S.W.A.T. 2003 720p BDRip Dual Audio Hindi And English
The feature-film version of the 1970’s cop series ”S.W.A.T.” preserves the most memorable thing about the old television show: Barry DeVorzon’s wah-wah crackle theme song. (Hearing constant variations on it as arranged by the gifted Elliot Goldenthal is hilarious.) Unfortunately the director, Clark Johnson, and a battery of writers have also retained the punitive monotony and barely coherent narrative thinness of the old show as well. This film evokes the feeling of wasting a rainy Saturday afternoon.
Probably the only reason for trying to make a movie of an old television show is to utilize its recognition factor while spinning it into something entirely different. And despite Mr. Johnson’s touching generosity to the old series — he even gives cameos to Steve Forrest and Rod Perry, two of its stars — it’s not as if anyone had any huge loyalty to the psycho-of-the-week drama of the show. It was just action fodder from Aaron Spelling, the man who was also responsible for ”Charlie’s Angels.”
The ”S.W.A.T.” film comes armed with a passable paranoid-action-picture premise that, if given the right amount of ferocity, could have played like a remake of Walter Hill’s 1979 gangster-lean classic ”The Warriors.” Here the foreign crime boss Alex Montel (Olivier Martinez) — at least I think that what he’s called, since he goes through more identity changes than Elizabeth Taylor — is about to be extradited after leaving a trail of corpses and misery. Following a failed jail break — after which Montel inexplicably gets to speak to the television cameras — he offers ”a hundred meelleeeeon dollars to whoever gets me out of here.”
Law in Los Angeles then suddenly evaporates, with all of the city’s thugs, gang members and semi-employed, dangerous-looking actors marshaling their forces to spring Montel. An elite S.W.A.T. team — actually, a S.W.A.T. unit’s S.W.A.T. unit — has to transport this prisoner to a federal pen, the airport or another film remake of an old Aaron Spelling TV show; it’s never entirely clear which. But ”S.W.A.T.,” which opens nationwide today, suffers from a problem of emphasis. The filmmakers have top-loaded the movie with a back story that, sweetly, someone is under the illusion an audience would care about.