Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell and LL Cool J star in this remake of the 1970's TV show, based on the Los Angeles Special Weapons and Tactics squad - the team the LAPD call when they are outgunned.
The story follows a rogue S.W.A.T. officer (Jackson) as he hand picks a team of trainee S.W.A.T. agents, trains them, and takes them on their first few missions. Meanwhile, a captured international criminal promises to give $100 million to whomever breaks him out of jail. A series of gunfights and other mayhem ensue in a jaded rehashing of a tried and tested formula.
S.W.A.T. has all the ingredients of a thousand other action films: an ex-Navy SEAL? Check. A rogue sergeant who doesn't always play by the rules to get the job done? Check. The evil bean-counting head of department? Check. A foreign bad guy? Czech. Well, French actually, but you get the idea.
I'm sorry to say that the plot of this film is so predictable that I had the entire story figured out after the first 15 minutes. The actors try their best to turn this film into a success, but the material they are working with is simply too poor to make S.W.A.T. anything other than a couple of hours of mindless entertainment with some adrenalin thrown in. Personally, I'd rather stay at home and watch Bad Boys on video or DVD.