TACTICAL FORCE

 

THE PLOT THUS FAR

A training exercise for the LAPD SWAT Team goes terribly wrong when they find themselves pitted against two rival gangs while trapped in an abandoned Hangar, armed with nothing but blanks.

 

WHAT WE THOUGHT

In this nail-biting action flick, a Los Angeles SWAT team on a training mission finds itself trapped in an abandoned military complex without effective weapons or access to outside help, just as two violent gangs close in on their location. This is the kind of movie on which Blockbuster stores made their nut in the 1980s and 90s. However, much like the aforementioned Dish Network depots…we now are in a new era. An era where DTV junk like this can’t exist or thrive. Stone Cold Austin would’ve been a suitable action star 20 years ago, but he’s a niche star now.I do not see any commanding officer of a SWAT team, let alone one from LA, sending a team to train by themselves, without instruction. The plot only gets worse from there.

The dialogue is silly, the action is boring and the fight sequences are just so forced. The movie itself is not all the bad. The action is good and it moves pretty quick. The biggest problem with the movie is the dialog. Being an action movie starring a wrestler I can usually overlook stuff like this, but the words were distractingly bad. Lines like “Eat my grandma” shouted before firing a gun really take away from the action and makes you laugh throughout the movie instead of wondering what is happening.

The Blu-Ray comes with featurettes and a look at the fight sequences. The A/V Quality is sharp enough for a low-budget action flick. However, the field of depth turns to crap about halfway through the movie and never recovers. Therefore, if you want 1080p picture quality, you’ll get it in the foreground. This is no fault of the DVD releasing company. Just an overambitious cinematographer who didn’t know how to shoot right. Oh well, it’s worth a rental.

RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!

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