- Language: English
- Subtitles: English
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (169 customer reviews)
- ASIN: 6305475822
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #23,707 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
Recently I saw the movie when a close friend of mine bought it on video. Although I was prepared for the worst, I was pleasantly surprised. I now definitely think that the critics were too hard on this film.
Not as good as the Star Wars series, upon which the games were totally inspired and loosely modeled, to me this film still stood on its own. What made the movie worthy of this position? Well it was the space battles. Watching large cap ships fighting with each other and small fighter craft zinging between them was very cool. All the battles were done in the unique way that only the wing commander universe could do them. Also the fine cast of actors (minus Freddie) made the non-battle scenes at least watchable. My favorites were Maniac and the captain guy who died.
One of my mixed feelings regarding this movie was that it did not follow the games closer. While I understand why Chris Roberts did it, the whole "Space Pilgrims" thing, came off awkward and rather cheesy. It was as if he wanted to put in something like Luke Skywalker's "Force" powers. Unfortunely the Pilgrim power took out any sort reason to worry about any of the characters, especially Blair. Even with the different storyline, I had no doubt that everything would be fine at the end because our hero had supernatural space powers to help him.Read more ›
1.) Rent it.
2.) Place it in VCR
3.) Watch it.
4.) Stop convulsing from massive seizure caused by movie's moronic content.
5.) Return movie and demand refund.