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Very very funny movie. Obviously not meant to be, but if you watch it with this in mind you will have laugh after laugh throughout the movie. It excels in its awfulness but the thought that someone actually put the effort in to create this dire movie is as funny as the script, the direction and the acting. Indeed it must have taken considerable talent to produce such a uniform and consistently appalling movie. I urge anyone to watch it and to enjoy the superlative ludicrousness of an orange vice-president saving the day from a mad general with possibly the most incompetent soldiers ever seen on the small screen. I look forward to such similar dreadful fare next time I am searching for a movie on a Monday afternoon.
US Vice-President finds herself trapped in the White House, while her
husband has to locate a bomb on a plane that has been planted by the US
Chief General, who is taken hostage the president in the crisis control
room below the White House. This all as a consequence of the danger
posed by an aggressive Arab terrorist enemy. Mrs. Vice-President saves
the day by fighting her way out of the White House and into the control
room and stopping the fighter jets from nuking the Arab enemy just
seconds before the supposed hit. At the same time, her son and husband
manage to throw the bomb from the plane, again seconds from disaster.
This all sounds as if this were some kind of satire movie, but in fact it is meant to be a serious story. OK, big mistake, but maybe the way they present it is something worth watching. Eh no. How in God's name were the makers of this movie able to hire such an extensive cast and fancy locations, while not even being able to afford a steady camera or a professional director? Everything in this movie looks fake, with at its pinnacle the heroin Mrs. Vice-President with her plastic face.
This is not a good film. If I'd paid money to see it I would feel
cheated. However as a made-for-TV "action" thriller it's a fairly
enjoyable romp if you don't take it too seriously. It tries hard to be
Air Force One with a bit of Die Hard 2 and Under Siege thrown in, but
it fails miserably on it's meagre budget. The film saves on cash by
using newsreel footage whenever a touch of realism is called for.
There's the usual group of insane high ranking patriots trying to destroy the world and even an innocent little boy (where would these films be without him?). The main character, a female vice-president, is astonishingly unbelievable in what would normally be a male role. The idea of an attractive female politician single-handedly overcoming a small army of crack troops and CIA-types just doesn't work, I'm sorry.
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