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The Mark 2: Redemption

Mark 2: Redemption, The (2013) Movie Poster
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USA  •    •  94m  •    •  Directed by: James Chankin.  •  Starring: Craig Sheffer, Sonia Couling, Eric Roberts, Gary Daniels, Iván Kamarás, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Johann Helf, Leland Jourdan, Brahim Achabbakhe, Jawed El Berni, Vithaya Pansringarm, Russell Geoffrey Banks, Pinky.  •  Music by: Edwin Wendler.
      Moments after parachuting from Flight 777, former Marine Chad Turner and flight attendant Dao find themselves descending into a world of madness. The Tribulation has begun. Panic and chaos plague the streets, and cities are on fire. But they have even greater problems. They're being hunted by a team of mercenaries lead by Joseph Pike and funded by the power-hungry, Phillip Turk with orders to extract the biometric microchip living in Chad Turner's body and prepare it for the masses.

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Pike got free and continues to look for Chad at the behest of Phillip Turk. Turk is emerging as a world leader. Cooper has been imprisoned by Pike, and Cooper unexpectedly gives his captors a strong clue (Chad's brother's last location) to Chad's current whereabouts.

Pike's forces close in on Chad as he prepares to depart his brother's last home. Chad finds a way to locate Dr Siriwat, who was a leader in the chip program. He tries for a meeting, but is intercepted by Pike's men.

Do they find Dao's sister alive? Does Chad survive having the chip inside him? Will Turk get control of Chad? Can anyone undermine Pike's pursuit?

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Cinematography: 610 The camera work was better than in the first film. There were fewer minutes of shaky camera, for instance. The flashbacks were unpleasant to look at from the choice of filtering techniques.

Sound: 610 The voices of many of the actors seemed hollow. The incidental music was a bit florid for my taste.

Acting: 310 Wretched. The male leads, Sheffer, Gary Daniels, Ivan Kamaras, were all terrible. Eric Roberts was better, but only in a small part. Sonia Couling and Johann Helf were also somewhat better. Most of the actors in the bit parts were quite bad.

Screenplay: 210 The dialog was repeatedly awkward where Christian messages were forcibly injected. As a tool to convince people of a point of view, I think this movie was a failure. As with the first film, there was not much story stretched over 94 minutes. Some of the chase scenes looked like very poor imitations of the fourth Bourne film. The ending more than hinted at a sequel.

SFX: 510 Neither convincing nor horribly bad; just so-so.


Review by suite92 from the Internet Movie Database.