Lance Henriscksen has no luck. He loses his job as FBI bomb disposal guy after the bombhe’s trying to deal with goes boom. A year later, heading up a private security firm in Munich, thesame terrorists screw his life again. This time, they’ve set multiple nukes to go off all overEurope. The detonator is contained somewhere in the terrorist leader’s body, and it will betriggered if he dies. The solution? Shrink Henricksen and team to nano-level and inject them intothe wounded terror…st’s body to find and disarm the detonator.
An ambitious storyline for a B picture, and, all things considered, the production values andSFX do a credible job. Too much time is spent on the preamble, however, and too much of thejourney is shots of the nonship cruising through blood while the camera does the Star Trek Shaketo simulate turbulence on the bridge. Nice to see Henricksen play a lead again, even though he’swaaaaay to old for Robin Givens.
The 2.0 has a rather interesting mix — dialogue is (naturally) relegated to the front speakers,while music plays quite literally in the background of the rear speakers. I’m of two minds aboutthe effect, but it isn’t entirely displeasing. However, the music is too rear-heavy, with the resultthat some desirable oomph is lost in the big set-pieces. These simply aren’t loud enough.
The picture, as is the case on so many of these B flicks, is fullscreen. The colours are verybright and lively. Contrasts and blacks are solid too. The sharpness leaves quite a bit to bedesired, however, and there is some grain visible as well. These flaws aren’t as noticeable duringthe FX sequences, but the actors’ faces tend to lose definition quite quickly.
The theatrical trailer and a scored menu.
Some decent fun, but also lots of banal dialogue and slackening of pace. Still a decent effortas these things go.
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