Outside The Wire
Director: Mikael Håfström
Outside the Wire is a futuristic, action movie that is jammed packed with great scenes.
What Happens in Outside The Wire?
Set in 2036, a much different landscape has taken hold of northeastern Asia. A new war for Ukraine has started, but the technology on both sides is drastically different. Harp, a drone pilot who has yet to see a minute of combat time, is sent to the front lines after disobeying a direct order. It’s here he is assigned to Leo, his commanding officer for the time being. Harp is quickly thrown into the fire, as training turns into a mission in some of the most dangerous territories, outside the wire. It doesn’t take long for Harp to realize that there is more than meets the eye with his CO.
Who Are The Characters in Outside The Wire?:
Outside the Wire features two main characters Lieutenant Thomas Harp and Captain Leo. Harp is a drone pilot, but after disobeying direct orders, he is sent to another camp and is taken by Captain Leo for a mission. Harp is someone with a strong moral compass who wants to do what is right. However, during his mission, Harp is inexperienced and cowardly. Captain Leo, on the other hand, is a cyborg created by the US for military purposes. He’s smart, fearless, and persuasive. The two share an interesting relationship, as Harp is under Leo’s command, but Leo needs Harp in order to function.
Outside The Wire Review
I believe that I may have found my newest favourite movie. If you have ever played any Call of Duty Campaigns, this movie pretty much feels like a live-action telling of one of those games. The main game that comes to mind is the Black Ops line of games due to the inclusion of militaristic mechs.
The plot is quite simple in premises: a US soldier and his commanding officer have to stop a Russian military group from setting off nukes. But that isn’t all the plot has to offer. Throughout the mission, many twists and turns are added, and some philosophical questions about war and humanity are asked.
Although these questions aren’t delved into too deeply, it does excite the mind for what could be. There is one major twist about Captain Leo that happens later in the movie, which I will not spoil, but it adds another layer to the philosophy of war and the effects of war. I also enjoyed seeing the development of Harp’s character. In the beginning, he was scared and cowardly, having never been on the front lines, but by the end, he was able to achieve hero status and demonstrated great bravery.
I guess the only major downside of this movie is the backstories and development of the characters. I would have liked to learn more about Leo and his creations, however, that doesn’t really fit into the whole narrative.
Overall, this was a great movie to watch. The opening scene is tense and exhilarating. The questions and themes brought up were also very interesting and thought-provoking. The protagonists were fun to watch and the side characters added to the overall story. Definitely recommend this one for a watch.