Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
A film can fail but still be worth watching. For me that’s Redcon-1 – a film very much the less of the sum of its parts that ultimately is undone by its scope being far greater than its budget. It has a few nice moments but all the way through you see quite quickly that whilst it wants to be 28 Weeks Later meets The Raid, it’s more like a Devil’s Playground meets The Silencer (Look ’em up folks). There’s talent on display here – Strange is very good at the action scenes- but the film can’t pull off its set pieces and scares as, at every moment, it just feels like there wasn’t enough money to make the scenes big or spectacular enough. So Redcon-1 is worth streaming for the effort and vision alone but sadly in truth little else works.
Best Bit: It’s scope
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream (for effort)
If You Liked this Try: The Raid, 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later
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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…