Assault on Precinct 13 is an assault alright… but not like they intended. The film is a shadow of the 1976 John Carpenter film and is woefully overacted. Does Laurence Fishburne have to act like Morpheus again? The casting is probably the worst aspect of this film – Fishburne is the only one that fits his role (if he would drop the “which one will you chose” speel,) and it is not the best fit.
The action is fun and if you get past the idiotic setup, poor direction, lame story, and extreme acting – it has its enjoyable moments. Those moments are not many though and not worth wading through the crap.
RATING 5 out of 10