Principal photography began in mid February 2017 in Morocco and employed 400 Moroccans and 300 Chinese as part of the technical crew group. See more »
In at least one instance, a sniper cycles the bolt on his rifle while preparing to fire. Cycling the bolt on a bolt action rifle would merely have the effect of ejecting the first cartridge unfired, and there was no cartridge ejected at all, so the rifle must be empty. See more »
SPEC OPS THE ACTION MOVIE: "Operation Red Sea"
Who'd have thought that the first live-action SPEC OPS action movie with realistic effects work would be made by China (starring their Navy SPEC OPS "Sea Dragons")? I guess I was wrong to think that without a rating-system, Chinese movies wouldn't dare to show anything -- it turns out that they have no qualms about showing everything (without lingering over it like Hollywood gore porn, of course) if the movie/genre was right...
Featuring 5 main escalating missions/set-pieces -- which are always strongly grounded by detailed sniper tactics and expertly strung together with clear plot-points as well as characterizations -- all the usual Hollywood war/military movie "fat" (such as "character arcs", "grand narratives", "social justice" polemics, etc) has been trimmed off, so that military enthusiasts can simply immerse themselves in the gritty and heart-pounding SPEC OPS action.
Just for its utter lack of pretension (to appear more "balanced", "diverse",
profound", etc.) -- 10/10, would BANG again!
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