I watched this film for Katee who is the quintessence of sexiness. Loved her in Longmire. But even she has a hard time making this palatable. The law enforcement storyline is pretty unbelievable, as other reviewers have pointed out. I also wondered what's with SWAT taking so long to show up and the cop allowing a random Marine to take over the scene! I wonder if the budget for this movie was so tight they had no money for 4 extra guys in SWAT gear.
The worst was at the end when the psychopath forces Katee to take the gun, hoping to bait her into shooting him and fulfill his death wish: "death by amore." But the cop shows up and orders the psycho to the floor. Katee drops the gun to the floor, WITHIN TWO FEET OF THE PSYCHO and walks away. The cop keeps pointing his gun at the psycho but makes no effort to secure the pistol lying right on the floor within arm's reach of the psycho. To emphasize the situation the camera pans back and forth more than once between the gun on the floor and the prone psycho's eyes looking intently at the gun. Finally the psycho makes a move for the gun and the cop kills him. I can't perceive this script having enough depth to believe that the cop intended to let the psycho make that move so he could kill him. If that had been the writer's intent the camera would have panned from gun on floor to psycho's eyes to cop's eyes---about five times! No, the writing just had the cop make no effort to secure the gun nor to handcuff the psycho! Aren't these the first things cops do in such situations on every cop show?! And probably IRL too!
I suggest a better ending by far would have Katee shoot the psycho, since they had established that she had a lot of turmoil in her upbringing, she was seeing a shrink herself and her own brain scans were showing signs of Charles Manson-like psychosis! But it would take real creative daring to have her kill the psycho (such as rarely seen in a daytime TV movie), despite his deserving it. He had committed multiple murder at this point including killing Katee's teacher/mentor and one of her students, both in cold blood and right in front of her. I'd call this justifiable homicide!
If they ever decide to remake this movie they're free to use MY alternate ending... NO CHARGE!
See this movie if you like Katee Sackhoff... but that's really about all the reasons I can offer myself. It's reason enough though if you're a fan...
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