Monday, December 9, 2013


A veteran Russian submarine captain (Ed Harris), haunted by his larger than life father's shadow and a devastating incident in his past, is charged with a covert mission to sneak his vessel into enemy territory when he must subvert a crew uprising led by a firebrand (David Duchovny) bent on provoking World War III. Phantom is a pretty atrocious excuse for a war picture with a surefire plot which is inexplicably fumbled and Harris, Duchovny, and company in embarrassing performances while not even bothering to attempt donning Russian accents. The only antidote to having suffered through this dreck, and also the best substitution would just be to watch Das Boot.