Without any high profile actors starring in it, the sequel to S.W.A.T. did not even make it to the theatre. Don’t make the mistake of then dismissing it as inferior to the original. The action, acting and story are on par with the first. It actually was a lot better than I expected it to be.
LAPD officer Paul Cutler (Gabriel Macht – Behind Enemy Lines, Love & Other Drugs) is an expert in anti-terrorism tactics. He is transferred to Detroit to train the S.W.A.T. there in the latest techniques. A mistake made during a domestic dispute changes everything. A hostage is killed and a government assassin (Robert Patrick – Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Walk the Line) becomes obsessed with killing Cutler and his entire team. Things go downhill quickly.
Though it is a fairly enjoyable one as far as straight-to-video films go it is not without its weaknesses. In life time management is an important skill that many lack and this lack extends to directors. Often lately I will be watching a film that is just ambling along, whether it be a comedy or action film, and then it seems like bing bang boom then ending happens. The ending ends up feeling sloppy because it is so short. It is almost as if the director realized what his running time was and just decided to shorten the ending. There were other scenes in the film that could have been cut without harming the continuity and as a result given more time for a proper ending.
If you enjoy this genre of film then it is certainly worth a watch.
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