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Published on November 7th, 2012 | by Chris

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Flesh Wounds (2011)

Movie directed by:
Dan Garcia

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On November 7, 2012
Last modified:November 1, 2012

Summary:

"Let's see if we can copy 'Predator' and make it suck!"

Flesh Wounds (2010)I had originally hoped to watch Flesh Wounds and add it to the list of Halloween/War Movies, but I couldn't do it.  Instead I'm adding this to the top (or is it the bottom?) of the Worst War Movie Challenge.   Oh, man, this thing had so much cheese in it, there were mice knocking on my door asking to come it and use the bathroom.  Right from the opening scene, which by the way, apparently has no relevance to the rest of the movie that I can tell.

It's like somebody had the bright idea of taking the good (read: original) parts of Predator (namely the invisible, tree-jumping monster with the infrared vision), blend that with some Star Trek Borg, back-story it with a government uber-soldier project, and turn the thing into a covert cleanup mission.  What were you thinking?  What?

OK, OK, maybe with a budget, some decent actors.... but no.  I'm surprised Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Andromeda) was as lackluster in this as he was.  Paying the rent are we?  Pretty much everyone else I'm not even going to mention.  Well, except for Heather Marie Marsden as the required capable-hot-chick-tagalong.  Only she's not that hot and not that capable.  Mostly she's annoying.  As is everyone else.  The attempt at a straight-man-funny-man diversion with the big Puerto Rican guy was just dumb, as were his jokes.  REALLY?

I'd better stop before I go too far.  In case you couldn't tell, I didn't like Flesh Wounds at all.  I had to stop myself from turning it off.  The things I do for you people!!!

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(fair warning, this trailer gets a little graphic for everyday eyes, but actually makes it look sort of interesting. It's not.)

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Description

On a remote US Army facility a group of scientists conducting top secret weapon experiments vanish. An elite covert ops team commanded by Lt. Tyler (Kevin Sorbo) is tasked with recovering the missing personnel within 24 hours...

DVD Information

Binding: DVD
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Audience Rating: R (Restricted)
Brand:
Manufacturer: Phase 4 Films
Original Release Date:
Actors:
  • Kevin Sorbo
  • Bokeem Woodbine

Features

  • Factory sealed DVD

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars EVERYTHING WAS WRONG, May 10, 2016
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Kevin Sorbo is a good actor but this movie not so much. Yeah yeah I see a little bit of a rip off of Predator. But are you a 100% sure it was a original idea to start with? And any way this is a earth bound cyborg not an alien hunter. But all in all very low budget but I've seen a lot worse here and elsewhere. It keeps a quick pace, and gives lot's of action. But every single thing about the military it portrays is wrong! Uniforms, insignias, weapons, chain of command, discipline, training and execution in a swamp area operation. Wow. EVERYTHING WAS WRONG. There didn't need to be a cyborg any Army vet in america could have taken them out in the first few hours. An Army vet with combat training or that was with any special unit would have been done in just the first hour if that.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This movie is a waste of film, June 9, 2016
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It is obvious that not one single person involved with the movie ever served in the military for even one second. This movie is a waste of film; I could not stand to watch more than 10 minutes of it; it started out really bad and got worse but not in the funny kind of way.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time with this movie. the cover is much cooler than the film., June 24, 2016
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Don't bother with this movie. There is absolutely nothing endearing about this movie. It's so bad, they had to make the movie cover look cooler than the movie really is. The visual effects are trashy and visually cheap. It's a bad Cybrog-spinoff that too closely mirrors Predator. THe situations created are unreasonable. In situations where you are concerned about giving your position away, the last thing you do is sneak up to 15 feet away (or on some scenes, 5 feet) from a sentry before shooting him in the back with an assault rifle. Trainied soldiers also don't forget to prime their rifle before sneaking up to point plank range and then cursing aloud when their weapon doesn't fire. This is a complete waste of time. The concepts of the Cyborg could have carried the movie if they were thought through better, but the long, slow uninteresting storylione took so much of the film there wasn't time for more than a little backstory about it.
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