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Best Defense Review

Wylie Cooper (Dudley Moore) believes that a new super-tank he designed is a real lemon on treads. T.M. Landry (Eddie Murphy) is the Army grunt who puts Cooper's tank to the acid test during combat in Kuwait two years later. Via some choice flashbacks, Cooper works furiously to correct the design flaws before the tank is rushed into production. Question is, will he work out the kinks before Murphy gets behind the wheel?

First off, let me start by saying that I liked the idea behind the plot of this film and felt that it was a good base for a story. That said the story of this film was very poorly executed and the constant going back and forth between the two points in time of the story felt very clunky. Had they focused on one point of view , and then showed the other towards the end of the film it would have been more enjoyable.

The parts of the story that focused on Dudley Moore's character were entertaining, but it felt like there was so much going on with it that it got to…

The Prophecy

Christopher Walken, Elias Koteas and Virginia Madsen star in The Prophecy, which tells the story of Thomas Dagget (Kotaes) and how he gets caught in the center of the second war of heaven while trying to solve a murder case with connections to darker side of religion. As Dagget is looking into this case, the soul of the most evil man on the planet is implanted into a little girl named Mary. The race is on between Dagget who wants to save the girl and destroy the evil soul, and Archangel Gabriel (Walken) who wants to take the soul and destroy Mary in the process.

The films story was really outstanding and interesting even without really knowing that much about religion. It has all the elements of good storytelling with drama, action, good versus evil and most of all it makes you think about the events of the film. It may have a slow start, but it more than makes up for it with the second and third acts which both deliver entertaining and memorable moments.

The acting here is top notch…