Seal Team Eight: Behind Enemy Lines: DVD Review











The Movie:

While on an unsanctioned, covert mission in Africa, a small team of S.E.A.L.s uncovers intelligence pointing to the imminent sale of a massive quantity of weapons grade uranium. Now, with no mission prep and zero support, they have less than thirty six hours to fight their way past a ruthless warlord’s army guarding this secret mining operation, hidden deep in the treacherous Congo, in order to secure the yellow-cake and expose the unknown buyer. One of America’s greatest threats is about to obtain the final piece in becoming a true nuclear power and only Seal Team Eight can stop them.

With this being the fourth entry in the Behind Enemy Lines series I was a bit uncertain just how good this was actually going to be. The film just jumps right into the action with little to no setup which is a good thing but also a bad thing. It’s good because that’s what you would want in an action movie but at the same time without build up then it’s a bit harder to identify with the characters. The best part of it was the fact that this movie didn’t rely much on CG effects. A lot of it was practical and that made the film believable which in turn gave it some credibility.  takes top billing in the film but he’s technically not the star. He shows up in moments and gives a command or comments on certain things. The title of “main guy” goes to . His performance was pretty damn good and gritty. The way that he came across on screen made him a really strong lead with a demeanor that was really hard edged. It was surprising to me that he was actually a British actor. He hid his accent extremely well and there wasn’t even a single moment that you could tell. The story itself was the usual military manhunt but it kept it interesting enough the whole way to keep me watching which is always a good thing. If you’re looking for a movie that’s a “non-thinker” with action from the get go then I would say this is at least worth a rental.

Special Features:

The Ultimate Mission – 10 minute feature with the cast and crew talk a bit about making the film

Surviving The Shoot – Cast and crew talk a while about the big shootout scene in Johannesburg.

Master Of Chaos – This feature takes a look at director Roel Reiné and his work ethic. The cast tells a few stories about how fast paced he was during filming.

Seal Team Eight: Behind Enemy Lines is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment


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