Stormforce (2006) (aka: Windkracht 10: Koksijde Rescue) Kevin Janssens, Axel Daeseleire, Koen De Bouw, Stan Van Samang Movie Review

Stormforce (2006)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Stormforce (2006) (aka: Windkracht 10: Koksijde Rescue)

Not Top Diver

Rick Symons (Kevin Janssens) is part of the Belgian Army Special operations team where his expertise is in diving. But Rick is also over cocky and during an anti-terrorism demonstration for the well to do he takes it upon himself to blow up a minister's car. It leads to him being re-assigned to the Navy and their rescue squad where rivalry amongst the teams often border on the dangerous. But a face from Rick's past comes back to haunt him and pushes him close to quitting, except a hero can never turn his back on danger and trouble.

So we have the Belgian army and a Navy rescue team but those are just details which are layered over to those who grew up in the 80s is a familiar story. Yes "Stormforce" takes the storyline to "Top Gear", tinkers with a few details but basically delivers the same. So we have Rick, a bit of a maverick, who gets transferred to the Navy because of his antics, his antics wind up his colleagues, he ends up in a tempestuous relationship, something from his past causes him to suffer a bout of self doubt and well he gets a chance to prove himself. It isn't by any means terrible but it does constantly struggle to keep hold of your attention.

The trouble is that when you start thinking "Top Gun" whilst you watch it just doesn't compare and lacks not only the star names as well as the characters full of bravado but the action is also pretty dull. There is no massive sense of danger or any real atmosphere and to be totally honest your attention starts to drift towards other things whilst watching because it fails to grab you.

What this all boils down to is that "Stormforce" is not that great and sadly set itself up for the fail by basically reworking "Top Gun". Yet whilst it has various issues it is not the worse made movie in the world and you half wish that it could have found something to inject into the story to give it the life it is lacking.