WITHOUT ONE SURPRISE
Feeding from a mixture of old plots and videogames, Wing Commander is only routine.
There is nothing that wasn´t already inn "Flying Tigers", "The Heroic Bomber", "Shark of steel" and any other WWII movie. Take these stories to the XXVII century, lasers and all, you will have Wing Commander, inspired by a videogame that torments parents with explosions and repetition.
Two young actors from "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer", Freddie Prinze Jr. and Matthew Lillard, are pilots Blair and Marshall, who have just graduated from the Academy and sent to join a human group that are fighting against the Kilrathi, aliens that want the Universe for themselves.
They are ugly, bad and worst of all different - so nothing good will wait for them, even if the script writers attempt to make those aliens threating for the younger audience to try some kind of suspense. Without one surprise, a lot of special effects (and not bad ones) Wing Commander was a videogame and still is on the big screen. What a shame that there is no "interactivity" to make it better. Or an escape to push and exit...