Friday, 17 May 2013
DVD review: Jungle Assault (1989)
When general Mitchell's (William Smith) daughter joins South American rebels, he asks two of his ex-soldiers, Becker (Ted Prior) and Kelly (William Zipp), to get her back. They soon discovers that the rebels are in league with Russians. Jungle Assault is written and directed by David A. Prior. The acting is dreadful. the camerawork and editing is pretty bad. The soundtrack is pretty bad and inappropriate at times. If your looking for realism you´re in the wrong place this is more like amateurs playing war in the woods, they got no idea of tactics or gear. The action, fightscenes and the numerous shootouts are badly staged and are just bland and boring. If I ever go out into war I want one of those magic guns that Ted Prior and his buddy uses in Jungle Assault, they fire their guns like crazy, kills a LOT of bad guys and yet I don´t think they change clips even once. It´s violent, we get lots of big practical squibs as people get shot and believe me there are a lot of people getting shot in this. There´s a chainsaw kill but obviously they didn´t have the guts, excuse the pun, to show it on screen. There´s brief topless nudity in this.
This review is based upon the italian region 2 DVD release from USA Home Entertainment, it´s uncut and italian language only.
Rating: 0½ out of 7. I´ll be the first to admit that I got a weird relation to movies made by David A. Prior, most of them ain´t good but yet I kinda like them in a weird way. The gunplay and action in Jungle Assault is so uninspired and bland that it, untintentionally, places it in the same territory as Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) which is a spoof on the shoot 'em up movies.