Thursday, 14 February 2013
DVD review: Code Name: Operation Black Thunder (2010)
An F.B.I. Counter-Terrorism Team is the last hope to stop a Terrorist Group that will deploy a biological weapon in NYC within 40 Days. Federal, State and Local Authorities are compromised. The Terrorist Group has infiltrated all levels. In order to maintain secrecy, the FED's have no choice but to hire 7 dirty cops to execute the mission. Among the dirty cops an unconventional Super Hero will rise and discover a plot within. Code Name: Operation Black Thunder is a short film written and directed by Edgar Jimz but Pablo V. Chirinos and Aldo Di Avila have both gotten credit as collaborating directors. The acting is decent, it´s nicely shot and edited. The soundtrack is good. The pacing is good and it kept my interest. There is also a few nice plot twists. The action set pieces are good but I must say that the climax, the final confrontation, is something of a letdown. There is no gore in this except squibs as people get shot. There´s no T & A in this.
This review is based on the region all (Region 0) DVD release from S.W.A.T.S. Films.
Rating: 3 out of 7. Code Name: Operation Black Thunder has huge potential from the start, after the initial shootout I looked forward to see the rest, it has some nice moments, decent acting and production values but yet fails to follow up after such a strong opening.