Behind Enemy Lines

Jays Rating:

If you like dramas with non-stop action and exciting battle scenes, you won’t want to miss the film Behind Enemy Lines. Flight Navigator Lt. Burnett (Owen Wilson) has been flying an F18 Hornet for 7 years and is bored with the Navy. He tells his commanding officer that he wants to resign his commission. In response, Lt. Burnett and his pilot, Lt. Stackhouse are assigned to fly a routine reconnaissance mission on Christmas Day. They detour off course and their plane is shot down by a Surface to Air Missile from Eastern Europe. Although they manage to safely eject from the plane, Lt. Stackhouse breaks his leg on landing and Lt. Burnett goes for help – right in the middle of enemy territory. As luck would have it, an eastern European rebel group realizes that the F18 has taken incriminating pictures and they go after Burnett and Stackhouse. (No, the pictures weren’t of the rebels cheating on their wives.) Meanwhile, Admiral Reigart (Gene Hackman) of the ca rrier battle group USS Carl Vinson wants to send out a rescue party. However, as a result of political issues, a NATO admiral makes sure there is no rescue attempt. This is an exciting film with great action sequences that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I think I fell off the edge of my seat twice thinking I had jumped out of the plane and was landing on the ground. Some of the story is a little unbelievable (The enemy shoots hundreds of bullets and can’t hit a thing, but one shot by our hero and he hits every time) and the plot is a little thin but I thoroughly enjoyed it and give it a B rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.