This Grade B movie is fun to watch especially after looking at the Special Features (Behind The Scenes; Outtakes, and; Trailer). Making such a low budget movie definitely has it drawbacks and they are evident in the acting, setups, and camera movements.
The story starts with a man being robbed. Before he is killed, he hides a disc in his car and we know nothing about what’s on the disc. Enter the lead characters in the movie: Sarah (Ashley Morgan), Ray (John Will Clay), Buck (Buck Rogers) and Jack (Bret Hopkins). Sarah is an FBI agent and Ray just happens to be the unwilling bystander in this meandering tale told through the eye of a video camera.
As the story unfolds, we learn that the disc contains data that needs to be encrypted before it will work. Ray works as an encrypter but has lost his job and worries about his future. Meanwhile, we learn that Jack is the culprit who wants the disc in its encrypted form so he can use it to set off a bomb that will destroy a major building in the city. He’s also Sarah’s brother and she is at a loss as to why he has become so evil.
I’m at a loss to see how this film made it to DVD since the acting is lousy. The response time between the actors with the dialogue is just off a little bit like they are waiting for the director to give them a cue. This is a low budget film, but that shouldn’t have anything to do with the dialogue. Jack is the only one who seems real in his part as the gangster who wants the disc so he can blow up the city.
There is one redeeming factor to this DVD. The chase scene close to the end of the movie seems to have been orchestrated by Hollywood’s best stunt drivers. It looks real where the rest of the movie seems so fake. The chase scene ends on an unfinished bridge where Ray and Jack have a big fight scene and Sarah almost dies.
I was fascinated by the film from the aspect that Ray may have been acting very well. After all, he was just a citizen pulled into a plot and any of us may have acted the same way as he did. Sarah was much more knowledgeable as an FBI agent and capable of using a gun where Ray hated guns but was forced to use one, something many of us may be able to identify with.
Interception is not a movie that will haunt you once you watch it. In fact, you might want to spend your time on something better with known actors. If you do watch this movie, be prepared for moments of silence in the dialogue between Ray and Sarah, moments that will have you ready to scream at the screen with “Answer her.” I will put this DVD on my shelf and it—along with many others—will gather dust because it’s not worth watching a second time.