Queen’s Messenger (2001) Movie Review

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Queen’s Messenger – ABC Film Challenge – 00s Movies – Q – Queen’s Messenger – Movie Review

Director: Mark Roper

Writer: Peter Jobin, Harry Alan Towers (Screenplay)

Cast

  • Gary Daniels (Bring Him Back Dead)
  • Trie Donovan
  • John Standing
  • David Westhead
  • Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds)

Plot: By order of Her Majesty’s Foreign Office, Captain Strong (Gary Daniels) is given a dangerous assignment to deliver a delicate communication to the British Ambassador in Kazakhstan. As the senior officer for the elite Queen’s Messenger corps, Captain Strong must pledge to protect his diplomatic cargo with his life.

Runtime: 1 Hour 34 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Queen’s Messenger starts when Captain Anthony Strong (Daniels) is assigned to help in Kazakhstan. He must protect a delicate and goes on to meet locally assigned reporter Alexi Jones (Donovan).

When Ben Samm (Waltz) plans his own revolution of the country, he wants to use Captain Strong to regain control. Strong is the only one who can stop him from destroying the lives of millions.

Verdict on Queen’s Messenger

Queen’s Messenger is an action thriller that feels it has come straight from the early 2000s. it hasn’t aged very well at all, maintaining the low-budget side to everything we see. The basic idea of one man fighting back against an army works well enough for the film.

Seeing an early Christoph Waltz role is funny to see, as he is all the villainous side we would expect. Everything about this movie points to a simple late-night movie, one that would kill the time and not much else.

Final ThoughtsQueen’s Messenger is a complete late-night action movie.

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