Far Cry 2-Disc SE
Valerie Cardinal in an investigative reporter who gets word from her uncle that the US government is experimenting on soldiers on a deserted island. Determined to find out what the head of research, Dr. Krieger, is up to she decides to hire retired Special Forces officer Jack Carver to get her to the island so she can see first hand what’s going on but once there the two get captured. When Dr. Krieger’s experiments to create the ultimate soldier gets out of hand, all hell breaks loose.
Sound and Vision:
Nothing special to be said here to be honest. Things look and sound as you would expect from a recent release on dvd meaning overall decent quality without anything special or standing out.
– Making Of
– On the set
– CGI Effects
– Audio commentary with Uwe Boll
A pretty standard package of extras that of course gets spiced up by Boll’s presence
This is yet another movie directed by the infamous German, Uwe Boll, and to be honest we have to say that his work is improving. While he used to have big names in the cast and a rather big budget for special effects, these days he has to do with less but it seems to allow him to make better movies. Don’t get me wrong though. Far Cry is far from a great movie but compared to Boll’s previous work we do see a positive curve. Instead of a totally crap film we now get a movie that’s up to the standards of modern B-movies and Far Cry can even be compared to some extent to the quality of f.i. Jean-Claude Vandamme movies.
Don’t expect top notch acting, a deep storyline or anything else that might blow you off your feet but Far Cry does manage to somewhat entertain at times. Or is it that we’ve gotten used to so much crap these days that we even think Uwe Boll’s work is getting better? If your expectations aren’t too high, Far Cry is an average videogame movie that doesn’t stand out of the crowd but that won’t let you down either