Sniper: Reloaded

Sniper Reloaded, Billy Zane, Chad Michael Collins, Richard Sammel, Patrick Lyster, Annabelle Wright, Kayla Privett, Justin Strydom, Rob Fruithoff, Khulum M. SkenjanaSniper: Reloaded – when his team are ambushed by a single shooter, a marine goes behind enemy lines to draw the sniper out and avenge his fallen comrades. For a b-movie, the action in this is surprisingly strong and intense; unfortunately the filler between these big set-pieces is fairly standard. Unbeknownst to me, this is the 4th film in the series, but you don’t have to have seen the rest to understand this; although they may explain the unprecedented overuse of ‘shoulder touching to convey trust’ symbolism. Most importantly, for a film about snipers, pretty much all of the famous / trick shots are in there: kill through a wall, one shot – two kills, thread the needle through another sniper scope. It’s also aided by some stunning wildlife & nature shots and a gratuitously bad all-holds-barred sex scene. For a no name cast (other than Billy Zane, who kinda feels at home here) and no budget, Sniper: Reloaded shouldn’t be nearly as good as it is, but the action, cinematography and setting make up for shortcomings in the script and story departments.

 Score: 6/10

Sniper Reloaded, Billy Zane, Chad Michael Collins, Richard Sammel, Patrick Lyster, Annabelle Wright, Kayla Privett, Justin Strydom, Rob Fruithoff, Khulum M. Skenjana 2

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