#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio “The Wolf” Perrini. Frustrated with the official investigation and haunted by the thought that the man responsible for murdering his family might never be brought to justice, Brewer takes matters into his own hands and tracks his quarry ultimately to Colombia.
Plot: Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio ‘The Wolf’ Perrini.
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***Lacks heart, but there are highlights and the compelling last act features a nice plot turn***
A vengeful Los Angeles fireman (Arnold Schwarzenegger) goes to the jungles of Colombia to apprehend a terrorist (Cliff Curtis) where he meets the man’s dissenting wife (Francesca Neri) & their son. An angry CIA agent (Elias Koteas) also travels to Colombia to join with paramilitary allies to take down the same man. When the two teams learn of a planned terrorist attack at Union Station, Washington DC, they return to the USA.
“Collateral Damage” (2002) is an action/adventure originally set to be released a few weeks after 9/11, but due to that tragedy it was set back four months wherein an anti-CIA subplot was removed, as well as a plane hijacking. What we are left with is a by-the-numbers film with a couple of highlights that perks up in the final act with an unexpected twist.
There’s a spectacular waterfall sequence shot in southeastern Mexico, which takes place near the beginning of the second act. Another highlight occurs at the end of the second act where the movie drives home the problem with military attacks and the eventual revenge of the enemies: One nation’s military attacks a paramilitary organization wherein innocent civilians are killed, which is considered “collateral damage,” and so the paramilitarists attack the nation in question with more “collateral damage.” Who’s right and who’s wrong? And where does it end?
The film runs 1 hour, 48 minutes, and was shot in Los Angeles & Burbank, California; Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico (standing in for Colombia); Union Station, Washington DC; and New York City .
Okay action-thriller that has some decent action and overall was entertaining. However, this is one where I think Schwarzenegger was the wrong choice to lead as someone like Bruce Willis (circa 2002 mind you) would’ve worked better. Still, has its moments. **3.25/5**
Quite a Surprise…
Ok, so we’ve all seen at least ONE Arnold movie – and you know what they say… “If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen ’em all.”
This isn’t necessarily true in the case of “Collateral Damage”. We expect Arnold to run into a terrorist compound in the jungle, guns blazing, unlimited explosives, managing to not get hit by gunfire even while standing still in the middle of a field, one-liners running like water…
But THAT movie was “Commando”. Remember?
Anyway, in “Collateral Damage” Arnold is actually a vulnerable character. He gets BEAT UP more than he beats up others. Now, while Arnold fans (myself included) prefer Arnold to be invincible, in this case it works really well. Not just because it moves the story along, but also because it makes the protagonist more believable. Ok, sure, Arnold saying “gracias” to some Columbian bus driver is HARDLY believable, but I think you know what I mean.
You will also find yourself saying “who is the REAL villain here?” on more than one occasion. Sure, terrorists kill. That’s what they do. But why do you THINK they became terrorists to begin with? “Collateral Damage” touches on the subject briefly – enough to humanize the terrorist leader, even!
Most of the reviews I’ve read here have been negative… But those same reviewers were probably Arnold-philes who were expecting something along the lines of “Commando 2”. As it is, personally I really enjoyed “Collateral Damage.” If not a smart purchase, then it’s definitely a wise rental. Check it out and see for yourself.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 48 min (108 min)
Genre Action, Drama, Thriller
Director Andrew Davis
Writer Ronald Roose, David Griffiths, Peter Griffiths
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Leguizamo, Francesca Neri
Country United States, Mexico
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 535, Cooke S4 Lenses, Moviecam Compact, Cooke S4 and Angenieux HR Lenses, Moviecam SL, Cooke S4 Lenses
Laboratory Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA, Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 3,048 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 320T 5277, Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji)