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Directed by Ryan Little, Saints and Soldiers: The Void is the third chapter of action movies inspired by World War 2.

 

Set during the final days of battle in 1945, United States tank destroyers are sent to take out a platoon of Nazis in the Harz mountains. Along the way, they are ambushed and must fight for their survival. Also fighting a conflict on a different level is Sgt. Jesse Owens (K. Danor Gerald) who encounters racial prejudice from his own unit.

 

The film also stars Adam Gregory, Talon G. Ackerman, Matthew Meese and Bart Johnson.

 

The colour is suitably desaturated, but the proceedings are decidedly low budget, with a TV movie feel. There's also a lack of tension, grit and urgency felt in the likes of Saving Private Ryan. Instead we are treated to a tank driver singing 'Danny Boy', copious amounts of dialogue and limited action. Rated 15, the combat isn't especially visceral either, with bullets and explosions that do as much damage as The A-Team.

 

Saints and Soldiers: The Void is largely character driven, rather than action. World War 2 enthusiasts may enjoy seeing the M 18 Hellcats in action, but the melodrama may leave others dissatisfied.

 

Extras: The DVD doesn't come with any extras other than scene selection.

Review by: Sarah O'Connell

Review Date: 6th October 2014

Saints and Soldiers: The Void Review

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Saints Soldiers The Void