Fortress: Sniper’s Eye is the perfect dud. Even with a direct VOD sequence, Fortress: Sniper’s Eye offers nothing but a short run time and a nasty fight. Based on a source from actor Emile Hirsch (Into The Wild) and Alan Horsnail’s screenplay, the story is boring in the way it is predicted. There is no need to go back and see the first Castle because 20 minutes of this film is the story from that movie. Director Josh Sternfeld did his best but it is doubtful that anyone could save Fortress: Sniper’s Eye.
Fortress: Sniper’s Eye (2022): Movie Review
Robert (Bruce Willis) kills Balzary (Chad Michael Murray) and now his wife Sasha (Natali Ura) wants revenge. After Robert fired a shot at work, he was hospitalized. Sasha takes this opportunity to point out that Balzary has never died and allows him to enter the foundation as all hell opens up. Balzary is behind the hundreds of millions of dollars stolen and only Robert’s son can access it. After violating part of the base, Balzary begins to lose control of his captors as they are all well-trained and shooting players. Finally, Robert wakes up to save the day and finish what he thought he had already done.
Chad Michael Murray has a wild power over him that is sometimes very compelling. The One Tree Hill star has not changed in the squares where he expresses a strong and dominant vision when he imposes his will on others. From a practical point of view, he is the only talent. All the other actors in the film are strong in the B-type. The dialogue lines are easily delivered and each word sounds like a function, the text is a major obstacle.
Perhaps the most amazing thing about Fortress: Sniper’s Eye is the complete lack of Bruce Willis. For a film where it is clear that he is the one who is painting, his screen time is less than all his expenses. He’s a big part of the movie’s opening but he won’t be back until the climax.
Most of the characters are very low and the movie is not Willis’s best. Finally, Fortress: Sniper’s Eye just pushed forward a bunch of clichés and ugly one-liners. The most frustrating part of Fortress: Sniper’s Eye action is actually. the audience knows what they are doing when they watch a straight-to-VOD sequel of action, but, even with those levels, the movie is lacking.
No one needs Fortress: Sniper’s Eye to be John Wick, but it would be great if even simple action scenes have the planning and sound design to create a credible battle. At its heart, Fortress: Sniper’s Eye is a “closed” Panic Room-style film. Unfortunately, no one in front of or behind the camera does everything possible to lift it even at the lowest point of any kind.
While all the characters were caught by Michael Murray’s Balzary, two different actors came out through the exhaust channels. Both times they left the door open behind them. It is in ridiculous and humorous moments like these that one forces one to question every aspect of Fortress: Sniper’s Eye.
Emilie Hirsch and Josh Sternfeld are not far from a good design team, but a real grandson of Fortress: Sniper’s Eye character. This action is not fun, and the firing and shooting sound like slapping and BB rifles. Although Chad Michael Murray is involved, it is not enough to make the viewer forgive a dozen other things that are wrong or boring. Fortress: Sniper’s Eye is a mistake and, although it is a fan of the Fortress franchise, it’s hard to imagine its core audience enjoying it.
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