Outside the Wire is a science fiction film directed by Mikael Håfström. Anthony Mackie serves as a producer as well as starring in the film. Once I knew Outside the Wire would stream in 2021, I waited patiently for its January release.  The film ended up being worth the wait as it focuses on an android officer who works with a drone pilot to stop a global catastrophe.

The year is 2036, Russian mercenaries convince the United States to deploy peacekeeping forces in Ukraine. During a military operation, a team of  US Marines and “Gumps” (robotic soldiers) are ambushed. Disobeying a direct order not to deploy a missile, drone pilot 1st Lt. Harp (Damson Idris) deploys a Hellfire missile in a drone strike against a suspected enemy launcher, killing two of the Marines but saving the remaining 38. As punishment for disobeying a direct order, Harp (who has never personally…

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