Colombian drug kingpin Jesús Morales secretly pays for the services of a sniper nicknamed "The Devil," capable of killing one-by-one the enemies of anyone who hires him. With no adversaries left alive, Morales grows stronger and gains control of more smuggling routes into the United States. The DEA, alarmed by this threat to the country, sends agent Kate Estrada, who has been following Morales ...
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Elite snipers Brandon Beckett (Chad Michael Collins) and Richard Miller (Billy Zane) tasked with protecting a gas pipeline from terrorists looking to make a statement. When the battle with ... See full summary »
Don Michael Paul
Chad Michael Collins,
A rogue assassin is taking out military leaders, and Brandon gets word that his father is one. He tries to track down the killer, finds out that his father isn't dead and realizes that his superior officers are using him as bait to track the killer.
Don Michael Paul
Chad Michael Collins,
A former Marine sniper is lured back in on a top-secret mission to take out a rogue general who is committing atrocities on the Muslim population. His partner in this mission is a death-row... See full summary »
Craig R. Baxley
Colombian drug kingpin Jesús Morales secretly pays for the services of a sniper nicknamed "The Devil," capable of killing one-by-one the enemies of anyone who hires him. With no adversaries left alive, Morales grows stronger and gains control of more smuggling routes into the United States. The DEA, alarmed by this threat to the country, sends agent Kate Estrada, who has been following Morales for years, and Marine sniper Brandon Beckett to Colombia. Their mission: Kill "The Devil" and bring Morales back to the US to be tried for his crimes. The agents think they have everything under control, but Morales and "The Devil" have prepared plenty of surprises to keep the mission from succeeding.
Master Sergeant Beckett's rank insignia is wrong while he's wearing his dress uniform at the funeral in the beginning. The insignia on his uniform is 3 chevrons above and 4 arcs below. A Master Sergeant is 3 chevrons above and 3 arcs below. They even put the crossed rifles in the middle which is never there in an E-9 insignia. See more »
Sometimes it takes long periods of development to perfect a story. Sniper (1993) starring Tom Berenger, was a mildly successful film. Enough success propelled the story of the main character for a couple more stories. Only to be picked up and rested on the shoulders of a younger generation by introducing Chad Michael Collins. That was when Sniper: Reloaded (2011) came to the scene, and with some minor help from Billy Zane, the franchise got a fresh kick start. Since then, the sequels to come after have remained decent but missed chances to really further develop its characters more. But at last, fans have seem to have gotten what they wanted. With much emphasized desire, the franchise has been able to once again rise up and show that there's still life in this aging series of films.
Starting off with a funeral for one of Brandon Beckett's friends who committed suicide, Beckett Jr. begins to have second thoughts. Shortly after, Richard Miller returns with orders for him to take down a drug lord by the name of Morales (Juan Sebastián Calero) in Bogota Colombia. Heading the operation down there is Thomas Beckett, along with newcomer Kate Estrada (Danay Garcia) who has been on Morales' tail for the last few years. After an unsuccessful strike on Morales' home, Estrada and Beckett Jr. discover there's a sniper after them played by Felipe Calero who's got a trick up his sleeve. For this entry, director Claudio Fäh returns to head this entry. Being that he helped in initiating the revival of the series once before, it suites that he circles back around. As for writing, things have gotten better too.
Chris Hauty also comes back from the previous film to pen the story here and it has improved. Aside revisiting old characters, Hauty's script was able to tackle several things this time. Right from the beginning, Brandon Beckett begins to rethink his career with the thought of developing post traumatic stress disorder. This is an issue that was addressed in the original Sniper (1993) with Richard Miller understanding how to cope with it. Then there's the focus on technology and how it has advanced, which is what Beckett Jr. and his crew are tasked with. No more are the times when a bullet was just a bullet like the first movie, things have gotten more complicated. However, the best supporting parts of the movie are the quips Beckett Sr. and Miller have with each other. Whether it be a split screen or in the same location.
While Hauty's script continues to miss the opportunity to explain past characters absences, this feels less of an importance now. The Colonel (Dennis Haysbert) and Bidwell (Dominic Mafham) are nowhere to be found or mentioned. Yet this is made up for by the chemistry between the actors. Seeing Chad Michael Collins, Tom Berenger and Billy Zane all on the same screen, FINALLY, is practically a dream come true for any devoted follower of the franchise. Especially since the last time the two veterans shared the screen was way back in the first movie. The latin cast are a great addition too. Danay Garcia gives her character a lot of fortitude and energy, while Felipe Calero as the hired sniper and Juan Sebastián Calero as the drug lord come across quite dangerous to say the least. All well done, even for the supporting characters played by Joe Lando, Jaime Correa, and Lucho Velasco.
The finishing touches to the film mostly worked well too. Ross W. Clarkson was the credited cinematographer to this feature it is shot wonderfully. With majority of the scenery coming from Bogota Colombia, the scenes are even more cinematic looking than that of any other prior sequel. Although only a short period of time will the plot have sniper action happening in the rural terrain, the rest is still entertaining. Clarkson also worked on other projects like Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing (2006), Undisputed 3: Redemption (2010) and Ninja: Shadow of a Tear (2013). As for music, Frederik Wiedmann composed the music once more although somehow he wasn't credit on IMDb. His work may be a tad weak compared to everything else since he doesn't try to create a theme for any character, even though he's been on board now for a while. Oh well.
The music for the film doesn't have a signature and the script still loses its grasp on past characters, but this is almost nothing worth being disappointed over. The script in this feature handles much more material as opposed to past sequels. The camerawork is great to look at, along with having Tom Berenger and Billy Zane finally reunite once again is the greatest feat of them all.
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