'Sons of Liberty'
(Tamer Hassan, Elyse Levesque, Adam Cardon, et al / DVD / R / 2014 / Inception Media Group)
Overview: A special operations unit races to find and prevent the construction of a devastating micro nuclear device created by a group of radical mercenaries whose political beliefs blur the line between terrorist and revolutionary.
DVD Verdict: 'Sons of Liberty' is actually a good movie. Not great, but good enough that it kept me, a journalist watching until the very end without looking at the clock once. Sure it has it's problems for an indie film, but the story completely outweighs any issues. Action scenes were very well done for a limited budget and definitely didn't feel like regular old straight-to-DVD type stuff.
The acting is pretty good with a few familiar faces popping up throughout, funnily enough. I will say though, and I don't know if this is a problem or not, but you have to pay attention. It's not a put it on in the background kind of movie. I have to say that, in particular, I loved the opening. Good early plot points, decent graphics, and a decent soundtrack all combine here to bring us a little gem of a movie.
I did notice that it's listed as "Sci-Fi / Action", but I would personally put it more into the "Military / Fiction" realm. It did leave me wondering what's next though, which as explained above, for a seasoned reviewer like myself is a good sign. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.