These days action movies are a dime a dozen with at least 2-5 getting the DVD release every week. It is getting harder and harder to find ones that are decent at this point, but when you look around you can at least find a few with recognizable stars to give them a shot. The latest, SWAT: Unit 887 features a decent cast including Tom Sizemore, Mischa Barton, Timothy Woodward Jr, Michael Pare, and Jeremy London, but does it have the action to back it up or will it be a mission not worth finishing?
SWAT: Unit 887 follows an elite SWAT Team as they try to stop a domestic terrorist from killing innocent hostages and destroying the city of Los Angeles. With 24 hours left on the clock, the team must rely on their instincts and unique skill set to stop the attack and bring justice. This has a decent premise and a cast that could have at least done something decent with it, but sadly it just falls apart right out of the gate. There are some decent action moments, but they all feel forced and fake. The fight sequences they attempted to deliver were just not well choreographed or executed. The story felt a bit all over the place and never found its footing enough for you to get invested with anything going on. While there are a couple of decent shoot outs, the end result is just not there.
This was clearly a lower budget film that they hoped to somehow elevate it with the action and recognizable stars, but in the end felt just like every other forgettable throwaway action flick. All of these stars have done way better films so thankfully this is one that you can skip to see them elsewhere. If you are one that wants to check out every action movie that comes along or just that big of a fan of someone in this movie, then watch it and decide for yourself, but be ready for a standoff you might not be able to make it through.