I am sure there's a lot of people out there like myself who are sick of all of the remakes and teen slasher films that flood the box-office each week so I was excited to see a new sci-fi action film by one of the best new directors on the scene.
No emotion. No fear. No pain. They were the perfect soldiers to protect civilization-until the drone police became the perfect enemy. With little hope left for mankind, Tallis, an electronically enhanced soldier, rescues a rebel beauty from a failed resistance mission. A force to be reckoned with, she will learn to fight and think like a machine for the final battle to save the human race.
After his fantastic "Pit Fighter" Director Jesse Johnson decided to tackle a new genre and and like his previous film he action is intense and brutal. The first battle scene is something to see, a homage maybe to "Saving Private Ryan" but either way Jesse puts you right there in the middle of the action, this has to be one of the best battles since in recent history in any film. Mr. Johnson is no stranger to action, as one of the leading stunt men in Hollywood today he has a great eye for creating a film with action that most directors can only dream of creating. The film is also a comeback for it's star Don "The Dragon" Wilson and as the lead actor he's never looked or played a tougher character, I look forward to seeing him in more movies soon. The other lead and Katee Sackhoff, is a star on the rise and brings a lot to her role and handles the action scene's very well. Much like his last film Jesse makes a film much bigger than the budget should allow and that again has to go back to his experience in film, the movie looks great and the costumes and and settings are really had to the over-all feel and atmosphere that the film was trying to create. As far as action goes Sentinel has 10x more than any film in theaters today and fans of the genre will certainly have their fill. I not only recommend owning this but also pick up Jesse's other film's as well "Pit Fighter" and "The Honorable" both intense and gritty film's that deserve a larger audience. The DVD comes with some fantastic features including a Making the Movie Featurette and a Director/Producer Commentary. Released by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment. **** Out Of *****