Saturday, July 2, 2011
Film Review - Fortress (1992)
Fortress stars Christopher Lambert as John Brennick, a former Black Beret Captain who quit in disgrace and tries with his wife to cross the border who is carrying their second child after their first one died, but is caught and sent to the Fortress, a private security prison, but they won't be able to hold him for long.
Fortress is somewhat like the recently released Thor, in that it has a lot of talent attached to it in director Stuart Gordon, actors Lambert, Kurtwood Smith, Jeffrey Combs, Delroy Lindo and Vernon Wells but wastes every single one of them.
The reason why is that the plot itself is deadly dull and doesn't really inspire anything apart from a Die Hard meets Great Escape style plot and also Lambert himself, now I'm a huge fan of Highlander and thought he was great in that film but here seems unsure of where to go or what to do, it's been said that the project was originally going to star Arnold Schwarzenegger but Lambert replaced him, I wonder if Arnold would have been better in this film as he might have brought some energy to the film.
All in all, a lacklustre sci-fi film best left on the shelf, 1 out of 5.