Santini goes off on a solo mission to rescue some prisoners
of war. Of course, it goes pear-shaped and soon Airwolf is
blowing everything up (yay!).
Over Miami is typical of the series. There are bad guys,
heroines, intrigue and conspiracy, not to mention an enemy
helicopter to shoot down at the end (you know, when the incidental
music reaches its climax). The story is pretty straightforward,
but thanks to a reasonably tight script and some decent acting,
viewers will be pleasantly entertained. This episode is chock-full
of explosions, not to mention repeated stock footage of Airwolf
flying about and deploying its weapons (get used to it, because
every episode featured distinctly familiar shots of the helicopter
and its antics), so action fans will get what they paid for.
All in all, this is robust stuff, and as long as you keep
your expectations low, just the thing to put a smile on your
group of helicopter-gunship-toting mercenaries are fighting
a bush war in Africa. Their leader knew Hawke's brother, and
might know what happened to him all those years ago in Vietnam.
They Are Us is actually rather good. The stylish introduction
- featuring a squadron of gunships taking down two fighter
jets - is very impressive, setting the standard for the remainder
of the episode. There are some moments of strong drama, although
the race issue between whites and blacks is clumsily handled.
But who cares when Airwolf has five gunships to take on? And
not only do we get helicopters being blasted out of the sky,
but some dazzling ground attacks with BIIIG explosions! Yippee!
daughter of a hunter of Nazi War Criminals is intent to tracking
down the killer of her father, the last man he tried to bring
Like a Dove is the weakest of the episodes on this collection.
The usual Airwolf hi-jinks don't seem to sit comfortably with
the story, and the character of the daughter reminded me too
much of Pip from South Park! The usual aerial combat at the
end feels bolted on, and the generally light-hearted tone
of the episode is unsuccessful. What is annoying is that the
daughter finds the secret location of Airwolf with ease, when
The Firm (the rightful owners of Airwolf) has no idea where
it is! It just isn't realistic, and neither are the daughter
and Archangel (top brass at The Firm) mixing, and Archangel
not trying to find out where Airwolf is being kept. The script
completely ignores this, and even Hawke and Santini don't
seem to mind that the secret location is no longer safe! Nonsense!
presentation of this DVD is adequate, and the picture quality
is certainly acceptable, but don't expect a widescreen ratio
or Dolby Digital Surround audio! The only extras are some
stills from episodes, so they might as well have not bothered!
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