Well to start with this movie, it gives off a pretty decent vibe for its budget and I was willing to let it's characters off but it just has to tick every cliche imaginable for "reasons".
The jist of the story is the protagonist is a hardern solider who has lost his loved ones in incident involving a sub human species created by humans to act as slaves. Five years later he gets his chance to seek revenge on those who caused it, with a bunch of Spartans soldiers who are allegedly the best of the best. It pretty much all goes down hill from their and some very obvious plot twisty and kooky side story's later he finds out the truth.
What it gets right from that is the premise is pretty interesting, if they stayed with it and kept the characters ANYTHING but every movie ever made in the genre and the story wasn't just all over the place it would been a decent movie to watch for maybe 2.99.
The crack team of super soldiers are basically adult size children, only the protagonist and his buddy have any sense of a solider in them. The others are all crazy and blood thirsty too aggregated extent that it's just annoying. They all have the attitude of a space marine just none of this "advance" training the protagonist talks about, they don't follow orders, they blindly run into nowhere and they even make stupid mistakes. This alone pretty much dismiss any sense of "SPARTAN SOLDIERS", even the protagonist is laughable and when he tries to act like one, you can see the poor acting.
When it gets to the very obvious point of the protagonist being the last alive or around it wanders off into a kooky adventure with someone who completely breaks the plot they build up. I get it, it was hidden from us and the protagonist but it just too stupid and lucky for the protagonist. He gets help from a human who somehow survives the "extreme" weather that the movie says can kill you in minutes without dna altering or splicing. She takes him to some crazy guy living in a lumberyard (I think) who has a maid(or lover) who makes cookies and milk for the two.
THIS IS WHERE IT ALL FALLS APART for me, I don't understand why this is even in the movie, it add NOTHING of value and it just stupid. The maid for the crazy guy is using her breast milk for the milk and I assume the cookies as well. It's just a what the fucking hell moment, that you just don't get why it's even there in the first place. Is this a JOKE? It gets worse still, how can it get even worse? The protagonist wants information from the man for his quest. He points a gun at the maid and starts talking about the exact same thing I just said to the guy and it's the stupidest conversation I have ever seen. And the most bizarre part that comes out of this is the old crazy guy completely forgets the protagonist was pointing a gun and threatening to shoot his love and HIM. He just completely does a 180 for literally no reason.
The rest of the story just falls flat from that point for me. Some characters leave and never come back, others die and some come back from dead. Like his buddy makes a return at the end, literally I could not see it coming because of how stupid and just super lucky he was for that to even happen. Was he following the protagonist this whole time or did he just happen to walk into him?
Nothing makes any sense and it doesn't end well, it leaves it off with room for an obvious sequel. Don't watch this. I get it's Indy but I've seen Indy at least make sense and keep it's own rules in line.
Review by robertmaiorana from the Internet Movie Database.