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S.W.A.T – Firefight (2011)

This isn’t usually my kind of film as it is usually trying to portray an exaggerated sense of hero and success whilst demonstrating vast downfalls which are never addressed. This was no exception.

A ‘S.W.A.T’ captain Paul Cutler (Gabriel Macht) is sent to help out and certify a team, though his presence is resented and through a failed mission Paul gets himself an enemy. All pretty standard, and all that follows was to.

The acting was perfectly acceptable for a film of this genre and production value, of which was rather good. My biggest gripe came in its blatant predictability and the use of tired and worn plot developments, characters and scenarios. This film is just  a composition of many films in the same genre. I can think of a handful that could be watched simultaneously and you’d not miss anything from watching each sequentially.

Directed by Benny Boom who also directed”50 Cent: The Massacre” and “Next Day Air” which gives you an idea on what audience this is aimed at. For me it lacked any thought or imagination. Films are supposed to be the essence of creativity and possibility; being the ultimate entertainment platform, this made no use of such a privilege.


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