Paskal

Movie review by Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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age 15+

War violence abounds in so-so Malaysian action movie.

NR 2019 115 minutes

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age 16+

Worth the time on a lazy COVID day

It is reminiscent of 80-90’s military action flicks. That is fine with me. I enjoy this genre as some enjoy Japanese monsters or Kung Fu movies. Less than moderate violence. Film depicts heroism and the “good guys win.” I would allow a mature 14 y/o to watch. Otherwise 16 would be lower limit. I am white US citizen, 71 y/o, ex-military (1968-1972) served as Corpsman with US Marines Vietnam. I loved that this story takes place it in a country other than the United States. We tend to believe: 1. Only Americans are brave and heroic. 2. Only Americans have really well trained tough as hell Special Forces. 3. Only Americans save their brothers by giving their life (soldiers falls on grenade). 4. Only America has the technical and tactical knowledge to neutralize a threat. 5. Only America has a functional Navy and patrol their boundaries with modern submarines. Yes. It is a diesel. But more countries use diesel subs than nuclear subs. They are very deadly vessels with well trained personnel. 6. And finally, we believe only America can produce a movie with solid acting, a believable plot, and great special effects. A side benefit if you watch it with your child (or grandson); talk about the country of Malaysia, their language, their English connections, their geopolitical significance, their role in the worlds great conflicts etc., etc. There are many qualities in this film. It is definitely worth the time on a lazy COVID afternoon.

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