The prequel is set in 2005 in Colombia, where Lieutenant Commander Sam Axe is sent to advise a local military platoon. There he discovers deep layers of deception and ultimately realizes he may be allied with the wrong side.
I wanted to like it but it put me to sleep. Prequels aren't usually very good. This was no exception. Sam Axe is a great character as part of an ensemble but when the focus becomes him it gets too cheesy.