Sons of Liberty (Inception Media Group, NR)

Sons-of-Liberty 75The complex plot (and sub-plot), the vast amount of characters, and the advanced, fast-paced, scientific dialogue can get pretty difficult to follow.

 

Sons of Liberty, the new action/sci-fi espionage film directed by Drew Hall, follows a special operations unit known as the Sons of Liberty (SOL) which is comprised of elite soldiers and scientists searching for a group of radical mercenaries who are constructing a potentially very devastating micro nuclear weapon. The SOL have to find a way to track down the inbound stolen nuclear materials without alerting the enemy’s troops, whose political beliefs are somewhere in between that of a terrorist and a revolutionary, making them an unpredictable target with nothing to lose.

Great performances by Tamer Hassan (Kick-Ass), Keith David (Cloud Atlas), Elyese Levesque (SGU: Stargate Universe), Neil Dickson (Beowulf), Mark Sheppard (Supernatural), Adam Cardon (The Phoenix Rises), and Catalina Soto-Aguilar (Skyhook) make this movie captivating to watch. From the first moment, looking at the remarkable and rather advanced opening titles all the way to the conclusion, I was fully absorbed by the action. The incredible cinematography by Kevin Duggin (Removal) could easily compare to that of huge Hollywood blockbusters; just like the noteworthy editing by Andi Sowers and Ben Young. I’m not going to lie; for the low budget this movie was made on (I read somewhere that it was only around $2 million), it was a very pleasant surprise and well worth the watch.

The action sequences, fights, and explosions are refined to a very convincing state, and the dynamic pace at which they are delivered does not let the story drag one bit. In fact, to dig a little deeper, it’s quite the opposite. We don’t even get to enjoy it or connect with the characters before the movie races on to the next plot point. The complex plot (and sub-plot), the vast amount of characters, and the advanced, fast-paced, scientific dialogue can get pretty difficult to follow. It seems almost as if the filmmakers wanted to incorporate way too many different things into the design, and even though they have done a respectively good job, they made it a little bit too confusing for the average home viewer.

Apart from the movie’s trailer, there are no special features on this DVD. | Lea Vrábelová

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