Collateral Damage (2002)
This movie was okay,not the worst,not the best.First,the good,the story,well it is generic,it is well executed and it has a few good twists and turns.The pacing,the movie went by fast,but not too fast.The villains,they weren't amazing,but they were well written,they were intimidating and brutal,but you could understand were they were coming from,which was unexpected from an Arnold Schwarznegger movie.The climax,well not the best,was exciting and suspenseful.The best part though,was Arnold himself,well he does have to act through some bad dialogue,he was entertaining,and in a great twist,Arnold isn't an invincible badass,he gets hurt and fails to save people.Now,the bad,as I said,some of the dialogue is really stupid and cheesy.Even though this movie is kind of serious,there are some dumb moments that feel very out of place and take away from scenes that should be serious.The action,it runs a bit too short,and feels very repetitive,there's some shooting,and then too many explosions,excluding the climax.In the end,Collateral Damage has good villains and some good twists,but suffers from weak action,and bad scripting.
Some of the reviews of this film make me wonder if they actually watched this film. For me it is one of Arnolds best and does not rely on him being an almost superhuman action character, in fact I think his acting in this film is much better than he is given credit for.Arnold plays Firefighter Gordon Brewer who gets plunged into the dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing. Frustrated with the official investigation and being told that his wife's death was collateral damage, Brewer takes matters into his own hands and tracks his wife's killers to Colombia.I Really enjoyed this film and would watch it again.
When Los Angeles family man and firefighter Gordon Brewer loses his wife and child in a bombing. He suddenly finds himself plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism. The official investigation seems to be going nowhere and Gordon knows that if the person who is responsible for murdering his family is ever going to be brought to justice he will have to do it himself. Gordon's mission takes him deep into the guerrilla zones of Columbia. But just as he is closing in on the terrorist known to the American people as "The Wolf."This film starred: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elias Koteas & Francesca Neri.COLLATERAL DAMAGE was released in 2002. In my opinion this isn't a terrible film but it definitely won't be remembered as one of Arnie's best action films. This film did try and add a twist in at the end, but in my opinion the film would have ended better if the director kept the film like you think it is going to be. I don't really recommend this film because it was disappointing but I do emphasise that this film isn't terrible like it's reputation may suggest.***/***** Could be worse.
Andrew Davis directed this action thriller that stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as L.A. fireman Gordon Brewer, who becomes an avenging angel after his wife and son are killed in a terrorist bombing committed by Columbians. Frustrated at the lack of progress and stonewalling by the government, he decides to take matters into his own hands and enters Columbia to track down the chief terrorist(nicknamed 'The Wolf') responsible, though ends up befriending the man's estranged wife, though as events end up back in the U.S., things will not prove to be so simple... Arnold and the direction are game, but story falls into the usual clichés, and as a result just misses, though it isn't bad, just routine.