Saturday, 12 May 2012
DVD review: Recon 2023: The Gauda Prime Conspiracy (2009)
After 20 years of intergalactic war, humanity must make a final stand against the Ma'har invaders. Dispatched to the treacherous deserts of Gauda Prime. Lieutenant Sharp (Andy Bradshaw) and his unit must find and destroy the enemny´s central weapon, the dreaded Ma'har dream machine. The obstacles are daunting - giant mutated creatures and an army of zombiefied sand troopers stand between the unit and their objective. They must thwart a devious politician and her hideously disfigured mercenary, the face. Political intrigue will prove as challenging as the monstrous fauna of Gauda Prime but Sharp´s team are humanity´s only fighting chance against the deadly Ma'har armada. Recon 2023: The Gauda Prime Conspiracy is written by John Fallon and Christian Viel who also is the director. Bad acting, even more intentional comedy than in the earlier films. The camera work and editing is semidecent. There isn´t much action and the actionsequences that are there are pretty boring. There is some gore, both practical and computer gendered fx. All aliens, spaceship, dropships and so on are CGI some look decent and others look pretty bad...
There is a 70's Blaxploitation flashback that is TOTALLY out of place and overlong, but fans of T & A will appreciate it as it features plenty of nudity.
This review is based upon the region 1 DVD release from Critical Mass.
Rating: 1½ out of 7. Recon 2023: The Gauda Prime Conspiracy is more comedy than action in a sci fi setting and it ain´t good comedy. It might work as entertainment for the moment but I was looking at the clock several times while watching it, yes it´s that boring....
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