilot) who embarks into Russia to get a plane back, but they throw a bit of it away towards the end.

 rated 3/5: not bad

Special Unit (2017)

Special Unit (2017)

SURRENDER! Before they hurt themselves.

Handicapped police officers? And a bad cop. And a mayor who wants him fired. And a lieutenant who wants the same. Yeah.

It's great. Personalities. Sometimes you don't know if they're really acting either (i looked it up - they are! They're good).

It started out a bit corny, but when it's over I'm glad I watched it after all. Reminds me of Police School. Just a bit different. And newer. And totally out of line. It seems to also have been based on a similar TV movie from back in 2006, which I'm inclined to take a gander at too.

Don't usually appreciate American comedy so much but... this is over the right kind of line, and with a message too... I guess? Sometimes seems a bit simple but... it's not bad. Really. Give it a chance. Just like the stereotype.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

Death Hunt (1981)

Death Hunt (1981)

Yukon, 1962, a Wild West we seem to forget about. Maybe because it wasn't the West (I have no idea - my geographical US compass sucks)?

Either way this is the story of a trapper, who lives in that time and place, saves a dog from a fight, and gets into a grievance with the dog's owner.

The owner is out for blood, and though he acts in self defense when that owner seeks to claim it, the law soon comes after him too, led by the venerable Mountie Millen (Lee Marvin). At first he didn't seem so venerable, but he's not bad after all. A wild place requires a wild man.

Oh did I mention the main character here's played by none other than Charles Bronson?

Bronson shines in the lead role, and his dangerous, but humble and down to Earth persona is something I notice I really miss in modern movies. The hero with a bit less attitude. The silent type. The mysterious. The hero that, even at the end, we don't know much about after all. Not that he's really a HERO, per se...

It's a good movie, as much in the sceneries as in the chase. Authentic. It's a bit like Death Wish (reminds me I really need to see the new one) but out of the city. Forgotten gem? If you haven't seen it then I guess it is.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

How To Train Your Dragon 3 - The Hidden World (2019)

How To Train Your Dragon 3 - The Hidden World (2019)

Another sequel? Another cliche battle between good and evil? Another bout of brooding and lack of self-confidence before once again it's time for Hiccup to save the world, and get married, and give the dragons a place of their own because the little village is becoming kinda crowded?

It is that time! But it was pretty epic after all. Pretty epic. Good sequel.

The ending may have dragged on a bit longer than necessary, and bits and pieces of the soundtrack didn't really seem to fit, but for the most part it was pure magic. That's the kind of story this is meant to be after all.

And you can't not like the characters, shallow as some of them may be. There's nothing to complain about really. Honorable end... if it is.

Hope it is. It'd be honorable. And if not: maybe they just don't need training the next time around.

I do love dragons.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

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