Backdraft 2

Backdraft 2

GENRES Action Crime Drama
LANG English
TIME 2019
ACTOR
Donald Sutherland William Baldwin Joe Anderson Alastair Mackenzie

Synopsic

Backdraft 2 is a movie starring Donald Sutherland, William Baldwin, Joe Anderson, Alastair Mackenzie

The sequel to the 1991 hit, follows an investigator with the Chicago F.D., who has to track down an arms dealer who use deadly fires as a distraction.

Backdraft 2 Reviews

  • Worst movie of 2019....(so far)

    mannythepirate 2019-05-16

    Just don't! ...Seriously your time would be better spent trying out a Vasectomy take home kit.

  • Disgraceful

    emarville 2019-05-15

    Bad does not even begin to cover this movie! A child arsonist is fire investigator, wore his dad's turnout coat that was not NFPA approved, was able to shoot from the hip, a line that had enough pressure to drop a guy, but he had no problem holding, conducting experiments in a home lab, obtained "proof" that would not hold up in court, more plot holes than swiss cheese! Do yourself a favor and make sure never to watch this movie.

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  • I will never watch this again!

    glasscase-25919 2019-05-17

    I grew up watching the first film for YEARS and I was actually eager to see this since I enjoy almost every film about firefighting, especially the original "Backdraft". I'm lucky that I saw this film for free in order to not get disappointed wasting my good money on this. When I first saw the trailer on YouTube, I had a feeling of excitement and doubt. I was excited that there was going to be a follow-up to my favorite R-rated film of 1991. My feeling of doubt was that I had a bad feeling that the story would be awful. The original film is special to me not just because it's a firefighter film with a spectacular cast and awesome special effects, it's due to the fact that it came out the year I was born. William Baldwin isn't to blame for this film, it's not the fault of Donald Sutherland and not even Joe Anderson. It's the writing that made this film so awful. The positives: The performances by most of the cast were decent (especially William Baldwin playing Brian McCaffrey again), the fire trucks were nice, the action was pretty good, some of the effects were nice (especially since real fire was used), some of the new characters were likable, particularly Sean and Maggie, the technical adviser who worked on the original film worked on this film as well, Engine 17 and Truck 46 make a grand return (I didn't mind the new versions of them) and Brian is now a fully experienced firefighter. The NEGATIVES: The story is extremely weak, unnecessary, confusing and is too slow paced, too many new characters that are difficult to remember (but not Maggie, she was an awesome female character), the whole idea with nuclear missles was nonsensical, the new villains have nonsensical motivations, it was 28 years too late for a follow-up to the first film, too many plot holes, pointless mentioning of the "career dissipation light" comment that was used in the original film, the way the film was shot was poor, pointless revelation that Ronald (Donald Sutherland's character) is a diabetic, and arguably the worst part of this film is that Brian gets killed (luckily it was off-screen) at the end which really irritated me since he was one of the characters that I cared for the most. My recommendations: if you want to see better post - "Backdraft" films watch "Frequency", "Ladder 49" or "World Trade Center" and in terms of pre-"Backdraft" films, watch "Firehouse" with Richard Roundtree or "The Towering Inferno". If you want to watch something that has nods to "Backdraft", watch "Chicago Fire", especially since the technical adviser who worked on both "Backdraft" films works on the show and several supporting cast members from the original film appear as different characters on the show. Last of all, I'm keeping my promise to avoid watching this piece of smoldering junk for free again. I won't purchase it on DVD or Blu-Ray and I also deem this as my number one worst film of 2019 or my worst film of 2019 (as of right now). Also, please do yourself a favor and don't watch this, not even for free! 'Nuff said!

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  • Better than a Poke in the eye

    lenord-97628 2019-05-15

    Well it's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick but just barely. First I want to acknowledge the reviewer who complained about jacking a round in the chamber, I'm with ya bro ticks me off too. I'm not a LEO but I am ex military and a combat vet and if you're carrying a weapon one thing you don't want is to be jacking around jacking a round you better be locked cocked and ready to rock. The original Backdraft was a classic this one is not, it's not painful to watch but you won't leave praising it either.

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  • Great Movie If You Have an IQ above a Hundred...

    transientdreams 2019-05-18

    Sadly, many of the armchair "critics" who toss their opinions around about solid movies, and especially late-remakes are insidiously inept and often fairly illiterate. (and do forgive me if I add or omit some commas where they do, and don't belong). Often, they never watch the whole movie, but comment anyway. Usually negatively. IMDB should RAISE the standard of critiquing a movie by demanding at least 1,000 characters. They should also have a full time staff delete the damn fools who love to say "Worst movie ever". Idiots like this just waste valuable bandwidth and other people's time. Smarter people. The kind of people I hope I still am. Anyway, what also happens is that people tend to condemn movies like this that are very damn straightforward and in-your-face disturbing. Donald Southerland's performance was extremely disturbing and powerful. Been watching him for almost 50 years and I even wanted to dislike it because it was so intense at times. I don't look for reviews I might agree with, or those that might save me 90 minutes of my life. I look for balance in honest discernment based on the ability to think deeper than just a gut-reaction. As someone who specialized in a certain art-form years ago, I would always tell my students NEVER to judge their own work. Let it live and age. It will change every week, month, and especially over years. 'Judgement' is final in the mind and never allows the growth of a re-perception. 'Discernment' however, allows for a possible expansive evolution of thought, reevaluation of meaning, and especially 'inspiration' where many creative minds that have already closed might expect to find it least.

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