#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio “The Wolf” Perrini. Frustrated with the official investigation and haunted by the thought that the man responsible for murdering his family might never be brought to justice, Brewer takes matters into his own hands and tracks his quarry ultimately to Colombia.
Plot: Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio ‘The Wolf’ Perrini.
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***Lacks heart, but there are highlights and the compelling last act features a nice plot turn***
A vengeful Los Angeles fireman (Arnold Schwarzenegger) goes to the jungles of Colombia to apprehend a terrorist (Cliff Curtis) where he meets the man’s dissenting wife (Francesca Neri) & their son. An angry CIA agent (Elias Koteas) also travels to Colombia to join with paramilitary allies to take down the same man. When the two teams learn of a planned terrorist attack at Union Station, Washington DC, they return to the USA.
“Collateral Damage” (2002) is an action/adventure originally set to be released a few weeks after 9/11, but due to that tragedy it was set back four months wherein an anti-CIA subplot was removed, as well as a plane hijacking. What we are left with is a by-the-numbers film with a couple of highlights that perks up in the final act with an unexpected twist.
There’s a spectacular waterfall sequence shot in southeastern Mexico, which takes place near the beginning of the second act. Another highlight occurs at the end of the second act where the movie drives home the problem with military attacks and the eventual revenge of the enemies: One nation’s military attacks a paramilitary organization wherein innocent civilians are killed, which is considered “collateral damage,” and so the paramilitarists attack the nation in question with more “collateral damage.” Who’s right and who’s wrong? And where does it end?
The film runs 1 hour, 48 minutes, and was shot in Los Angeles & Burbank, California; Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico (standing in for Colombia); Union Station, Washington DC; and New York City .
Don’t even look at those guys unless you can kill ’em.
Hmm. As with all action films, especially those that feature one of the action heroes we grew up with, there will be supporters of even the most turgid of productions. Collateral Damage was the point where the truest and honest of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s fans knew it was the end of an era.
Famously held back from release for a year due to the 9/11 attacks on the twin towers, the film pitches Schwarzenegger as a L.A. fireman, who after his wife and child are killed by an act of terrorism, decides to take the law into his own hands. The focus here is Colombia, and the big guy goes off to Colombia on a one man crusade to kill those responsible for his grief. Cue explosions, kinetic action, bad effects, bad dialogue, mucho posturing and hissing villains.
It works on a very basic level for fans of such fare, in fact it’s nice to see Arnie playing a vulnerable role where he quite often gets hurt – both physically and mentally. It’s just that it feels tired, feels too long, while it wastes a cast that includes Elias Koteas, John Turturo and John Leguizamo. Decent enough as a time waster? Yes, just, but really if this wasn’t on Schwarzenegger’s CV then nobody would lose any sleep over it. 5/10
Typical Arnold fare
Mildly entertaining and predictable, but not a bad way to spend a couple of hours. The casting of the woman with the weird lips and her husband seemed as believable as that of the gigantic muscle-laden German guy playing a firefighter, but what the hey, it’s Hollywood and ya just gotta love it. I’m not anticipating any great Arnold ’til T3, the role he was born to do. Still, this was some hell-raising, explosion-riddled, sock-’em-in-the-gut mindless fun.
Imagine this picture: A room full of students, future filmmakers. They are watching a movie, Collateral Damage, an average action movie, but with a big problem an absurd story, an ideological story. The students are learning how to be subtle and convince the viewer of their personal points of views without making their future movies an advertisement. That’s why they first must learn what not to do. Collateral Damage is a fine example of how to insult the intellect of the audience and spit the message in their faces.
The bigotry that is palpable in this excuse of a fictional work is unbelievable lame. Every old trick in the history of screen writing is used in a self-indulgent manner. There’s even more! Davis is a great director as he proved in The Fugitive, he could mix action and drama in a superb way. But here he fails miserably because his lead actor (Schwarzenegger) is too dull for this role and the action is lack. Schwarzenegger in the last years tried to play new roles. But it seems that the only one that succeeded in creating a different image for the Austrian-American actor was James Cameron in True Lies.
If someone supposes that the writers made an investigation of how is the life in Colombia and the liaisons between “carteles” and authorities of both countries, then it would be wise for that person to read more serious newspapers and watch less movies like this one. This film had its controversy because the people of Colombia felt this movie as an insult. Colombia is a poor country that has suffered terrorism for decades and that is not something that should be used by opportunist filmmakers avid of profit. Collateral Damage doesn’t make easier understand the affliction of terrorism only tries to mock of a third-world country. As always there’s no movie so bad that should not be seen but it would be best for the health of cinema if pieces like this were not created anymore.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 48 min (108 min)
Genre Action, Drama, Thriller
Director Andrew Davis
Writer Ronald Roose (story), David Griffiths (story), Peter Griffiths (story), David Griffiths (screenplay), Peter Griffiths (screenplay)
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Francesca Neri, Elias Koteas, Cliff Curtis
Country USA, Mexico
Production Company Bel Air Entertainment
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 535, Cooke S4 Lenses, Moviecam Compact, Cooke S4 and Angenieux HR Lenses, Moviecam SL, Cooke S4 Lenses
Laboratory Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA, Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 3,048 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 320T 5277, Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji)