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Film Review - Behind Enemy Lines
Oh my God, who wrote this piece of crap?
Behind Enemy Lines is a contrived waste of time, designed to tug on our patriotic feelings. It involves a Naval Aviator who wants to get out because peace keeping and mindless patrols isn't what he signed up for. Eventually, irony kicks in and he's shot down, and is in for the longest chase seen of his life.
There's so much that's bad about this film, one wonders where to start the trashing.
The officer trying to convince the aviator not to quit is the Admiral of the battle group. Not very likely. The Admiral would be far too busy to worry about one guy getting out. The pilot would never meet Gene Hackman or any other movie star.
The battle group Admiral is answering to a foreign General. Nope! United States law forbids such a chain of command. This is exactly why NATO Supreme Commanders are always American.
There's hesitation about starting a rescue mission for the pilot. Not in today's Navy. If we know where they are, we go get our guys.
So with all that out of the way, what do we end up with? A long chase seen. Our pilot is running over hill and dale from one pick up point to another, dodging bad guys.
This is extremely boring. I kind of wished I wore a watch so I could look at its glow in the dark face every five minutes. This is so utterly stupid that the aviator ends up running back to his own ejection chair. Come on! This could have been a much shorter film if he just stayed in his chair to begin with.
Forget this film. If you want to feel patriotic, go rent Patton instead.
Directed by John Moore
Released in 2001
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Reviewed by Mongo