Aurora: Operation Intercept (1995) starring Bruce Payne, Natalya Andreychenko, Lance Henriksen, John Stockwell, Michael Champion, Dennis Christopher, Corbin Bernsen, Curt Lowens directed by Paul Levine Movie Review

Aurora: Operation Intercept (1995)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Natalya Andreychenko in Aurora: Operation Intercept (1995)

Aurora Bore-a-Lotis

In the space of 48 hours two planes have crashed for no apparent reason, killing everyone on board. Francesca Zaborszin (Natalya Andreychenko) claims responsibility for these disasters and threatens to crash more planes using electromagnetic pulse technology as she believes her father, a Federal Investigator, was murdered in part of a cover up and wants revenge. But she also vows to crash a stolen military jet into the White House. With no time to ground the planes Major Paul Gordon Pruitt (Bruce Payne) and Major Andy Aldrich (John Stockwell) are given the task of stopping Francesca and her personal army.

I don't mind bad movies, there is something perversely enjoyable about watch a movie which sucks but it needs to be able to do a few things. One of those things is to draw you into the story even if it is a weak storyline and sadly this is where "Aurora: Operation Intercept" fails. From the opening scene to the closing credits it constantly struggles to gain yet alone keep your interest as every single scene, even those of a plane being brought down are dull. It just lacks energy, atmosphere and believable drama to make any of what happens interesting and entertaining.

But then there are other things and usually I love it when the writers throw in a load of techie speak to try and sound clever because it often only ends up amusing. But in "Aurora: Operation Intercept" it just bores you because it is spoken in such a dull manner that they might as well have just been saying "paint the wall" rather than talking about electromagnetic pulse technology.

Part of the trouble with this is the acting as we have characters who are as boring as the movie, flat, emotionless characters who when they are in danger act no differently to when they are talking to loved ones. And to top it off we have special effects, unconvincing CGI work which isn't even bad enough to be laughable.

What this all boils down to is that "Aurora: Operation Intercept" just failed to entertain as budget limitations holding it back visually combined with a lack of excitement and drama just made it a slog.