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Plot: By order of Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Captain Strong is given a dangerous assignment to deliver a delicate communication to the British Ambassador in Kazakhstan. As the senior officer for the elite Queen’s Messenger corps, Captain Strong must pledge to protect his diplomatic cargo with his life
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“Rrr! Die! Rrr!”
After working as a full-time action hero for nine years, Gary apparently chose 2001 as the year to begin a hiatus from filmmaking. This was just as well, because the man’s supply of decent movies was definitely drying up. QUEEN’S MESSENGER – the sequel to WITNESS TO A KILL – is the last film Daniels released during the golden era of his career, and the fact that it has yet to receive a Region 1 release is far from mystifying when you see how boring it is. This is a dreary, international thriller with mostly sluggish action scenes and a handful of bad directorial decisions that seal the film’s tedium.
The story: While delivering a top-secret communique to Kazakhstan, Captain Anthony Strong (Daniels) is caught up in the revolutionary plot of a violent separatist (Christoph Waltz) to overthrow the government.
The movie’s predecessor was not perfect by any means, but in comparison to its sequel, WITNESS TO A KILL is an action masterpiece. I counted only two full-length fight scenes, and while one of these is pretty decent, it cannot make up for the poor quality of the rest of the action content. The shootouts are old hat, but the two lengthy chase scenes are so very, very boring. Whether Gary is on a motorcycle or in a tank, the pursuits he’s in are relentlessly slow-paced and devoid of surprises, making what would otherwise be the adrenaline highlights of the movie simply chores to sit through.
The Bulgarian shooting location – with its gray and white color palette – is boring to look at, and the prominence of European actors speaking in accented English gets all the more tiring thanks to the dopey dialogue (“Get me closer; I want to kill the bonehead”). Costar Trie Donovan delivers the best performance of the cast as an international reporter, even though her character mispronounces words like “Sunni” and “Czech.” Everyone else is pretty lackluster, whether it’s Gary with his newly-adopted cockney accent or Ivan Ivanov with his 100% dubbed voice. Even though villain Christoph Waltz would go on to win two Oscars for his work in Quentin Tarantino features, he kinda sucks in here.
The fact that the movie is competently-made with good production values almost plays against it at this point: I would have had a much better time with a questionably-produced disasterpiece than a movie that looks fine but is all the more boring because of it. Gary puts up a strong front throughout the picture, but I have a feeling that my desire for the movie to end mirrored his desire to just go on vacation at this point. It’s easy to avoid this one, so keep on ignoring it.
Even more disposable than I had expected
I’ve rarely seen a film in which baddies fail to shoot straight quite so much, though to be fair they sometimes fail by being too slow instead. While one can believe that a ragged Muslim militia would let off a lot of ammo for each bullet that hits, having them miss *all* the time seems to be the the easy way out of plot inconveniences.
*Spoiler follows (notionally, as there’s nothing to spoil)* One really has to admire the approach to “tension” which has principal villain (driving a car) and principal hero (on the bonnet) pointing pistols at each other at (obviously) very, very short range, only for the latter to shoot first. *End of spoiler alert*. Christoph Walzer generally deserves better, but after this performance I think he’ll have to clean the fragments of the scenery from his teeth himself.
The disc packaging in front of me describes Kazakhstan as an Eastern European country, inviting questions like “Is schooling available in your country?”. Mind you, it also describes Captain Strong as a senior officer of the Queen’s Messengers, into which he was injected (with his grudging consent) a few minutes before flying to Kazakhstan. OK, the writer of the blurb hadn’t actually watched the film. Perhaps he thinks that an army captain is like a naval captain? Perhaps he doesn’t actually think at all?
The “also starring…” list kicks off with Romina Mondello. She appears for about five minutes in total, bracketing the main action, and her entire part could be removed without leaving a gap. Presumably the producers found that they had a hot young Italian available for a day’s shooting, and wrote a part for her. Can she act? Well, she’s pointlessly angry in one miniature scene (actually written as a interruption to another scene, after which everybody forgets to lock the door again), and her two other appearances show her vamping sultrily at Captain Strong. She can do both! Weirdly, Strong seems to be at least slightly serious about the other love (sorry) sex-interest in Kazakhstan, with a teaser set up to have her still interested but not available at the of the film. Preceding and following this with scenes in which Strong seems to be coveting someone else’s wife in a manner both gauche and casual has the effect of re-inventing Strong as a Bond-like misogynist hopping from one disposable woman to the next. I dare say none of this was actually thought through.
There are a lot of petrol explosions, all of them apparently CGI, and not terribly convincing. I may be more sensitive than some to this, but the main problem is that it’s easier to detect CGI scenes the second and third time you see them, and all the damn explosions were so like each other that the effect was the same.
I wonder what the delivery system for those nukes was meant to be?
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min)
Director Mark Roper
Writer Peter Jobin, Harry Alan Towers
Actors Gary Daniels, Trie Donovan, John Standing
Country Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Canada
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio N/A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm