The descendants of the first ones to travel space are regarded as people of lesser worth. Half a millennium after the first ships launched in search of a better life, the Pilgrims still are discriminated. When the Kilrathi declare war against the human race, it is up to Christopher Blair, Pilgrim halfling, to help avoid complete annihilation. Since the Kilrathi managed to conquer a Navcom unit, they know the jump coordinates to Earth. And since the terran fleet is two hours further away from home than the Kilrathi fleet, the only hope of Mankind is to set trust in a Pilgrim, who can astrogate by feeling and does not need a Navcom unit - its all genetics.
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I can't say I was actually disappointed in this movie because I went infully expecting it to be junky, wunky, and what's that other word, ohyeah,stunky. So in a sense, I got more than I bargained for because it wasevenworse than that.If you're a loyal Wing Commander games fan (I'm not, but you may be),don'tbother seeing this one because you'll be disappointed. Only the nameshaven't been changed to protect the innocent.It almost seems Roberts (creator of the Wing Commander series)at somepointwas attempting to make a movie that was as far removed from the actualideaof the game as he could get just in case he didn't want the Wing Commandername tacked on it. The strange thing is he still called it Wing Commanderand stuck his name in the credits. This movie might have done well as ananonymous, direct-to-video B science fiction action flick if hehad.I can't criticize the plot as there wasn't much of one other than theEarthis at war with the Kilrathi and the hero has to do something or other justin the nick of time to save everyone.Characters: nothing much there either. Pouty kid fresh out of the academywith cocky friend. Straight-laced commander types and a couple women whohave bigger balls than the guys.Sets, take some cheesy WWII submarine sets and put flashy lights in them,done.Fighters, take fighter models from same cheesy WWII flick, tear off thepropellor and put some jet engine type things on it, done.Special effects, film explosions through a green filter to make them looklike they might be atomic or something.There, now you've seen the movie and saved $8.00. You can thank melater.
This film is miles better than you might expect from the video cover (abunch of impossibly young good looking kids - I thought 'Star Trek'rip-off, but no, it's better than that, even if it did come from avideo game) (or so I am told..) Freddie Prinze jnr is a bit wooden, butthe other actors more than make up for it. The marvelous Tcheky Karyois a standout, and so is David Suchet, popping up quite unexpectedly,as the too short-lived Captain of the Tiger Claw. The women areexcellent as well, Saffron Burrows as Angel Devereaux and Ginny Holderas Rosie Forbes. The story has depths and I wanted to learn more aboutthe Pilgrims, and the war against them... The international cast is agreat strength, how refreshing to hear a mix of voices and accent for afilm set in 2654 (?).
I went into Wing Commander with exceptionally low expectations, and came outsomewhat _more_ than pleasantly surprised. The plot is a bit loose, andChris Roberts' vision of the future is a bit silly, but the acting was quiteacceptable, the humor reasonably well done.The concepts, scenery, and miscellaneous visual imagery successfullycombined an old-style World War II visual feel with a far future setting,though the space-fighters-that-looked-like-corsairs were more than a littlesilly, and the capital vessels' broadside missile cannon battle came rightout of an Erol Flynn pirate movie. Nonetheless, the visuals were internallyconsistent throughout -- quite an achievement in a sci-fi film set this farin the future.I found that when I suspended disbelief, I was able to immerse myself in thefilm and cheer for the good guys, but the movie periodically did somethingso silly that it yanked me out of the story to scoff briefly before divingback in.If you like sci-fi and space opera ala Star Wars, go for it -- you'll enjoythis quite a bit. But do yourself a favor and keep a reign on yourexpectations.
I saw this movie when it was first released and was impressed with the opening graphics of the universe. It was also very entertaining while presenting some advanced concepts of quantum cosmology.
I understand that many dismiss the film because it didn't stay trueenough to the universe established in the video game. On the otherhand, there are those like me who know nothing about the game andwatched the film due to interest in things sci-fi in general and thefilm delivered on that end. Much of the premise and cultural settingreminded me of the original Battlestar Galactica. There are some reallygood fighting scenes, but, most of all, it's a sci-fi movie that isactually in space - for the whole length of the film (which I doappreciate) - not hiding on some Earth-like planet.The film features some strong female characters, but, as pointed out byothers, some aspects are regular Hollywood fare. I really liked thepilgrim mythology. Putting aside any relationship to the video game,the film is fun, has its emotional moments and features some greatvisuals.
Ok... I have readed many reviews... Some said the movie sucked, go see Star Wars... There is best SF out there... All kind of junk... First, this movie stands by itself... It's not a copy of Star Wars (And Episode I was a really poor movie). Well, of course, with low budgets, you don't see thousands of computer generated dummies that fight in a senseless movie, and there isn't a new Jesus (Like Anakin Skywalker, born from a Virgin). I have seen the movie twice and I have the video... Has a great presentation where history is told... And impressive sound track, good special effects... Good acting (Not excellent), good story, but a little weak script. But at least a good movie. Only a suggestion... Be carfull with the details in the movie, all are important
Wing Commander never made it to local cinemas over here to Singapore, so I watched this movie on DVD. Being an avid computer gamer, I've played all the Wing Commander space-simulation games since 1992, and being also a huge fan of the genre, didn't spare a second thought when I picked up this disc. First off, I'm afraid that plotwise, it's not too much to go by; ultimately, the script is a "Top Gun in Space" derivative. For those of us who're not aware, Wing Commander is the computer gaming equivalent of Star Wars. For folks who're aware of how events actually transpire in the actual Wing Commander genre, this movie does change several key elements of the established storyline. That goes both ways; it'll bother purists who do know how the inter-galatic war eventually turns out (as presented in the videogame, Heart of the Tiger); on the other hand, the different plot should keep even these purists interested at the probable "alternate" history of the war. The special effects, space dogfighting, and capital ship action though somewhat rough around the finer edges, is still nevertheless exciting and satisfactory, considering the very limited budget of $30 million that director and creator of the Wing Commander series Chris Robert had to work with. Even then, perhaps Robert was trying too hard to be different from the "other" inter-galatic space-war franchise, particularly in the focus on fleet/small-craft action. But in so doing, some of the ship modelling- particularly that on the use of ballistic projectiles in ship weaponary did come across as rather jarring, even for those who were willing to cut a lot of slack for this new-comer motion picture. Cast wise, Freddie Prinze made for a rather faceless Christopher Blair, although he's still pretty likable as a character within the confines of the 2 hour movie. The role of Jeanette Devereaux (imho) would have been better suited for Sophie Marceau- Saffron Burrows is nice to look at, but didn't impress. Perhaps the most successful of the trio of main leads is Matthew Lillard, which provided for an alternate, believable Tood "Maniac" Marshall when compared to Thomas Wilson's top-notch portrayal of the same in the video games. So, overall; I still like this motion picture just fine. Folks who've played the games should definitely try this one out- it's a fun, 2 hour romp. :)
I nearly didn't see this movie, and I'm a big sci-fi fan (and scientist). I read review after negative review, some saying this was the worst movie of all time. Then one day I noticed my wife was watching it on DirectTV. She said she had just watched for the third time and was anticipating watching it again. Afer hearing that I immediately purchased the DVD. (My wife has good taste.) I enoyed this movie very much. It has a sense of time and place that most sci-fi adventure movies lack. The acting was good and the plot was derivative but adequate. I just wish these movies would get the physics right. (Spacecraft don't fly like airplanes!) Lucas started a very bad precedent...
This review is from: Wing Commander (DVD) This was hands down, the best two hours I've had in a theater when I saw it originally. The reason it was the best two hours, is because it was so bad, the entire audience was spontaneously MST3King it through the whole movie. It was like attending The Rocky Horror Picture Show, except the jeering and mocking was all spontaneous.You will see such amazing sights as aliens who look like a mutated versions of Fozzy the Bear, fighters that drop down when launching from their carriers like airplanes, and a military officer telling everyone else on-board their spaceship to stay quiet so the aliens on the other spaceship wont hear them. Yeah, gotta be careful not to alert your enemies in space by making too much noise. On a basic level, the director seems to have confused spaceship combat with submarine combat, and The Hunt For Red October this is not. Physics is taken out into a back alley, beaten within an inch of its life, and left to bleed out.If you intend to watch this, I suggest you plan on a room full of friends and a lot of alcohol during silly hour, because that's about the only way this is remotely watchable.This movie gives Battlefield Earth a run for its money, and also has the distinction of being the only movie I've seen where the audience started booing and hissing when the protagonist starts kissing his love interest at the end.
This review is from: Wing Commander (DVD) I've been looking for the DVD a long time... I watched it at sea aboard a ship when it was only available on VHS and it was great now I purchased the DVD to watch it at home.
I wish I could give it ZERO stars. A movie with no plot. Just an UGLY actor riding a space ship shooting everybody! Funny eh?
Okay, we were in Nashville and I wanted to see a movie that had the Episode 1 preview before it. The girl at the box office said that Wing Commander was the only one that had it. She obviously didn't know what she was talking about because it wasn't on there. If only it had I could have justified the money I spent on seeing this really awful movie. We applauded when one of the main characters was killed. We almost got up and left, but one of my friends was taking a nap and we didn't want to disturb him.
Wing Commander, made in 1999 was a good film. It wasn't great and It wasn't very good, though. The movie stars "She's All That" stars Matthew Lillard and Freddie Prinze, JR. both good friends. The movie also includes "Deep Blue Sea's" Saffron Burrows. Any way, the plot of the movie is kind of lame. It's just about two fighter Soldiers (Lillard, Prinze) fighting in war against an evil cult of Aliens. The movie is hardly realistic with Freddie Prinze Jr's character. He is supposed to be a large big hero, but infact, usually in warcraft there is really not a big hero. Matthew Lillard (maniac) is some silly pilot who never gets a second chance. I suggest in your best interest that you don't see the movie unless your a big Sci fi alien buff.
The main reason why I saw this movie was to see the Episode 1 trailer which was worth the price of admission. However WingCommander wasn't. For 90 minutes I sat there trying to make sense of this story with such a blur. The special effects were bad and the bad guys were ridiculously pathetic looking.SO IF YOU THINK HITTING YOURSELF IN THE HEAD WITH A BIG STICK IS FUNNY THEN THIS MOVIE IS FOR YOU.a no star option should be made
Brilliantly scripted and marvelously acted Sci-Fi movie based on theall-time favorite PC-game. The intense combination of an intergalacticwar-story and a classic Shakespearian love-tale makes this movie anadrenaline-pumping tears-jerker of historical proportion. Mankind cantraverse the darkest depths of space, it will always bring along itsemotions! The Kilrathi character-depth is the secret of its success,diminishing the personality of Hamlet to a superficialcartoon-character. While the lines spoken by the Kilrathi have therhythm of a Swiss watch, it is the depth of their meanings that trulyfascinates. Only repeated viewing can reveal the many layers of itsmessage. Once discovered, your will agree that this is what takes WingCommander beyond the level of the greatest classics of Hollywood oreven global cinema.The people of the future will divide human history in the pre-WingCommander era (or the Dark Age) and the post-Wing Commander era, whenhumanity finally became enlightened by this masterpiece and itspowerful message. At a lower level, you are bound to forget the part ofyour life that was spent - wasted really - before you could become awitness yourself to the brilliance that is Wing Commander.Oscars may be awarded for artistry in film-making, only a Nobel Prize(or several) could do justice to the levels of excellence reached byWing Commander. This production will no-doubt be remembered by the manygenerations to come as a turning point in movie-making. Its message,when correctly interpreted, will influence society as only the HolyBible may have done before.Be ready to experience never-felt-before emotions as you watch thishallmark movie over and over again. It will leave its tracks on yoursoul Â tractor-pull deep tracks.
Now everyone knows about how not so good "Wing Commander" was, but I'm here to talk about why you should check it out on DVD. Now, it has no real features unlike some of the later video game movies do. But the movie is as loud as it wants to be in Dolby Digital 5.1 and it looks very good in Widescreen. Too bad it's not enchance for 16x9, it's just letterboxed. (I might have just given this review 5 stars...maybe). Unlike the later fox movies that were released right after it. But "Wing Commander has to be the best looking and loudest video game movie you could watch and experience on DVD.
"Uncle, there's something WRONG with this movie."I took my niece along with some of her cousins to see this movie when it first came out in theatres, mostly because it was the only movie that was playing that wasn't rated R. She said the above quote to me towards the end of the movie, and boy, was she on target: There WAS something wrong with Wing Commander - it SUCKED. Bad. Her review was one of the best, most succinct, not to mention funniest movie reviews I've ever heard. Wing Commander isn't even worth the $4.97 Amazon is charging for it, and it's definitely not worth the 100 minutes of your life it will take to watch it.
While this movie might be a little strange, it is still a good movie (like "Starship Troopers". If you did not like this movie, then you dont understand it (like when you missed half of it when you got up to get a refill on your drink and your family volunteered you to get them one as long as you were up).
I am a big fan of the video game series. When I first played WingCommander, I was hooked to its unique story and great characters. Theaction was good and it always kept me coming back for more just to getbetter endings. When I first heard about the movie, I was still looking upinformation on Prophecy.The movie is out. I got a chance to see it and it surprised me. It neverdid a thing to make the story that was Wing Commander come to life. It hadits moments, but there were a lot of things wrong. The only characters inthe movie were from the game were Maverick (Blair), Maniac, Angel, andPaladin. Bossman was already dead, which sucked. I'm not sure if Hunter isthe same Hunter in the game. Tolwyn should've still been played by MalcolmMcDowell.The Kilrathi insulted the legacy of the game in my opinion. There arestrange looking. More like fish rather than tigers. The story was okay,but not true to the game. What happened all of a sudden. If you are a fanof the game series, see this movie for interest. If you don't know a damnthing about the game, I'm not sure. It depends of what kind of audience youare.
Geez, this film was bad. Take the hideously awful acting of Plan 9 from Outer Space, the annoying dialogue of Star Wars Episode 1, and the pitiful plot of Friday the 13th-- you'll get an idea of just how bad Wing Commander really is. It's far inferior to any of the films I previously mentioned; in fact, the only good thing about the film is the score. While the music is commendable, it does not change the movies mood whatsoever. I found myself laughing in the theatre after many of the lines. Pitiful, pitiful. If you liked this film, please do not write any screenplays and do not, by any means, reproduce.