If abundant violence with a little hot chick nudity spice is your idea of great entertainment then you will love Mission Park. The story concept is indeed intriguing. Four young guys form strong childhood friendship but as they grow they split into two very different groups. Two of the boys go off to college and both end up as FBI agents while the other head off and become crime kingpins. It is that very division that brings them back together again.
The two brand new rookie FBI Agents are chosen on their first day on the job to penetrate the mega crime ring run by their two old childhood buddies. Well actually one is chosen to penetrate the other is told to stay far away. This was the first major problem for me for two reasons. I found it utterly unlikely that two school yard thugs could grow into major crime mob bosses in just a little over four years. I found it equally as unlikely that the FBI or any other rational law enforcement agency would send a brand new unseasoned rookie off on such a monumental and sensitive mission. But then it got worse.
To give the penetrating agent some “street cred” he assaulted a bar tender with a deadly weapon for the precise purpose of getting arrested. Sure, and what if the bar tender happened to be armed and shot the undercover FBI Agent in self defense? That would not be so farfetched in Texas where the story is set. Not only that but how hard would it be for the FBI to give the Agent a fabricated rap sheet to establish his street cred? Sorry, but my disbelief was just not suspended.
The evil leader of the San Antonio based crime syndicate is clearly a sadistic psychopath well suited to his career choice. But the level of violence throughout the film makes the Al Pacino character in Scarface look like a choir boy. Over all the film remains steeped in darkness. There are few if any significant feel good moments leaving at least this viewer rather depressed as the closing credits popped on screen. Then again that result does speak well of the acting talent brought to the mission. Still over all the best I can do is three stars for Mission Park. For more details visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1532538/?ref_=sr_1