A FILM BY RENE PEREZ & iDiC ENTERTAINMENT
WAR MACHINE (Advanced
review copy) - Modern day Military action with a grindhouse flick feel, and the spirit of a Spaghetti
Western, would be my first impression of director, Rene Perez's latest effort, War Machine. Those of you familiar with
Perez's previous work can expect more of the same high caliber, take no prisoners action, but what makes this film truly stand
out from his other film's, is the exploration of Perez's abilities as a writer..
War Machine is a full length feature chronicling the formation of a special ops group, thier task, to defend
the world from a rising threat, the terrorist organization known as, ASP. Sound familiar? It should, because the characters
in War Machine are based on a certain 80's cartoon and toy juggernaut named...well, I think You know whom I'm referring to.
The film follows it's main character (played by Robert Amstler) as he travels to the carribean to hook
up with the other members of his team where ASP, and it's ominous hooded leader, (He'll look familiar) plan to load up numerous
vessels with small arms, explosives, etc. to ship to American shores. Stopping ASP will be no simple task for the newly formed strike
force, as they meet opposition in the form of the hooded leaders personal army, ninja bodyguard, and sabotage expert.
A beautiful paradise quickly becomes a living Hell as the opposing forces fight for control of the
Unlike Perez's last effort, Silent Enclision, this film is both full feature length, and features dialog
throughout. Perez's abilities as a writer show great promise.
The film has a simple action movie plot, but Perez takes it one step further by letting you get inside the
mind of the films chracters, letting you see what makes them tick, what drives them. Perez's characters are familiar to those
of us who know that, "Knowing is half the battle, but War Machine is no carbon copy, instead Perez's film takes an existing
property, much like a Fan Film, and slightly modifies it here and there to make it his own while remaining faithful to the
spirit of the source material. However, the film is not without it's flaws..War Machine drags on in some parts, and occasionally
dialog is hard to make out, or lost in a fog of heavy accents. These are minor gripes, but I feel they were worth noting.
War Machine is a very fun film overall, featuring all of the things that make an action flick so darn
enjoyable (Awesome hand to hand combat, plenty of gunplay, swell lookin' gals, and top notch stunt work). Perez has come
a long way as both writer, and director with the release of this film, making him one to watch in the world of Independent
cinema. Check this one out!
*This film will be released soon, until then visit iDic Entertainments website and check out some of Mr. Perez's previous films, as well as music videos for his band, iDic. iDic supplies
the soundtrack for War Machine.
*RENE PEREZ WAS KIND ENOUGH TO SHARE SOME EXCLUSIVE PICS FROM THE FILM WITH US, CLICK HERE TO CHECK EM' OUT!
*AS AN ADDED BONUS, CHECK OUT SOME ARTWORK FROM THE OFFICIAL WAR MACHINE COMIC TIE-IN, BRING THE PAIN! CLICK
HERE AND ENJOY!!