Thankfully I worked in film retail/rental and from there have developed the good sense of trusting nobody's opinion but my own as far as the quality of enjoyment to be got out of films is concerned. I rented three films today and as always checked them on IMDb before deciding which one to watch first. BEL 2 had the worst ratings but from the comments was the sort of film I was in the mood for. And guess what, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not only was the acting professional, most of the special effects where OK and the mix between action and politics was balanced. This film was also definitely better than BEL 1 in nearly every aspect, especially the acceptability of military actions and casualties. I will probably watch this once more in a few years.
Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil (2006) 1080p YIFY Movie
Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil (2006) 1080p
Navy SEALS, headed by Lt. Bobby James, are dispatched to North Korea on a covert mission, all in an effort to take out a missile site...
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The Synopsis for Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil (2006) 1080p
The fate of the world hangs in the balance in this explosive action thriller. Brace yourself for nonstop action and chilling suspense, because there's no turning back in this pulse-pounding sequel that takes you Behind Enemy Lines for another adrenaline-fueled adventure! When a team of U.S. Navy SEALs is assigned to destroy a North Korean missile site and avert a possible nuclear strike, failure is not an option. But the mission is abruptly aborted, stranding four soldiers in enemy territory. Now, in order to survive, they must defeat the rebel forces that threaten their lives, their allies and the entire free world!
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The Reviews for Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil (2006) 1080p
Really enjoyed this title.Reviewed byPatrick MercieVote: 8/10
Reviewer Ash from Victoria, Canada, said "I'm not normally one to gripeabout movies, hell i even liked Waterworld, but this movie redefinedthe idea of rubbishy over exposed b-grade actors pretending at beingSEALs."
and he took the words right out of my mouth.
Because of BEL 1, I rented this movie expecting to see a quality film,but I was thoroughly disappointed - So much so, that it prompted me towrite my first review.
Poor - Script, Casting, Directing, Acting, Scene music selection,Camera shake (I hate that overused and inappropriate camera shake)
Script: Weak at best and unrealistic far to often. Simplistic dialogfor such a serious subject.
Casting: Peter Coyote is totally unbelievable as President. No countrywould ever elect this man President. Some Koreans looked like Japanese,although I might be somewhat biased because I am surrounded by Koreansin K-town in Los Angeles.
Directing: In one scene, the actor playing the main Seal, gets a nailor spike driven through his hand, yet hours later he is behaving likeit was simply a paper cut or something. Bruce McGill, who is a goodactor, is a shadow of his ability. I can only blame the generally pooracting on the director. The entire film is totally void of any emotion.
Acting: Most of the actors in the administration and Whitehouse scenessound like they are reading their lines. I got the feeling I waslistening to the production meeting run through. Overall, they delivertheir lines with no conviction.
Music: They seem to have no clue about what music to use where. Anexample would be when the Seals are sneaking up to the enemy at themissile site, where one might expect some quiet low key music. Insteadthey use the dramatic music like one would expect at the end of a film.
I'm probably being too hard on this movie, but i was expecting theproduction quality of the first Behind Enemy Lines. At best, this oneis a bad made-for-TV movie.
As a movie buff I compared this movie against the first Behind Enemy Lines(BEL) as well as a few others. As a former Special Operations member I also compared this movie to my personal experiences in the military.
I have to say that compared to the first BEL the second was much more believable. The first BEL had a couple sweet matrix type moments, like the trip wire mines going off, but I would expect this with an operating budget of 40 million dollars. With BEL-2 having only 3 million dollars in operating expenses it did a pretty dang good job comparatively. Almost all of the computer generated scenes in BEL-2 are almost unnoticeable except for a few exaggerated blood splatters. The transition from computer to real-life is very professional. Basically I sometimes couldn't decide if it was real or computer generated during some of the action sequences. Ultimately I don't think Fox should have tagged this movie with BEL, it should have been a movie itself. The only reason they did was because I'm sure viewers wouldn't give it a glance at Blockbuster otherwise, due to the lack of big named stars.
Now take into consideration that two episodes of Alias, or approximately 96 minutes of runtime without commercials, costs an average of 4.6 million dollars, 2.3 million each episode. Compare this to BEL-2 and Alias looks like the B-rated movie, while BEL-2 saved 1.6 million dollars over Alias in the process.
As for acting I felt like everyone in that movie deserved an A+. I get the sense that some reviewers are biased against movies that don't have big named stars. Well the acting in this movie out performs a lot of blockbuster hits. If this movie received a larger budget than 3 million and had big named stars it would have been as good, if not better, than Bruce Willis's Tears of the Sun. Just for comparison, Tears of the Sun cost 70 million dollars, what a waste of money compared to BEL-2. They should have gone with BEL-2's director and computer animation group.
As a former Spec-Ops member I appreciate the realism of the tactics and fight scenes. I'm not implying that it is all real, but it is much more believable. Some scene's like the SEAL training scenes are buttered up a bit to give the audience a generality of their background but are not actual training procedures. It's a relief to go from Owen Wilson dodging a million bullets unscathed to BEL-2's real life consequences of a well placed shot by the enemy.
The political tactics in this movie are extremely realistic. A good portion of the movie revolves around the politics as well as the field action. In my opinion it best represents actual procedures that would occur in a real world situation. After all war, and the prevention of, is a significant amount of politics and not just Rambo shooting all the "bad guys". Don't worry though, the political encounters in my opinion help you feel more involved in the entire process of an actual real world situation.
BEL-2 also shows all sides of the parties involved, i.e. N. Korea, S. Korea, and the US. What I liked most about the movie was how they showed all sides as intelligent human beings. Unlike the first BEL in which the enemy was all evil and no good person existed on the opposite side of the US. BEL-2 shows the N. Korea's military leaders as intelligent and some of them compassionate people that care for their countrymen and also for the welfare of the earth's population, and they are aware of their leader's habits and exaggerated perceptions about himself.
I now have a great admiration for the director of this movie, Jame's Dodson. He took 3 million dollars and turned it into a movie that deserved the big screen. In my Opinion he turned 3 million into 40 million when compared to the first BEL. Taking this into account he should be making blockbuster hits with this kind of potential profit for investors. In the filming of BEL-2 Jame's Dodson took the Paul Greengrass approach, as in the Bourne Supremamcy. If you didn't see the Bourne Supremacy it involves close-ups and a bit more movement of the camera during action scenes to build realism and suspense. In the Bourne Supremacy if you thought to yourself "I remember the Bourne Supremacy and I felt like I was going to puke from the extreme camera movement" do not worry. James Dodson's approach is much more milder and more comfortable than Paul Greengrass's aggressive technique, while still keeping the intense effect.
I think the majority of people will enjoy this movie for its accuracy, action, and intelligence embedded in the plot. Its a movie worthy of the big screen and you can rent it for less than a movie ticket at the theaters. I know we all worry about renting straight-to-DVD release's and being overcome by cheesiness, but fear not peoples who love quality movies. Here is your chance to rent a movie and actually see an entertaining movie you haven't already seen on the big screen.