The Siege

A review by Mike Shea   Movie Rating: ( * * · · · )    DVD Rating: ( * · · · · )

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The story of the declaration of marshal law in New York City in retaliation of multiple terrorist bombings. The Siege looked like an interesting movie with a relatively unique plot. Unfortunately, the film took forever to get into the main body, and the main point of the movie was glossed over with Denzel Washington diving into rooms shooting terrorists, and dancing with a CIA agent scenes. There werent many major acting accomplishments here. Bruce Willis had the chance to create a General who feels that he is doing evil for the sake of good, but ends up just being a thug with stars on his arm. Overall, while it hinted at a much larger deeper idea, it just skimmed over it with all-too-traditional FBI/CIA craziness. The DVD was pretty weak, with only a 5.1 soundtrack to set it apart. No 16x9 enhancement or any extras. Overall, maybe worth a rental if you are bored on a Saturday night, but certainly not a keeper by any means.