Writer: Mike Gunther (Screenplay)
Starring: Will Yun Lee, Jermaine Love, Rory Markham, Stephen Lang, Bertrand-Xavier Corbi, Katie Keene
Plot: A group of the best military personnel from the U.S., Russia, UK, China and France join forces to fight an underground terrorist network.
Tagline – All nations, one enemy.
Runtime: 1 Hour 43 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Verdict: Military 101
Story: Rogue Warfare starts when a new deadlier terrorist rises, this sees countries from around the world to select the soldiers, China Daniel (Lee), UK Ralph (Love), America James (Markham), France Jacques (Corbi), Russia Galina (Keene) and Xu (Chien) to go behind enemy lines to look to eliminate this threat from the world.
Thoughts on Rogue Warfare
Characters – Daniel is the Chinese soldier in the unit, he will keep the others together more than the conflict other show between each other, he will go above and beyond the rest of the soldiers to make the rest of the group safe. Ralph is the British soldier, while James in the American, the two do clash at times, only learning more skills when the two work together. Jacques is the French explosives expert that is always calmer during the mission, while Galina is the Russian sniper, watching from a far as she builds her own body count.
Performances – Will Yun Lee takes the leading role in this film, he along with the fellow stars, Jermaine Love, Rory Markham, Bertrand-Xavier Corbi and Katie Keene all work very well together, even if most of the military movement is everything we have seen before.
Story – The story follows an international group of soldiers that are bought together to eliminate a new terrorist threat that has promised to bring destruction to the world. When it comes to the story, we do spend time learning what the terrorist wants from his actions, making us understand his evil mindset, which is unusual for a military based film. When it comes to the military unit, we do get the generic characters, with actions that we are used to seeing operate against an evil. This is mostly just an introduction to a future set of films, as we are meant to learn who the team is and how they will learn to operate together.
Action – The action is mostly military movement, which isn’t the most original, though it doesn’t look out of place in the film.
Settings – The film here is set-in war-torn country, that shows us how a dictator would leave you with no option but to fight with him, while the battles are all in different potential strongholds.
Scene of the Movie – What is in the tents.
Final Thoughts – This is a by the book military movie that is mostly just set up for the rest of the franchise, think Expendables without the charisma.
Overall: By the book.
Rogue Warfare will be available on Digital Download from 10th February and is available for Pre-Order here