Given incredible power by an ancient Celtic Cross. Callan continues to fight evil... Now, joined by a team of weapons experts, Callan battles an unstoppable empire in Los Angeles.
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Oh boy. What a mess of a movie.It starts out just fine, we're treated to a comic book intro, givensome back story on how whoever possesses a staff has the ability tokill everyone on Earth and then it turns into a live-action film. Ithink maybe I would have preferred the voice over and comic book artover the real-life actors myself.It took about the first 30 minutes of the movie just to introduce allthe characters -- with their name and area of expertise superimposedacross their bodies and/or faces. Do we really need this many bitplayers, hell, some of them don't even have lines! This movie brokeevery law of bad film making, it's just beyond bad -- and not in a goodway. You know how those cheesy movies that are so bad, they're good?Not this turkey, not by a long shot.The acting was downright laughable most of the time, it was like theywere reading cue cards or trying really hard to make some stuff up.It's billed as an action/comedy, yet there is hardly any action in themovie at all! The stage blood looked like watered-down ketchup, theactors who got shot wouldn't just fall down, they had to "brace" forthe impact.... this movie is just plain terrible.We even had the old throwback to the 1950's cop shows where the copgoes into an alleyway and pays for information on where the bad guysare hiding -- at least make it fun or play the scene tongue-in-cheeklike Frank Drebin did in "The Naked Gun" because the only thing "funny"about this movie is that it even got made in the first place. Awful,awful, awful. I think I actually lost a few IQ points by watching thispiece of garbage. More reviews at www.soveryterry.com Final Grade: F
I knew going in that this was an "action-comedy" . Unlike most idiots,I actually took the time to read the TAG-LINE. It' reads, " To Stop AnAncient Evil, its going to take BIG Guns, Hard Sticks and ExplodingBalls..Come on folks, these guys aren't trying to make "the godfather". Theywere trying to make the first comic-book action-hero film. And guesswhat - They did it.The film opens as if you were in a comic book. And for the first timein "comics-to-film" history, they actually stay in the comic bookworld. You always feel as if you were in the comic.They didn't spend a 100 million dollars on special effects. They tookthe route of using "real stunts' and minimal effects. They did throw insome HUGE explosions. Then they threw in about a hundred gorgeous girls and some incrediblecars for decoration. Not a bad idea. Unless of course, you aren't intohot chicks and cool cars. It's arguably the best "cast" in an action film since the Magnificent7. Brian Green holds up against some of the biggest bad guys inHollywood. Vinnie Jones, Tom Sizemore and Michael Clarke Duncan. A funcameo from Danny Trejo is always good for us cult followers.Jake Busey and Brian Green are on the same team but are absolute scenestealers when they comically collide. I suppose they added Billy Zabka and C. Thomas Howell and RobertCarradine to make sure they had all the super stars from the 80s.I'm not sure how first time director managed to wrangle that manycelebrity actors, not to mention keeping some of them out of troublefor long enough to shoot a film. But they all work great together andadd a lot of color to the film as a whole.Now... for the major goods. The film has some of the best one liners inten years. They blurt out some of the most outlandish one-liners you'veever heard. I'd type some but don't want to cause a spoiler alert..Now, given, I'd like to see this film done at a big budget like TheDark Knight but clearly, they all got together and had some fun on ashoe-string budget.Maybe they'll have a big budget for part 2. If they do, I'm guessingthey will blow up 30 cars, and add another 100 stunts to their arsenal.Throw in 200 hot chicks, blow up the other half of downtown LosAngeles, throw in another 40 or so celebs...I know I'll catch flack from all the kids that love major studio filmswith 200 million dollar budgets, but I'm an indy-guy and this was thefunniest and most entertaining indy film i've seen in a very long time.Mark my words.. You will hear people quoting these lines for years tocome...You heard it here first. Jack B
Please save yourself the time and skip this one because it was painful.The only reason I watched until the end was because I kept tellingmyself that it couldn't get any worse, but it somehow managed todeliver in that department. I guess I would have to blame the abysmal writing as the reason thismovie was so bad. I like most, if not all, of the actors/actresses intheir own right, but it felt at times like they were trying to delivertheir lines awkwardly. Vinnie Jones is probably never going to be in Oscar contention, but heknows action and cheesy one-liners. Unfortunately, even he couldn'tsave this one. For the most part, Brian Austin Green turns in a decentperformance (hence the 1 star) but the rest should have passed when thescript came across their desks.
I watched this movie today. Man was I disappointed. The dialogue is allone liners, the film is lit poorly, shot poorly. Story is confusing. Amess. And it looks like people who the filmmaker knows are puttingoverly nice comments on IMDb. This is Produced fairly well because goodcast. They are all past their prime thought. C,D and a couple Blisters. However, the director has no clue. Everyone needs a paycheck Iguess but this is a perfect example of producers who think they candirect. Wow. I am really shocked this got made. I love film and I amsad to say this is a fail. At least he tried. Getting a movie made isan accomplishment. This is not a good film through. Makes me wonderwhere the business is headed.
This review is from: The Cross (DVD-ROM) I have been a Jesus follower for 30 years and I would say this man's story is more significant than 90% of what happens in today's American churches. There is no doubting his sincerity--his sacrifice is obvious and the object of his devotion is clear. He knows the real meaning of life and the movie got me questioning how I am spending my life, as it no doubt does to anyone who watches it. You can't NOT LIKE Arthur--he has no agenda of his own. He is sharing God's love and using the cross as evidence. The movie is well done, fascinating and one of the best investments of time a person could make. Arthur is the Mother Theresa of evangelism!
I did think Cross had potential to be a watchable movie. The cast onpaper are reason enough to make that so. But in the end Cross was aterrible movie with equally terrible execution. You'd think with a castas good as this that they'd be solid at least, but watching it untilthe end(yes somehow I managed to see the whole thing) my biggest gripeof many was "talk about wasted talent". Brian Austin Green is decent,and Michael Clarke Duncan is a believable crime boss. Compared to therest of the cast though, who were dire overall to put it politely,their performances are not enough to save it sadly. But they are notentirely to blame as they did deserve much better than this.The worst case was Vinnie Jones, who I didn't buy for one secondwhatsoever as an immortal god and it looks as though he forgot hisacting skills(which admittedly were limited to begin with). Either TomSizemore was drunk or ill because not only did he give the impressionhe was reading from a cue card he looked and sounded awful throughout.Thomas C.Howell- no stranger to bad movies himself actually- isunderused, Jake Busey is out of place with one-liners that wereridiculously over-the-top and had no point being there and DannyTrejo's role was so brief that you actually question was he in thismovie at all.But it wasn't just the acting that made Cross such a painful missedopportunity. The story also deserves a large part of the blame. It'soften ridiculous(too much to try to suspend any kind of disbelief),under-develops any plot strands and the characters and ends uppredictable and confused. It also doesn't seem to know what it wantedto be or who to aim at. Too violent to appeal to a younger audience andtoo dumbed down for an adult. To make it more even and such, I thinkthey should have left in the action parts, yet they should have beenmuch edgier as everything felt too sloppy, but cut out or at leastmatured the humour.As said, the script is too dumb and cheesy to take remotely seriously,Jones' dialogue was also irritatingly repetitive. I did get that vibethat it wasn't supposed to be, but later on I got another thatindicated that it was trying to be the exact opposite. The music scoreis bland and doesn't fit the movie, the action is sloppilychoreographed and executed and pacing-wise there doesn't seem to be anykind of life sometimes. Along with the acting and the story, theproduction values was also a huge problem. Cross actually looks asthough it was edited on a bacon slicer and to say the special effectsare bad is an understatement. I think Cross could have easily donewithout the effects, but even then I don't think it'd stop the moviefrom being as bas as it was.Overall, a terribly executed movie that shamefully wastes its cast. IfI were to be honest, I found reading the increasingly ignorant positivereviews much more entertaining. By all means, go ahead and like themovie, I'm not going to judge or stop you, but at least learn thedifference between fact and opinion before attacking those who on themost part have legitimate reasons for hating Cross. 1/10 for Green andDuncan. Bethany Cox
There is no doubt that this is an awful movie at about five minutes in.I made it through the rest simply to write a bad review, I figured Iowed it that much for wasting my time. Nothing is truly explainedeither directly or even offhandedly. At one point the main characterwho is the only one that holds any ancient power or secrets on the goodguy team is informed by one of his lackeys as to the evil they arefacing. This is only one example of terrible storytelling that I feltneeded to be featured. The worst part is that the guy with thisinformation would appear to be the most idiotic of the team. At anotherpart a man is shot from the left of the screen and then the camera pansto the right to show you where the bullet came from. Were the editorsdrunk? Awful movie, do not waste your fleeting time on earth watchingthis pile. I am convinced that anyone with a box of crayons and somenapkins can get a movie made these days.
This review is from: The Cross (DVD-ROM) Excellent! A great movie and many Biblical analogies for any Christian! Inspiring biography and a super lesson about picking up the Cross and denying yourself daily!
A solid movie. As a major film fan, it's easy to see that thisparticular film is a "set-up" for part 2. The characters are allintroduced and there are many so take notes. The producers didn't"over-use" the actual "CROSS" in the film. We get a nice taste of itbut we don't over-eat. I expect that Brian Green's character will blastbad guys off roof tops and through many walls in part 2. I'm excited tosee Brian and Michael Clarke Duncan go head to head. And maybe evenmore excited to see them join forces! Either way, the world has a newsuper hero outside of MARVEL Comics / Stan Lee's world and DC Comics.It's nice to see other creators get a piece of the pie!
This review is from: Cross (Amazon Instant Video) I totally loved this movie. It's different from a lot of the movies out there. The plot was very well written. The acting was magnificent. The action was kick ass.
Wow, all I can say is wow. A decent review on another site lead me to try this movie, and I'd like to find that reviewer and hit him with a bag of telephones. This inept attempt at entertainment couldn't pass for a film school project, much less some serious action/comic book adaption. Brian Austin Green produces and stars in this ridiculously slapdash pile of ego ridden dreck. If I had to guess, Green dictated the storyboarding because the cinematography seems like something a child would do, low angle shots, bad lighting and staging reminiscent of more dramatically acted work, you can really tell he thinks people will adore this for the simple fact women once threw themselves at him. Which brings me to the ego portion of the review. Apparently Green still somehow has to funds to create such a project simply to rent cars for his character to drive and get laid. I mean nothing central to the story involves the decadent treatment of Green's character, you literally don't feel any sense of authenticity or reality throughout the entire movie. This "film" is a disaster. Its badly designed; introducing what must be the entire comic book cast in the first 10 minutes. Thats 20+ people with stupid analogies for names and personality quirks which never come to fruition in the film, many expositional points are blatantly ignored and forgotten. Nothing is developed, the plot, if you want to call it that, is a character driven set of showdowns where you don't know or particularly care who's shooting who. But take note, Green's hair is always in focus. The dialog seemed sarcastic, but as you get 15 mins into this piece, you realize they are trying to be serious; its almost embarrassing.Do not watch this film, it is of far less redeeming value than the worst You-Tube fan fiction or web-made show. At least those low-budget, low- effort projects respect you as a viewer, this "film" does not.
Given incredible power by an ancient Celtic cross, Callan (Brian AustinGreen) continues to fight evil... Now, joined by a team of weaponsexperts, Callan battles an unstoppable empire in Los Angeles.I want to find the words to describe this film without beingdisrespectful, but it is just not a good movie. I see the potential,and some moments are better than others, but the film wavers betweenhumor and seriousness with a cacophony of sound and juxtaposition ofimages that hurts the mind. Some films, notably "The Spirit", havebalanced this well. This film has not. Would it make more sense if Ihad read the comic? Probably. But as a comic fan, I never heard of thisone, so I think it is safe to say few people will know what is going onany more than I did. I learned a new word, though: Anzshlastic. Does itmean anything? Probably not.Seemingly, the movie was made to coincide with the Green Lantern movie.Not that there is any connection, but someone here has a glowing greencross that gives him super powers. Sounds like another hero's ring.Beyond that, no connection, and the plot is a big mess. There is theconcept of finding the bloodlines of the Greek gods. For some reason,only one person has the bloodline when you would think all theirdistant cousins would, too. And there are multiple villains, withlittle background offered about them.The dialogue is written for a ten-year old. Sometimes we get decentone-liners (most of which come from Backfire, Jake Busey's character)and there was a good Gary Busey "Point Break" joke. But often we haveeverything dumbed down. Gunnar (Vinnie Jones) says over and over againthat he is immortal and will be the last to die. Yeah, I got it. Did hehave to repeat it? No. All this does is take a great actor like Jonesand make him look like a fool.The press release is far from accurate, too. It says "beautiful, youngwomen start disappearing". Young, maybe. Beautiful? Hardly. And what isthis about Gunnar being an immortal Viking? That never plays into theplot at all, and he clearly has an English rather than Norse accent.The only thing really going for this film is the cast. Besides thosementioned, we also have Brian Austin Green, Tom Sizemore, MichaelClarke Duncan, Danny Trejo, Lew Temple and C. Thomas Howell. How such agreat ensemble ended up in this stinker is beyond me.Nowhere in the press release or on the DVD cover is there a singlequote from a review. Also, it arrived for me to review a week after itwas released. This leads me to one conclusion: the people behind thisfilm know it is not good and want to avoid more bad coverage (though,to do that, they should never have sent it at all). Possibly redeemingit is a director's commentary (I have not listened). There are deletedscenes, but those amount to single sentences trimmed from variousspots. Why they were cut at all is beyond me. In short, avoid this filmlike the plague. Besides Jake Busey, it is a failure (and that is a sadthing when Busey is the best part of your film)
This has a rating of 3 stars on IMDb. Wow, this does not actuallydeserve that. I would call this a wasted potential movie. There aremany things like a super-powered cross in the movie that could make themovie an enjoyable action flick but no, these things are brieflymentioned and characters jump in and out in the movie. Watching thisseems like a watching a group of students with no budget filming atalky movie filled with unintentionally funny acting.The story: To tell the truth, I have no idea what is it about. Thestory is nothing. Fine, even if there is no story, I would at leastexpect action and humour. This movie being in the action genre barelyhas action and when it comes to the action, it is tepid. I was hardlyamused by it. The humour is the whole movie with cast giving out badperformances. And they except the girl playing Sunshine don't evenprovide eye-candy. I can only comment on Michael Clarke Duncan andVinnie Jones. Michael's performance is the best in the movie and Vinnieis just trying too hard. Danny Trejo being involved in the movie ispriceless, he just appears and says a line in one scene for no reason.The rest of the movie is blah blah. It is actually kind of boring ifnot for the bad acting.Overall: This is not one of the worst Direct-To-DVD movie I have seenbut it is close. It cannot deliver even one single thing. Bad acting,action and story. It is only mildly entertaining because I actuallywanted to laugh at their bad performances. Another thing bad about thismovie is that it is long. Yawn. Had they cut out some unnecessaryscenes, I think it would be easier to watch.
After a long, hard stressful day at work, I came across this movie atredbox knowing nothing about it. With all these superhero movies beingreleased this summer, I couldn't believe that another one was beingcreated when I saw it on redbox. But as I read the synopsis, I figured,what the hell? It's only a dollar. Gosh, I would have spent 13 dollarson this film to see it in the theaters! The concept-brilliant. Themovie-amazing. The production value-fantastic. The smiles that camefrom my body-priceless. Total fun action flick!!! I just love it when Ihave a nice surprise. Super fun! Love the action! Love the humor! Bythe time the movie was finished, I had forgotten I had such a stressfulday. Thank you Cross!!!!
oh my god, how is it possible to make such an terrible movie. therewasn't a thing in the entire movie that was good, i sat an watchthrough it all just to see if they had done something right. there are2 things i especially disliked. 1: the camera work, the way they werefilming was annoying and just made it even more clear what a bigamateur movie it was. 2: the guy that ran around with the ball, i meanin a movie with terrible actors he out shined them all in being aterrible actor. This movie is honestly the worst movie I seen. i'veseen adult movies with better actors! catastrophe, ridiciculous,ombelivlible ,sucks. silly: cross
No offence meant, but any movie starring Brian Austin Green in the leaddoesn't entice much expectations in me. On the other hand, thesupporting cast is surprisingly impressive, listing Vinnie Jones,Michael Clarke Duncan, Jake Busey, Tom Sizemore and Danny Trejo. So itmight be a hidden gem, I hoped.Simply put, it wasn't. Trejo appeared so briefly that one unlucky blinkof the eye and I would have missed him entirely. Sizemore did appear ina few scenes, but was totally unconnected to the story. I still don'treally get why his character was needed at all, except putting his nameon the cast list. And frankly, he did seem rather uninterested in themovie too. The other did actually act in the movie, even though theydidn't have much to work with. The story is weak at best, for examplehow many civilians, a supposedly sweet girl, walk into the vigilantehide out and state "I can't let you have all the fun". Really?But hey, I didn't expect much, so that the story was thin as a leafdidn't bother me that much. That the effects and action, in a actionmovie, was worse did bother me. It really didn't seem that anybodycared to do it well, and the acting was sometimes just atrocious.Unfortunately it didn't have many redeeming points, so even withoutexpectations I was disappointed.2/10
I really enjoyed it....I just watched it on the east coast... i have to say i did not expect much from it.. and i was much more entertained than i expected.. i actually laughed out loud a few times.. it is a little silly but also fun.. and entertaining, kids should have fun with this 8-17 year olds. Some beautiful ladies in the film.. some aweseom cars.. and gun fights.. for a low budget feature it was pretty good.. I'd give it a B+ for action and Cast , and an A- for comedy
A film that deserves awards for photography, editing and sound. Crossis packed with unforgettable characters and comedy. Cross has to be thelargest film I've ever seen made at a smaller budget. There must be ahundred and sixty people in the film. Half of them, being well knownactors. No superhero movie can be complete if you don't have THE DannyTrejo in the film somewhere. Within the first opening sequence, you seethis notorious star in this very film! Not to mention classic villain,Michael. Clark. Duncan. This is most definitely the little film thatcould...and did!! How did one indie company get the interest of SonyPictures and outstanding well-known actors?? The answer becomes clearwhen you watch Cross! I give two thumbs way up for effort and deliveryand I expect great things from the sequel!!
Cross is actually a lot of fun and Brian Austin Green is a rising starfor action movies. The cast is pretty amazing for what seems like amodest budget film. Vinnie is great as usual. And Jake Busey is back ina fun role. Highly recommend this and look forward to Cross Two. I seea franchise in the making and the comic book should be great! I've seenother films from this production team and they make really good actionfilms with good named actors. Some of the effects seem a little hokeysometimes but since it's a comic book / super hero film it all workssomehow. I think it's worth a revisit to their earlier work just to seehow they've progressed.
A film for the ages. This one will stick around for a very long time.Intense dialogue with gritty delivery. A shoe-string budget seems tohave kept the large action scenes limited but they overcome that withgreat dialogue and fun special effects. The big name cast isincredible. Even the director does a Tarantino type cameo in the film.Nice job there as well. Very fun and unexpected. This film willcertainly grow as more people find this little gem on a shelf in theirneighborhood video store, redbox, itunes, amazon, everywhere you canfind it. If entertainment is what you're looking for, Cross succeedsgreatly with a lot of unexpected fun elements. Great success!