I don't know enough about Aussie involvement in WWII to say if this has actually happened, but I understand that there are definitely some things that don't ring true, accuracy-wise. The plot is fine, though I can't claim that this ever gripped me. Not even a firm handshake. The pacing is reasonable enough, and the battles and such have their moments. Acting is mixed, none of it got me that engaged in this. Was Gibson not a name yet? Mad Max was out, as was its first sequel. Did he not get recognition before Lethal Weapon? I am not sufficiently familiar with his career, and I frankly don't care to be. Neill, come on, he's got talent, had that not been realized at this point? Did he need a paycheck? That badly? Seriously? While I suppose I may have just watched a half-heartedly put together copy of this, I gotta say... there were a lot of speeches in, I guess Mandarin, that seemed to be important and like they should affect the audience, in spite of the fact that they were not subbed. What gives? I did follow the story, however, if the words were meant to evoke emotion, they failed. Still, this is not useless, or it doesn't have to be. If so inclined, you can make drinking games for it. How about every time a gun fires without making a sound? Each time the piece of music playing in this is one that belongs in a film at least one or two decades prior to the release of this. And of course, whenever you spot a tired action flick cliché. Make sure to stock up. I recommend this to the biggest fans of war movies. 5/10
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Attack Force Z (1982)
Attack Force Z is a movie starring John Phillip Law, Mel Gibson, and Sam Neill. A group of Australian commandos launch a secret mission against Japanese forces in World War II.
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A group of Australian commandos launch a secret mission against Japanese forces in World War II.
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I presume that this movie was meant to be a tribute for theAustralasian special forces operating in WW2. Now, I've no doubt thatthey were totally professional and highly trained individuals, I justdon't think this movie did them too many favours. They made so manytactical errors and decisions based on emotion that I'm quite sure inreal life, thy wouldn't have made. Individuals leaving their unit asthey'd fallen for a girl! Sorry, but it just wouldn't have happenedwith so much at stake. On the positive side, this had a great cast andterrific authentic locations. The action sequences were well done andthe torture scenes particularly harrowing. But at the end of the movie,I just sat there thinking, what were they really fighting for and wasit all necessary? So many lives taken without a second thought and forwhat? Not a classic, but thought provoking which in my book, is neverbad.
A little-known World War 2 drama despite featuring the talents of MelGibson and Sam Neill. The film follows an Australian Special Forcesteam led by Gibson on a mission to rescue the occupants of a planecrash-landed on a Pacific Island. Naturally, the island is swarmingwith Japanese determined to thwart the mission at every turn.
The film is not without its weaknesses; Gibson & Neill are a littleflat thanks to a script that doesn't allow them to show off theirtalents to the full(compare to Gibson's brilliant performance as FrankDunn in Gallipoli made around the same time). The music is poignant butfails to add much to the drama and there is a low-budget feel to muchof the film in general.
Having said that, Attack Force Z is fairly entertaining; it moves at agood pace and there are plenty of well-staged action sequences. Theending makes a strong statement on the futility of war. A decentaddition to your war movie collection but for fans of the genre only.