Straight Into Darkness

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  • R
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 4.9  (1,432)

Straight Into Darkness is a war drama directed by Jeff Burr and released in 2004. The movie takes place in the midst of World War II and follows two American deserters, Ike and Levi (played by Ryan Francis and Scott MacDonald), as they become trapped in a forest in Germany. The desolate forest is full of horrors, as the two men soon discover when they stumble upon an abandoned mansion containing a group of orphans and their caretaker, a mysterious woman named Livia (played by Linda Thorson).

As the two deserters and the orphans band together to survive in the forest, they encounter a small band of Nazi soldiers who are also lost and stranded. The two groups are initially wary of each other, but soon form a tentative alliance as they both face danger from the supernatural forces that inhabit the forest. As they work together to survive, they discover the dark secrets of the mansion, which threaten to consume them all.

Ryan Francis plays Ike, a young American soldier who is disillusioned with the war and is looking for a way out. He is sensitive and introspective, haunted by his experiences on the battlefield, and reluctant to embrace the violence that is necessary for survival in the forest. Scott MacDonald plays Levi, a tough and cynical soldier who is more willing to do whatever it takes to stay alive. Despite their differences, Ike and Levi become close friends as they navigate the dangers of the forest together.

Linda Thorson plays Livia, the enigmatic caretaker of the orphans who lives in the abandoned mansion. Livia is a complex character, part motherly figure and part femme fatale, who seems to know more about the secrets of the forest than anyone else. She is both alluring and dangerous, and her true motivations remain a mystery throughout much of the movie.

The cinematography in Straight Into Darkness is striking, with the dark and foreboding forest providing a haunting backdrop to the action. The use of shadows and light is particularly effective, conveying the sense of danger lurking just out of sight. The special effects are also impressive, with the supernatural forces that haunt the forest being both eerie and unsettling.

Overall, Straight Into Darkness is a compelling war drama that is both suspenseful and thought-provoking. The ragtag group of characters are all well-developed and engaging, and their struggles to survive in the face of overwhelming odds make for a thrilling ride. The movie also raises deeper questions about the nature of war and the human capacity for cruelty, making it a must-see for fans of war movies and thrillers alike.

Straight Into Darkness is a 2006 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.9.

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    4.9  (1,432)