S.W.A.T.: Fire Fight trailer online
I find S.W.A.T. a complete guilty pleasure, while many hate it I think it's a fun, totally over the top action film that contains some stronger moments of actual S.W.A.T. fun and action, however it's not widely liked. Well I guess people can like Snakes on a Plane but not S.W.A.T., it's a funny world.
Anyway, there's a sequel to S.W.A.T., did you know that? It's called S.W.A.T.: Fire Fight and it's continuing in the silly vein and yet managing to attract a decent cast too, and there's a trailer for it.
The trailer confirms that it's a bit silly and also confirms that it's going further away from what S.W.A.T. is really about (the actual organisation, not the first film or the television series), and it makes me wonder why no one ditches the seventies and action version of this series and makes a proper action adventure thriller based entirely on S.W.A.T. and their tactics, it would do way better than these films have, in fact the best parts of the film were the S.W.A.T. moments.
However what we have are S.W.A.T. and S.W.A.T.: Fire Fight. The sequel is directed by Benny Boom and written by Reed Steiner who is a regular producer and writer on the superb show NCIS, and he was also doing the same on the excellent The Shield. However it's not just the writer that raises an eyebrow, there are some names in that cast - Gabriel Macht, Robert Patrick, Kristanna Loken, Giancarlo Esposito, Carly Pope.
There are hints of something more there, but the trailer isn't quite delivering it as it does feel like it's going away from that S.W.A.T. all over again. Why doesn't anyone make a film about the unit based in reality? Better still, looking at Patrick, why doesn't anyone make a film about The Unit or bring that series back? Aside.
Here's a quick blurb for the film which tells you it's less and less to do with the title. An L.A. S.W.A.T. member is transferred for Detroit to train their team on anti-terrorism and homeland security measures, however during the training a live hostage situation goes wrong and the hostage is killed. The ex-government agent who was holding her hostage blames the L.A. officer and the rest of the team so he goes all out to kill them all one by one.