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Desert Thunder (1999)

 -  Action | Drama  -  3 July 2000 (Germany)
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Terrorists threaten to launch a missile armed with deadly disease at Europe. A special unit is put together to stop them.

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Terrorists threaten to launch a missile armed with deadly disease at Europe. A special unit is put together to stop them.

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Just like a James Bond movie, only NOT
9 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

Yes, it's just like a James Bond movie, except:

even more implausible plot

bad guys can't act

good guys can't act

both are annoying anyway

or maybe it's just the script (there WAS one?)

humor isn't as good

cheap special effects

no suspense, no big ending

Seriously, I walked out of the room for a minute, came back to find the credits scrolling. I had no idea that just before that I had been watching the great ending.... there wasn't any!

The special effects all look the same - like barrels of gasoline blowing up (or whatever that frequently-used explosion effect is). It doesn't matter what's blowing up -- plane, building, car, outhouse. It looks like they built really cheap props and then just put exploding barrels in everything.

They talk about things that would sound like good effects, only you never see them because they would be too expensive to do. For example, you see a surface-to-air missile launcher sitting there. Then you hear the pilot say that there's missiles heading towards him and he takes evasive action (or maybe just talks about taking evasive action -- don't remember). Then you see the missile launcher blowing up (see paragraph above). But you never see the missile launch or fly towards the plan, because that's a more difficult effect.

And so on. But if you're really bored and like simple scripts and lots of things blowing up in a not too spectacular fashion, this movie isn't so bad.


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