Phantom Raiders Film Details
Overview: Deep within the tropical jungles of Vietnam is a Vietcong terrorist training camp, run by an ex green beret, william marshal. A photographer is caught spying on them and executed, but his …
Review: SPOiler Ahead—– This is a story about a myseterious ex American Green Beret who is training Viet Cong terrorists in Vietnamn. They first take out a group of soldiers, only to have their base and activities photographed by CIA operatives. Well the photos get into the hands of the CIA, and they launch a mission with Miles O’keefe at the helm. He is to recruit and train 3 ex-Namn Vets to conduct this mission. They also bring with them…..The ex American Green Beret’s son who is a formidable soldier in his own right. They are trained and then dropped off in Nam. They in true warrior fashion take out the enemy and the rest is history. This movie was dismal. The plot was extremely simplistic, which may be the movie’s only strength. The special effects are mediocre at best. The prob is that sometimes explosions happen in places where it is clearly seen that a grenade is not thrown in. The dubbing is horrible. O’Keefe sounds like a between of Clint Eastwood and Tom Cruise. The main bad guy voice is just hilarious. There is no character dialouge that goes for longer than 2 lines. The longest dialouge is given to the CIA Chief, who had those two consecutive lines. Most action movies even if the acting sucks, editing sucks, plot sucks, and special effects suck (think Seagal movies here) at least the action is what keeps them somewhat interesting, not here. This is one of the few movies where the action is completely boring. The action scene at the end at least goes on for about 20-25 minutes, non-stop. Its the same old same old. Bad guys who are supposed to be well trained can’t hit the backside of a barn even only 10 yards away from them, and the good guys hit everyone with every bullet aimed. I mean you had bad guys falling down before any weapon was pointed at them and shot. The bad guys are obviously not Vietnamese but Fillipino, but who cares all Asians look the same right? (sarcastically). There were times when the editing was so bad, you guys in the opening scene put their weapons aside and looking around while the action supposedly is going on, thinking the scene was over. The funny thing is that this terrorist must have 200-300 guys in their force. Because the same extras (especially the ones in the red hats) are used over and over again. I bought this at wal-mart for $1 alongside, Karate Cop. Karate Cop was 2-3 times better and it also sucked. Just puts this movie in perspective.
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 90 min
Also known as: American Force,Fantom harcosok,Red Phantom,Phantom Raiders