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Published on June 1st, 2011 | by Chris

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Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia (2009)


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On June 1, 2011
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Summary:

File this under "Weekend afternoon popcorn muncher" and you'd be spot on. It'd have been a lot better if those corny one-liners had been delivered with a little more setup and better timing!

Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia (2009)In this straight-to-video (I think) release, Seal Team Seven(one better than team six dontcha know) gets caught up in a power grab in Colombia.  I'll keep this one short, as there's not a lot to talk about, really.

Take some lesser-known actors, add a dash of Rambo, the A-Team, WWE wrestler "Mr. Kennedy," plenty of action scenes and tons of corny (and badly delivered) one-liners, and what do you get?  This.

They get stranded in Colombia after being framed for an attack on the compound they were about to bail out of, and of course have to prove their innocence.  All this while the CIA (or is it NSA, get your bureaus straight lol!) takes over the operation to try and preserve some diplomatic face....

And actually, somwhat ashamedly, I kind of enjoyed it.  Yeah it has its flaws.  Plenty of them.  But this is a fun little action movie at its core.  Not to bloody, not too far over the top, not a lot of profanity (but just enough,) no big message, and no pretentiousness to speak of.  If I had to put a label on it, I'd say this is definitely one of those "guy" movies.

The ending though, was a bit too abrupt for me, and there were a couple of continuity faults that I noticed, and the premise isn't explained well enough.  Like I said, the acting isn't top-notch, but it's not half bad either.

File this under "Weekend afternoon popcorn muncher" and you'd be spot on.  It'd have been a lot better if those corny one-liners had been delivered with a little more setup and better timing!

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Description

Colombia is in chaos, caught in a bitter war between its government and insurgent guerillas. A team of U.S. Navy SEALS is sent on a secret mission to observe a meeting between the factions and ensure peace is the end result...

DVD Information

Binding: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Audience Rating: R (Restricted)
Brand: TCFHE
Manufacturer: 20th Century Fox
Original Release Date:
Actors:
  • Joe Manganiello
  • Ken Anderson
  • Channon Roe
  • Yancey Arias
  • Chris J. Johnson

Features

  • Factory sealed DVD

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More Entertaining than I expected, August 6, 2009
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Kindle Customer "Pimmy" (LINDENHURST, NY, United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia (DVD)
I found this movie to be decent for a made for dvd movie. I mean I have seen much worse, like Joy Ride 2 and Lost Boys 2. While the WWE's former star Mr. Kennedy is less stiff on screen than the over-rated WWE star John Cena. I think he was better here than Cena was in both of his movies despite not being the main star. Director Tim Matheson (Animal House, Fletch) handles the action fine as well. But other than that this movie isn't that different than the previous BEL films. But I was more into it than I expected to be anyway.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good for fans of action movies or fans of Mr. Kennedy, December 22, 2008
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Rajiv Giri "Raj Giri" (San Francisco, CA United States) - See all my reviews
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[...]received an early review copy of 'Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia' this past weekend. Here is our exclusive review:

'Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia' is the third installment of 'Behind Enemy Lines', the 2001 action film starrring Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman. Like with the sequel, 'Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil', 'Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia' is a straight to DVD feature. While none of the principal cast of the original is in this film, Keith David reprises his role from 'Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil' as MCPO Scott Boytano.

As for the movie itself, it is your standard straight to DVD action flick, with the notable exception being that it stars Mr. Kennedy and is produced by WWE. From the outset you realize that the movie is geared to the WWE audience as one the characters in the opening minutes of the movie is introduced with a caption noting that he "Loves Jesus and cleavage". Mr. Kennedy's character is introduced with a caption noting that he... Read more
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good entertaining action army flick, January 1, 2009
This review is from: Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia (DVD)
I'm not a fan of the WWE by any means and to be honest im not even sure which character in the movie was played by this wrestling guy. But after watching the whole movie, i was certainly pleased and dont regret spending the half hour watching bullets fly, stuff explode, and the story unfold. Its a pretty predictable story but a good one. If your looking for a action filled army movie with no dull moments, then this movie's for you.
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Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia (2009) Chris

Summary: File this under "Weekend afternoon popcorn muncher" and you'd be spot on. It'd have been a lot better if those corny one-liners had been delivered with a little more setup and better timing!

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One Response to Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia (2009)

  1. warmoviebuff says:

    Thanks for the review, but no thanks to the movie. I notice related post #2 is “Inglorious Basterds” – ironic, right?

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