Rewatched Jun 28, 2012
I just love everything about this film: the practical effects; the over the top violence; Ronny Cox chewing the scenery like a man possessed, Michael Ironside’s sulky and snarling performance; Sharon Stone looking better than she ever has; Arnie’s super camp run after killing the gang lead by “Harry from verk”; the security guard who doesn’t even wait until he’s out of shot before giving up the chase after Doug Quaid smashes through the X-ray scanner, with a gun. There are a million other things but I’ll stop there as I could be at it all night otherwise.
Then at the centre of it all is the big man himself, playing an everyman as only a gigantic genetic freak like him can. Many people say it would be a better film without Arnold Schwarzenegger, but for me he’s the pumped up cherry atop a gloriously over filled cake.
Everyone should watch this film and relax, they’d live longer.