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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
Last modified:October 3, 2012

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

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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!

3.0


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I've been watching war movies for probably 25 years now. Since December 2006 I've been sharing my habit and passion for these movies here on this site.



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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