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Distributor: Dimension Films / Village Roadshow Pictures
Genre: Action / Science-Fiction
Additional information: Fortress 2 (review), Internet Movie Database (IMDb) entry

Christopher Lambert’s character Brennick is sent to a prison run by the private sector, charged with having too many children. Yes, you read that right. This takes place in a future world where it’s illegal to have more than 1 child due to overpopulation, which sounds a bit Chinese to me. The prison itself is technologically superior with painful devices that makes sure the prisoners upholds the laws within the prison. One day, Brennick decides he wants to break out of the prison together with his cellmates. Now they need to figure out how to do it.

A rather unengaging film, actually. It’s action-filled, I’ll give them that. But the storyline and plot is a bit so-so. I’ll only recommend it for the cheap thrills, easy entertainment and to fans of Kurtwood Smith and/or Christopher Lambert.


Story interest: ★★★☆☆☆ 

Plot development: ★★★★★☆ 

Characters: ★★★☆☆☆ 

Credibility: ★★★★★☆ 

Visual effects: ★★★★☆☆ 


Overall: ★★★★☆☆