New Movies: Dark of the Sun

The Congolese army sergeant is up tight. "To you, this is just a piece of real estate called the Congo," he snarls at his boss, a commander of mercenaries. "But to me it's our Bunker Hill."

Bunker Hill? He is talking about the Simba rebellion of 1964, which was far bloodier and more basic than any fight in the vicinity of Boston. This film spills plenty of blood, but it turns the Congo's victims into plastic participants in a war that is not quite real. The commander (Rod Taylor) and the sergeant (Jim Brown) are at the head of a...