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Behind Enemy Lines II – Axis Of Evil (DVD)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C-     Film: C-



Though we have not reviewed the first Behind Enemy Lines theatrical film, it was a moderate hit, choppy and not that satisfactory.  The idea that they would do a sequel to a film that had not been issued in an uncut version is odd, but here is Behind Enemy Lines II – Axis Of Evil (2006) and it is really weak.


Keith David and Ben Cross support a group of unknown actors who are not given much good to do here.  Basically, U.S. SEAL soldiers parachute into North Korea and are supposed to destroy a missile site.  However, it is badly edited, shot, very poorly directed by James Dodson and slick in a tired way that makes this laughable.  It is also hard to watch, but even more so since the real North Korea set off an experimental nuclear device.  This dud is D.O.A.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is better than the “why did they bother” 1.33 X 1 full screen version.  Both are nothing to really write home about, likely shot in digital High Definition and very unmemorable.  The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is surprisingly flat, lacking in surrounds and not recorded too well to begin with.  Extras include the trailer, two featurettes (one a making of, the other on North Korea) and an audio commentary by the director.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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