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Science Fiction - The Last Sentinel


The Last Sentinel
Don Wilson, Katee Sackhoff, Keith David
Directed and written by Jesse Johnson
Echo Bridge Home Entertainment 2007
93 minutes

It takes a few minutes to figure out what exactly is going on in The Last Sentinel, a post robots versus man war science fiction DVD movie, especially because Tallis (Don Wilson) is being instructed by a computer voice that could sound a little clearer at first, but the short wait for the kick ass action is worth it. The Last Sentinel is heavy on action and body parts -especially heads-- being blown up. There are also a few very, very gory bits. This is all held together by a pretty interesting story.

Tallis is the last electronically enhanced human soldier remaining from the fight between the drone police - Robocops who look like a ninja version of C3PO-and humans. He is instructed by a computer voice tied in to his weapon. They are both surprised to find some remaining humans when Tallis rescues a really cute blonde (Katee Sackhoff of Battlestar Galactica fame) who is part of a resistance group.

Tallis and the babe have to get to the core of a refinery where the computer controlling the drone police is situated. Deactivate the computer, deactivate the drones. Of course, the refinery is well defended (and well shot by Jesse Johnson) so the mission is not an easy one. These scenes are a bit video-gamish but they are exciting.

The Last Sentinel works not only because this is a well-made and well-acted action-packed fairly low budget movie but because Tallis is an interesting character in himself or itself and the babe is a smart babe. Granted, the movie is orchestral music heavy at times and there are a couple of extraneous shoot-em-up scenes, but I am being picky.

The Last Sentinel is a pretty good action science fiction DVD.

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