Wednesday, 8 February 2012
DVD review: D4 (2010)
First of all I´d like to thank Darrin Dickersson for sending me a numbered screener of his film, the review is based on that screener. A team of ex-military mercenaries is hired by a wealthy doctor to rescue her kidnapped child from a supposedly abandoned goverment facility. Once inside, they discover they´re not alone, and what was meant to be a simple search and rescue quickly turns into a fight for survival. D4 is written, edited and directed by Darrin Dickersson, he also plays the character Smoke, one of the mercenaries. D4 is more a thriller/sci fi instead of the standard explosive action flick, the acting isn't too bad and it´s pretty amazing what Darrin Dickersson and his crew has done with limited resources. Good use of the setting, both the forest and the supposedly abandoned goverment facility look great and are used to good effect. Good camera work and tight editing. D4 has a pretty slow pacing with more focus on plot and characters than action. There is not much blood/gore, the special fx aren´t the greatest I've ever seen but they are not bad.
Rating: 6½ out of 7. I enjoyed the film. D4 has good atmosphere, tension and couple of twists. Can't wait to see Darrin Dickersson´s next film!