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[OT/FT] My Wing Commander review...

From: Los <los@c...>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 21:25:15 -0500
Subject: [OT/FT] My Wing Commander review...

OK I just saw this today at the matinee. First off the most important

I saw the new Star wars trailer. very nice, lots of ground combat, grav
and infantry action. Well worth the five bucks.

Oh yeah and there's Wing Commander tacked on to the end of it.. Lemme
say that if you took out everything to do with the carrier pilots, their
dialogue, childish non disciplined behavior, relationship to their
commanders, and the dumpy ships they fly, (The game has cooler ships)
paid someone with at least a day of real time experience in the military
bucks to rewrite those parts, it would be a pretty good movie.

No spoilers per say but some details below.




Effects are good though this movie was only made with $27 million. The
fighters look miniature like at times. The capital engagements are good,
though the primary weapon is the 21" Long Lance looking missile (they
them torpedoes complete with shots of torpedo room like scenes. The
battle scenes are definitely WWII in space. there's apparently no PDS
just evade the missiles by trying to hardturn out of their way.

There are a few cool boarding scenes. (Though of course they are marines
by the goddamn no time in service fighter pilots!) Not quite as good as
view from the Gallery" or "Severed Dreams".  The stories not too bad and
the older actors do a good job.

There are neat scenes of:

They actually use setbelts on the bridge.
The command holotank plot which is very nice...
Fairly good looking capital engagements and the fighter combat visual
themself aren't that bad.
Damage Control Parties at work.

The carrier takeoffs and landings are just plain stupid stupid stupid.
  1. The fighters actually dip below deck as they take off ala some WW2

  2.They land right into the maintenance hanger, a mater or two away
  3. There's no crash or medical teams on standing by when they recover!

best thing about the movie?
The Soundtrack.

Worst thing about the movie (besides what i said above)?
No female mammalian protuberances. (sorry beth<grin>) Hey it's rated R
but I
DON'T KNOW WHY? I figured there's be some nude scenes since it wasn't
that violent and no one really said F**k that much.

Anyway, it's worth a three dollar matinee or a video rental for sure but
Don't go pay 8 or ten bucks unless you are bored or rich.

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