Wing Commander
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Based on a popular series of video games, Wing Commander introduces us to an elite fighter squadron in the year 2654. The Earth confederation is at war with a vicious race called the Kilrathi. The Kilrathi have captured a navigational device which will allow them to jump through worm-holes in space to arrive behind enemy lines. Only this highly trained squadron, led by three young pilots, stand in their way. Christopher "Maverick" Blair (Freddie Prinze Jr.) is just out of the Academy, but his lack of experience is more than compensated by his exceptional navigational skills, though… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 10%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Excruciatingly earnest yet convictionless."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"The plot has all the depth and originality of a video game without the fun of the interactivity."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"One of the lousiest and tedious science fiction entries of the late nineties..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"At the risk of sounding repetitive, I feel angry that I have wasted a perfectly good Friday night watching something this completely worthless."
‑ Eugene Novikov, Film Blather
"Oh my God, what a piece of crap!"
‑ Blake Davis, KFOR Channel 4 News
"Though the ingredients are potent, their blending here mostly comes off as formulaic, humdrum and sometimes unintentionally laughable."
‑ Godfrey Cheshire, Variety
"These actors, alas, are at the service of a submoronic script and special effects that look like a video game writ large."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Playing up the military angle is the best move, but this and some excellent incidental effects can't completely disguise the shortcomings."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"Holy carp, this smells worse than my dirty Depends!"
‑ Kevin Fiddler, Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
"Sci-fi war film never gets off the ground."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"Wing Commander is based on a video game and has roughly the same degree of character development. That is all most moviegoers will need to know."
‑ Anita Gates, New York Times
"As the movie transforms into a video game -- with a faux John Williams score to boot -- the human element turns corny, then laughable."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"[Features a] poor script, one-dimensional characters and abysmal dialogue."
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
"It doesn't get any more painful than this dull flick."
‑ Gerry Shamray, Your Movies (
"As an action film, Wing Commander lacks any original ideas of its own."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Boxoffice Magazine
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