#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A film crew travels to the Austrian Alps near the (former) Yugoslav border to film three extreme sports enthusiasts being chased down by an avalanche for a commercial. What they don’t know, however, is that they’re filming near the secret hideout of Slobodan Pavle, a Serbian war criminal. Accidentally catching him on film, they become locked in a life-or-death chase for their lives through the mountains that includes skiing, snowboarding, sky diving, white water rafting, helicopters, motorcycles and base jumping.
Plot: While filming an advertisement, some extreme sports enthusiasts unwittingly stop a group of terrorists.
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Meh. Downgraded stunty version of “Vertical Limit”
Not as bad as others say… still enjoyable though and I might not be as descriptive as some. Very cool ridiculous stunts which is nice, great cast, messy script which isn’t bad with the entertainment value and epicness!
Like a late 90s/early 00s Mountain Dew ad collided with a stock thriller plot and stretched to 85 minutes of boredom and annoyance.
Commercial director Ian (Rufus Sewell), Hollywood producer Will (Devon Sawa), and a trio of extreme sports enthusiasts-Chloe, Kittie and Silo(Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Jana Pallaske, and Joe Absolom), go to the Alps to train and shoot a scene requiring skiing in front of an actual avalanche. Using an under construction Ski Resort out of necessity, the group is unaware that the construction workers are in actuality soldiers for General Pavlov (Klaus Löwitsch) a ruthless war criminal of the Bosnian War who faked his death with a downed passenger plane and will kill anyone to keep that a secret.
Produced by Canadian Independent film company MDP Worldwide, Extreme Ops is one of a number of films produced by the company designed to be financed through international tax incentives, foreign presales, and media fund’s to minimize costs and maximize international appeal. Sometimes this structure is used to bring about massive undertakings on films that would be impossible without major studio backing but studios aren’t interested, other times however they’re used to produce low grade forgettable films designed to appeal to the most superficial level. Nothing wrong with that so long as it’s well made, but Extreme Ops doesn’t appeal at the most superficial level because it’s a boring slog that wastes time for an hour on nothing before charging through an artificial climax.
Aside from Rufus Sewell who brings a nice bit of bite to his delivery (though that may be frusturation with the below average script) everyone in the main cast consists primarily of generic 20 somethings who speak in tired pandering manners all fitting types that the keystone Gen-Xer audience of the time would’ve scoffed at for how out of touch it is with “the youth”. Much like the various Mountain Dew commercials from around this time, the characters are basically loudmouthed chuckleheads who do nothing but party and sports or sports and party. On top of that the characters are all either unlikable, bland, or in Will’s case creepy since a major plot point (and very stupid one) happens because he’s filming a woman without her knowledge. On a side note Chloe repeatedly mentions how she’s a gold medalist in downhill skiing from the World Games, which is really impressive since the World Games focuses on events NOT in the Olympics and downhill skiing IS an Olympic sport!
For the first hour we basically alternate between vapid exchanges between our “characters” and contextless and meaningless extreme sports scenes that look impressive, but there’s no investment to them because there’s no tension our even immersion into the sports that give the audience any thrills. The movie tries and fails to have character moments, but they’re so few and far between as the movie just wants to rush us from one meaningless extreme sports setpiece to the next. At around the hour mark we finally get the “Ops” part of Extreme Ops and it’s just rubbish. Much like the random sports scenes sprinkled throughout the film, there’s no sense of tension or investment here because the characters give us no reason to be invested and what action that is present is poorly integrated with bad CGI and composite effects to the point where when the main villain died it didn’t even register because the film didn’t give the impact.
Extreme Ops is one of the lower points of the “Extreme” fad that defined the 90s and early 00s. While it has some nice location shooting and some okay stunt work, the annoying or bland characters coupled with a plot that plods around for an hour doing nothing before turning into a low rent Cliffhanger makes Extreme Ops the worst kind of bad there is, boring and annoying.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min), 1 hr 34 min (94 min) (Argentina)
Genre Action, Adventure, Thriller
Director Christian Duguay
Writer Timothy Scott Bogart, Mark Mullin, Michael Zaidan
Actors Rufus Sewell, Devon Sawa, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras
Country United Kingdom, Germany, Luxembourg
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1, 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35-IIC, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Variable Prime Lenses, Arriflex 35-III, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Variable Prime Lenses, Arriflex 435, Zeiss Ultra Prime, Variable Prime and Angenieux HR Lenses, Arriflex 535B, Zeiss Ultra Prime, Variable Prime and Angenieux HR Lenses, Moviecam SL, Zeiss Ultra Prime, Variable Prime and Angenieux HR Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 50D 5245, Kodak Vision 250D 5246, Vision Expression 500T 5284, Ektachrome 100D 5285)
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383)