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Foxtrot Six (Action, Sci-Fi)

  • 08-03-2020 1:23am
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    Registered Users Posts: 9,703 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    In my defense.. the trailer is decent, says Mario Kassar and points out he's one of the producers of Total Recall, Rambo and Terminator

    and you know what, that checks out.. PLUS I remember that his name is the first name in the opening credits of Terminator 2!

    Trailer:



    IMDB:
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt08948208/

    Anyway..
    Brain at the door on the way in .. but for an dodgy, hard sci-fi, extremely violent action flick, this had moments. Nothing to write home about and I kinda went in expecting something like a running man style film and to some extent it had something like that.

    I found it's Indonesian wiki page here:
    https://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foxtrot_Six
    Says it was made for "Rp 70 Miliar" which converts to around €4.5 million. Not bad considering what they delivered in terms of set pieces, action and special effects.

    Oh, and it seemed not bad for what looks like a director/writer debut by Randy Korompis
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3814248/


    Spoilers from here:


    I think it must have been the action/sci-fi ideas it had that were it's best moments. Felt like there was:
    - predator references (invisibily, jungle, mini-guns)
    - mechwarrior/iron-man (exoskeleton mini gun)
    - godzilla 1 (the parachute jump scene)
    - the gathering of the group.. kinda felt a bit like a nod to the magnificent 7

    For cons, and the film definitely had cons, I think the bits that jumped out were the not great inter-character dialogues.. the lacklustre baddies, some of the more daft (.. dafter) parts of the action scenes and some of the CG not being great.


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,703 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    Oh! :eek:
    • There's a mid-credits scene (serious)
    • There's also an end-credits scene (funny)


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,833 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC


    Brain at the door on the way in.

    On the way in to were your own living room or house?


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