Missing in Action
The war's not over until the last man comes home.
American servicemen are still being held captive in Vietnam and it's up to one man to bring them home in this blistering, fast-paced action/adventure starring martial arts superstar Chuck Norris.Following a daring escape from a Vietnamese POW camp, Special Forces Colonel James Braddock (Norris) is on a mission to locate and save remaining MIAs.
When I set out to Marathon a bunch of Chuck Norris movies, THIS is the kind of film I was hoping to see. Missing In Action is ridiculously over-the-top in every way. It has shocking violence, eye-rolling humor, big explosions, unbelievable car chases, a surprising amount of shameless nudity, a surplus of roundhouse kicks, and the patented mullet/bowl cut/beard and mustache combo that everyone wants to see when they sit down to take in a Chuck Norris film.
Norris plays Colonel James Braddock, a Vietnam vet and former P.O.W. (though due to the title of the film, they're largely referred to as M.I.A.s in this movie) who is haunted by the knowledge that there are still American M.I.A.s in Vietnam,…
Ok action, men filmen blir inte bättre för det. Och, nej, Chuck Norris har ingen karisma.
chuck norris returns to the hell of vietnam jungle to finally win the war! most of the scenes nowadays look silly (specially because they were parodied so many times, what pops in my mind is norris surfacing from the water and shooting vietcong, which was improved in hot shots part deaux). it is basically a copycat of second rambo, but compared to it, it doesn't stand a chance, even thou it has still a certain charm to it...
Kicking off FebWARary 2013, wherein I watch war-themed movies. In February.
In "Missing in Action" Chuck Norris's beard and chest hair plan and execute a mission to rescue American POWs held in Vietnam. Pinpoint knife-throwing, timed C4 explosions, slow motion and wooden acting ensue. Works for me.
After the dreadful Lone Wolf McQuade I had a bad feeling about this. But if there's a scenario that's ideally suited to Chuck Norris' macho bullshit its Vietfuckinnam. While the war is long finished by the time Chuck's character turns up in Saigon it makes little difference to him. He's out to machine gun the entire country to prove what lying commie bastards they all are. I'm still a touch frustrated with how ridiculous Missing in Action is. Chuck makes one insanely hard shot after another without even looking. All while ignoring gunfire aimed directly at him. It makes Commando look like a documentary.
Chuck blows shit up and taking NAM!!!!! 80s action is just fucking awesome because it's real live explosion and shit... No digital/CGI bullshit and I know people hate other people complaining about fucking CGI but it's so fucking true.. If you're making action movies/ don't put CGI shit in it, ookay???? That's like saying let's make a baby but not through having intercourse but on the fucking computer digitally/ a digital baby you fuck!!!!
Chuck Norris as Braddock heads back to Vietnam to liberate some American POWs, blowing up anything that gets in his way.
Yep, this film is pretty much a blatant rip off of Rambo. There are even scenes that seem directly lifted, though they are all pretty much done better in the Stallone film.
Getting right to the point, this movie isn't very good. It makes tons of weird choices in pacing and plot that seem to undermine the whole endeavor. The first fifteen minutes is an action sequence that turns out to be a dream, and has nothing to do with anything. It would be one thing if it was actually some kind of memory, but it seems not. I…
Far fetched shrapnel-fest with Chuck Norris as an unsmiling,charisma free Vietnam vet on a mission to free his GI buddies from a post-war POW camp. Frighteningly immature but undeniably entertaining.
Stupid. But entertaining in its lunk-headed way.