Spectral (2016)

Spectral (2016) 107min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 9 December 2016 (USA) Summary: A sci-fi/thriller story centered on a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings.
Countries: USA, HungaryLanguages: English, Russian, Romanian, Slovenian

Spectral (2016).

I’ve started to build the tag cloud on this site to help me remember movies in the future. I like to type at least one unique thing for each movie (or TV series) that when I look at the tag cloud I’ll go “Oh I remember that now.”

I struggled to find one unique thing about this movie to tag.

Our unlikely hero for this outing is a scientist who builds things that can be used as weapons and is startled by other people wanting to use them as such. Whoops! Luckily he has built some goggles that can see spectral anomalies that are killing soldiers during a peacekeeping action in Moldova (warning: no scenes of Moldova apparently exist in this movie) and so he is shipped out to find out what’s going on.

And it’s a good job he’s on the scene as the movie unfolds because there are not one but TWO A-team style montages where he does science in order to save the world from a weapons experiment gone wrong. During one of these he reverses the polarity of something. No, really. Anyway, he builds some progressively bigger guns and at the end manages to be the person who saves the day.

That’s about it, really. It was not a good movie. It was not a bad movie. It was just – a movie.

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