Just because this is a low-budget- and B-flick people are no doubt going to hate on it and make fun of it but is it honestly such a bad and ridicules movie? I really don't think so. It's good at what it attempts to be and it does what it's supposed to do, in an honestly well handled way.

For some reason I never ever though I would see Denise Richards and Dolph Lundgren in a movie together. It's such an odd mismatch on paper but it definitely works out well within the film. They hardly have any scenes together anyway and it's refreshing to see Lundgren in a bit-part- and villainous role for a change again. Nothing too impressive, just good and fun to watch. Another surprising thing is that here you have a B-action movie starring Dolph Lundgren, yet it's the never-aging Denise Richards who plays the lead role and handles most of the action. It makes the movie a bit different from the usual genre attempt, in a good way.

Not that this is an action packed movie but it definitely is a fast paced one, that always has something going on in it. It's not the most original or compelling story but it's a well handled one, with plenty of tension, good enough characters, interesting elements and action moments in it. Honestly, I never felt remotely bored or annoyed with this movie, despite of course being ridicules and over-the-top at parts.

Because of its settings the low-budget never becomes too apparent, or distracting I should say. It cleverly makes use of its limitations but placing the 90% of the movie aboard a plane, without ever falling into repetition. Sure, some of the special effects are terrible looking but overall the movie still has a good and professional looking style to it. Nothing clumsy about the action and its professional approach ensures that the movie works out well within its genre. I'm really convinced lovers of cheap and silly B-action flicks are going to enjoy this movie, at least as much as I did.

It's not a great movie by any means but it's a pretty good one to simply have a good time with. Nothing too terrible about it. Just a pretty well done and acted out low-budget action-flick, that offers plenty of (simple) entertainment.


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