DVD Review: Last Resort
If I had to sum up Last Resort in one sentence, it would be something along the lines of this: Tom Clancy thriller meets 13 episode soap opera. The fictional tale of a US Nuclear Submarine that refuses orders to initiate World War 3, gets fired on by it’s own people and seeks refuge anchored off a remote island, using it’s tactical nuclear capabilities to prevent the US taking further action against it, starts out strong with the beginnings of what looks like a great political conspiracy thriller.
It’s enough to get you hooked into the show, and if you’re planning on giving it a go, stop reading and go buy it on DVD. Because we’re now sailing into spoiler territory.
The problem with Last Resort is that it quickly falls into a combination of cliches and soap opera writing. The various storylines never seem to quite work well together, and despite a promising premise and first few episodes, the show quickly starts to flounder and seems to be in a rush to wrap things up.
It fails to live up to the greatness of what it could have been, and in the last episode, possibly knowing it wasn’t going to get greenlit for a second season tries to wrap everything up in a stinking pile of cheesy shit.
Last Resort is a great concept that never got the love and attention it needed to really flourish.
Rating: M Violence, Drug Use And Sex Scenes.
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