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Plot: Wealthy thrill-seekers pay huge premiums to have themselves inserted into military adventures, only this time things don’t go exactly to plan.
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Not too shabby, but nothing great
This film has a wonderful cast. The acting is fine even where the actual written dialogue fails to deliver. The plot is simple enough to follow and there are some spurts of humor coming from the “Soldiers of Fortune”. I wouldn’t say the concept is original, in fact the movie itself is highly clichéd in all fields. Even with all the negative aspects, it still has a bit of a shine that will keep you watching till the end. This film should not be taken seriously. I came in with low expectations and was surprised that I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. With Christian Slater as the lead, one can expect the movie to be b quality, but this certainly is not his worst performance. I suggest this movie to anyone looking to pass the time and be entertained
An unfortunate misfire
Soldiers of Fortune was directed by Maxim Korostyshevsky, written by Alexandre Coscas, Robert Crombie, and Joe Kelbley, and stars Christian Slater, Freddy Rodriguez, Sean Bean, Dominic Monaghan, Ving Rhames, James Cromwell, Charlie Bewley, Oksana Korostyshevskaya, and Colm Meaney. It follows two ex-soldiers as they guide thrill-seekers through a warzone where they come upon a battle they must engage in.
The plot: It’s as bonkers as it sounds, and that doesn’t make it good. In the middle east, army captains McCenzie (Slater) and Reed (Rodriguez) are on a mission to do, uh, something, when it’s compromised by CIA agent Mason’s (Meaney) arrival. McCenzie saves Reed to Mason’s dismay and they’re discharged due to Mason’s influence. Years later, they’re broke and gambling for scraps; but approached by Cecilia (Korostyshevskaya), a rich thrill-seeker who wants to go to an island warzone. Also on-board are millionaires St. John (Bean), Tourneur (Rhames), Tommy (Monaghan), Herbert (Bewley), and Haussman (Cromwell); all of whom want to train on the island, now reigned by Mason and Lupo. The writers don’t ask the audience to take it seriously, but they never manage to achieve the campy glory that would’ve made the movie memorable. McCenzie and Reed take the job where it inevitably goes south and wrongs must be righted.
The characters: Caricature is the name of the game here, and while that would be easy to accomplish, the writers instead try to make sense of the stupefying decision-making process that most of them have instead of just running with what they have. Craig and Reed share a thirst for vengeance, and Reed has a family that he can’t provide for. Due to the writing glossing over any real development, they come off as flat. Cecilia is the requisite island tie-in where she was born and raised. The movie starts cynically, to a point of black comedy, but her attachment to the land is in direct contrast tonally. All of the millionaires are deliberately over-the-top, painted in broad strokes of comedy during their introduction, but this angle gets dropped in an attempt to make them legitimate heroes. I was highly entertained by Haussman though; a man who wants to die so his wife gets none of his money. Mason is just Eric Roberts’ character from the Expendables. At least the actors had fun, as shown in their performances.
The action: Korostyshevsky has no hesitations on getting straight into the action, from the title card to about 10 minutes in, the movie is all action. It’s hard to deny the enthusiastic approach to the movie, but the poor staging of the vast majority of the motions dulls what should be a striking impact layered with a dark world view. Nearly every explosive scene resembles the worst of cheap 80s action movies: with no geography, no choreography, no flair, and no coherence. Clearly this movie had some money thrown at it, and most of that must’ve went to the cast and the pyrotechnics, which are cool to look at but again leave little impression due to the lack of finesse in their filming and the subpar characters. The most engaging sequence the movie has is the training montage. While it’s not a real “action” scene, it does make use of the very likeable cast and has a sensical flow to it. If the rest of the movie’s draw were like that things would be different.
The technics: Again, it is clear that the movie had some money; not much, but enough to stretch out to make Soldiers of Fortune look good. Aside from the action sequences the cinematography is alright. It’s not special by any means but the locations lend themselves extremely well to cameras. Pacing is mixed. Korostyshevsky takes time to sit down with bad people in between the action scenes in the second half of the movie, which only ends up hindering it. If there were less of the millionaires that McCenzie had to take care of, the downtime may’ve worked better in its attempts at grounding crazy characters; but it’s spread so thin that they all remain caricatures.
Soldiers of Fortune never finds its footing; stuck in between satire and strait-laced, and nothing ever compels due to heel-turns and misplaced sympathy, but it’s fun to watch the actors enjoy themselves.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min)
Genre Action, Thriller
Director Maxim Korostyshevsky
Writer Alexandre Coscas, Robert Crombie, Joe Kelbley
Actors Christian Slater, Sean Bean, Ving Rhames
Country Russia, United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 435
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic), D-Cinema