BATTLE DRONE on Netflix, A Review

"Battle Drone" on Netflix Review

Netlfix's Battle Drone (2018) is a mediocre sci-fi action flick that grows on you if you get past the first 30 minutes of the film.

A team of mercenaries working with the CIA accepts an off-the-books mission in Chernobyl, where deadly human-controlled droids prepare an ambush.

Directed and written by Mitch Gould whose resume includes stunt work on Ultraviolet, Twilight and more, this is his second stint at directing a film, the first being Hellbinders (2009), which was horribly reviewed, but his flair for action, I presume, from his stunt work, shows with various angles of action, stop and slow motion action moments.

The cast is almost unknown, and yet, not.

Dominique Swain, Natassia Malthe (Elektra, Lake Placid), Michael Paré (Streets of Fire, The Lincoln Lawyer, Gone), Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding films, In the Eyes of a Killer), Jason Earles (National Treasure, Hanna Montana), Oleg Taktarov (Predators, National Treasure), Richard Alan Reid (Criminal, Woman in Gold) and a few more.

The film got a 4.7/10 on IMDb, and to be honest, starts out hoaky, gets a little better, then starts to fade with some rather unrealistic survival scenes where humans are going hand to hand with machines, but it is what it is. Right?

If your time is valuable, don't waste it here. But if you have nothing better to do or if you're commuting on a train, this isn't a bad flick to pass the mindless time with.

Sure, it sucked, but it wasn't horrible. The third act does seem to carry on and on though. OMG!

Oh, and once again, a true testament/warning to how wasted or high the film reviewers are at Netflix. When you pull up the title on Netflix they show it has five stars. How the raging F!!!??? did it get five stars is beyond me. Typo maybe. Who did they have review this film at 5 stars? Unless it was a 20 star system, and it's not!

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