What Not To Watch: Final Encounter
In this edition of What Not To Watch, I look at the movie Final Encounter, or For The Cause as it is also known, or Boring Piece of Crap as it should be known.
At first glance you may believe the movie has promise, it stars Dean Cain (he was Superman for the love of all that’s good) and Thomas Ian Griffith who has a pretty decent action movie resume to his credit. It also features Justin Whalin. Fans of Lois & Clark, will recognize that name as the young actor who played Jimmy Olsen beginning in the 2nd season of that show.
And the reunion of Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen is about the only bright spot in this movie. For about 30 seconds, I thought how cool it was that these guys were working together again. Then the nostalgia wore off and I had a lot more of Final Encounter to sit through.
To compound the torture I saw this movie on THIS TV, which means I had to sit through commercials about transvaginal mesh and mesothelioma in between segments of this craptacular look at two colonies of humans in a war that’s been going on for almost a century. And when you watch you’ll feel like you were watching the movie for almost a century.
I’ve noticed it is once again making its rounds on THIS TV in recent weeks and it is even streaming on Netflix as I type this. If I wanted to start a conspiracy theory, I’d say that the big cable companies are paying the over the air diginets and the streaming services to air crap like this so the cord cutters come running back and begging for cable to be back in their lives big bill and all.
Since the war between the two colonies has been going on so long, the only people left to fight are the teenagers… many of them look like Bulgarian teenagers to me. But this war isn’t just fought out on the front lines, there’s also witches/computer programmers who do some sort of Tai Chi sorcery in this room and this some how plays out in the real world. Seriously this witch shot some energy at this spider looking thing in the special witch sorcery computer room and that some how unlocked a door in a bunker many many miles away that Justin Whalin’s character Sutherland was trying to get into.
This movie has the dreaded combination of high concept and low budget. But make no mistake about it, even if this movie had a bigger budget, the story itself is paint drying on the wall interesting.
There’s is actually a quote from the movie that perfectly sums it all up, “Whoever made this was a real artist or one sick f#ck!” I vote for the latter, because only a sick human being would think anyone would want to pay to see this movie.