American Heroes: Air Strike Release Date: 2004 Genre: Action | War Director: David Worth (Kickboxer, Shark Attack 2 & 3) Writer: Jon Stevens (Cyborg Soldier) Staring: Robert Rusler, Jennifer Gareis and Fredric Lehne “You’ve got it wrong you American whore. I’m going to fuck you to death.” “Not even in your wettest dreams.” Air Strike […]

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American Heroes: Air Strike
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Action | War
Director: David Worth (Kickboxer, Shark Attack 2 & 3)
Writer: Jon Stevens (Cyborg Soldier)
Staring: Robert Rusler, Jennifer Gareis and Fredric Lehne

“You’ve got it wrong you American whore. I’m going to fuck you to death.”
“Not even in your wettest dreams.”

Air Strike is the second of the five American Heroes films made by Nu Image in the wake of the patriotism upsurge following September 11th for me to watch. And after my initial introduction to the series in the form of Air Marshal, I knew what to expect with this one.

Cheesy special effects – Check
Some stock footage – Check
Evil foreigners – Check
Cardboard characters – Check
And lastly, the token sickening displays of American patriotism. – Check

Nu Image doesn’t disappoint, nor does it impress. Air Marshal was lucky enough to be a plane hijacking film. It’s very hard to make a horrible film when you’ve got a cookie cutter plot like that. Air Strike’s plot is just as simplistic as its predecessor, but in this case, the plot is one that has been screwed up by countless directors in the past. And sometimes those directors screw it up more than once, as is the case with some Jim Wynorski’s various bombs.

To put it as eloquently as possible, American soldiers travel to Eastern Europe in order to bitchslap some drug traffickers funding terrorism. Along the way, a soldier dies and his brother comes on board to avenge his death. Pulling another page from the book of clichés, the two main characters are living in the shadows of their fathers who have achieved major accomplishments in the military. And ohh yeah, one of them is a woman, so you know the typical “Women’s can’t fly planes!” garble is spat.

The only real upside to the movie is the fact that thanks to making all their films out of North America, Nu Image is left with money to make some nice effects. And I’m not talking about the CGI airplane effects, which are at least slightly better than the ridiculously bad airplane shots in Air Marshal. There are a few shootout scenes that, while of course not adhering to the reload rule, are actually pretty damn good. Not to mention the fact that Nu Image actually gives the viewers some good old-fashioned gory violence at a few points.
Air Strike is still a very, very bad movie made with little talent by a company only interested in securing cash in the name of faux patriotism. Horrible motives for making the film aside, Air Strike does manage to be better than the low budget, packed to the brim with stock footage, military films of the late 90s thanks to its budget. And, well, that’s about all the compliments that can be paid to it.

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