The Guardian dir. by

25 October 2006

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Image Hosted by ImageShack.usGrizzled old veteran teaches impudent new pup how to be a rescue swimmer.
And that is about it.

But if that was all I said it’d make for a pretty short review, so I’ll just bullshit away here for a few minutes. The Guardian is a pretty crap version of Top Gun only instead of planes and war you get oceans and rescues. But the rest is fairly similar; elite training camp, male bonding, token females, death of team-members, training montage etc etc. But all in all it isn’t terrible.

It is however full of every cliché in film history, so there are no surprises at all, everything happens exactly as you might expect. Even the “cool slow-motion shots” occur when you think they might. The only thing surprising about this film is the length. It does drag towards the end. And the beginning. And the middle isn’t too well-paced either.

But it is still watchable, laughable yes, but also watchable.

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5 Responses

  1. Harlequin says:

    And Clancy Brown wasn't in it NEARLY enough. They teased me by putting him in the trailers and then he wasn't in the middle bit at all at all.


    The popcorn was good though. And so were the 'splosions. And it made me want to take up swimming again. It's all good.

  2. Carl V. says:

    This was one I didn't want to see simply because the trailer reminded me so much of another movie I don't want to see (ever again), Armageddon.

  3. Fence says:

    And you went off without paying me back Harlequin, thief! Murrrrrdererrr

    Similar feel to this and Armageddon, but not as good Carl.

  4. Harlequin says:

    Well, if you don't pay your dues to the Guild of Thieves, you can expect such things to happen.

  5. anne says:

    Quoted. I'm not doing the link thingy, but you know where it's at, right?