Taglines: They’re the Best Man for the job.
A diplomatic official is captured and imprisoned while touring a war zone, so a team of elite female commandoes is assembled to infiltrate a women’s prison for a daring rescue.
Mercenaries (aka Prison Raid) is an action film starring Kristanna Loken, Brigitte Nielsen, Vivica A. Fox, Cynthia Rothrock, Zoë Bell, and Nicole Bilderback. In the tradition of The Asylum’s film catalog, Mercenaries is a mockbuster of The Expendables 3.
If you and your mates rented a camera and the contents of an army surplus store, you could hardly fail to improvise a better grunts-with-guns flick than this humdrum effort, which has escaped its direct-to-petrol-station destiny thanks to the dazzling combined star power of chirpy Cockney Blackwood and Titanic villain Zane (sporting one of Bruce Willis’ discarded hair pieces).
It’s not so much The Expendables as The Unemployables. After a military coup in Bosnia the President sends in a squad of soldiers, armed with digital explosions and dangerous accents, to rescue the US ambassador. The combat scenes are authentic, but for all the shooting and scowling, it’s a pretty dull, bloodless and inconsequential affair.
Oirected by: Christopher Ray
Starring: Kristanna Loken:, Brigitte Nielsen, Vivica A. Fox, Cynthia Rothrock, Zoë Bell, Nicole Bilderback, Tim Abell, Tiffany Panhilason
Screenplay by: Edward DeRuiter, Edward DeRuiter
Production Design by: Alexa Roland
Cinematography by: Alexander Yellen
Film Editing by: Maureen Murphy, Bobby K. Richardson
Costume Design by: Michelle Green
Set Decoration by: Fernando Valdes
Music by: Chris Ridenhour
MPAA Rating: None.
Release Date: August 8, 2014