Tuesday, January 13, 2015
SECTOR 4: EXTRACTION - GrunerTronic Dramatics!
"A mercenary that gives a fuck. Great."
It's a blessing and a curse, but Nemesis was so etched into my brain that I've made sure to see any Olivier Gruner film that crosses my path (see: RE-GENERATOR aka OLIVIER GRUNER X) and I bumped into the screen writer of his 2014 film SECTOR 4: EXTRACTION on Twitter (you can follow Richard Pierce right here). Now, is it always a good thing? Eh...not always. SECTOR 4 is pretty odd to be honest, but I've learned that Gruner, aside from the martial arts skills and the cool presence, has a particular kind of vision that shows up in his more..personal...projects. I mean, you are getting this!
Umm...Olivier pulls it off, but this is where it gets kind of fuzzy. You know how they call porn films, "BLUE MOVIES." John Holmes dong ain't nowhere near as blue as THIS FILM. Some legit night shots meld with the bluest day for nights I can recall. Click these and you can start to try and sort it all out. I totally understand budget restrictions, but I seriously could not follow these parts at all.
The action is pretty much front and back loaded with Gruner actually doing something I appreciate a lot from him, when he shows his chops with the familiar theme of a dad trying to do better for his son, or sparring MMA to show of his non acting and more combative chops. So, there is some chop showing. There is also CGI missle strikes. But, we'll leave that on it's own.