3 out of 8 people found the following review useful:
Well...they deserve to be alone if they're gonna make junk like this.
xfile1971 from Northbrook, IL, USA
1 February 2004
Within the first five minutes, I was laughing so hard that my eyes were
filling with tears. Of course, the problem is that "Heroes Stand Alone"
isn't meant to be a comedy.
An American spy plane crashes in the jungles of San Pedro, a fictional
Central American country. The US government sends in a team to retrieve the
black box. Meanwhile, some Russian and Cuban guerillas are attempting to
reach the crash site first. Can't you just feel the tension?!!
The sole special effect which the makers of this film could afford was
pyrotechnics. That would be fine if there were such things as a plot or
actual actors. Alas, those are nowhere to be found so the attempt is made
to distract you with the occasional fireball. A plane crash? We see a
series of fire spouts shooting up from the ground. A shoulder-launched
missile? We're entertained with a few sparks and a puff of smoke which
doesn't even cause minor injury to anyone within five feet of it. A dead
body? Yup...they set it on fire!
Anything executive produced by Roger Corman usually has perilously low
standards. This is no different. Anyone who couldn't make the cut to even
be in the background of a McDonald's commercial has been signed up to have
speaking roles in this little flick. They all spend too much time talking
about nothing and a person can only take so much shooting blanks or blowing
things up. The only thing heroic about this movie is you if you can sit
through it all. 1/10
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