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This is an awful film. As said before, if you just read the plot then you could maybe think this is going to be alright. That is because the plot alone isn't the worst. The idea of a journalist returning to Cambodia to save the love of his life from the deadly Pol Pot regime would surely make an entertaining film? Angkor: Cambodia Express is living proof that a film needs a hell of a lot more than a good plot. The acting in this "film" could well be the worst I have ever seen. This is not made better by the director trying to recreate scenes that could have been seen on GOOD films such as Apocalypse now. (A scene with a poor family being attacked by Vietnamese soldures seems very familiar). But even something as shocking as this plays no strings on the watchers emotions, as the actors are so unbelievable. It leaves you feeling very hollow. The reason I have given this 3 out of 10, instead of 1 is for the following reasons: MacArthur actually acts well, moments remind me of average acting (but this could be that the rest is so bad it just seems alright.) the soundtrack by Stelvio Cipriani again is good, and as I said the story line it self could be worse. But by no means does this make up for Angkor: Cambodia Express . I would stay away from this film, unless you are very into the history or vintage 80s war films.
PS, it should be noted that my version of this film is called "Brothers in arms" for some reason. Oh and the person that gave Robert Walker Jr a chance to act should never work in films again.
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