Not sure I should *really* be rating this, considering how it was more background noise than an actual watch, but I was surprised by a few things:
-some of the cyborg effects weren't bad
-there's a LOT of skin in this, both Van Damme-cake and the other kind
-some of the fights were pretty good
-some of the supporting effects were hilariously bad. There's some matte paintings that are nearly as good as the ones from Billy Idol's Dancing with Myself video. Nearly.
-I would have to re-watch to confirm, but it seemed mildly enjoyable in a cheesy way.
First off, the star rating: as a serious action film, this would probably be a 2.5 or 2; as unintentional comedy/a flick to watch and heckle lightly while drinking beers it's a 3-3.5 as it's not painfully slow paced but it's also not so incompetent that it's hilarious, just amusing. The Ultimate Weapon very run of the mill, plot wise-Hulk Hogan is "Hardball" Cutter, a mercenary with an estranged daughter, dead ex-wife, current potter girlfriend who is tired of his…
Very well made, fun piece of sci-fi with just enough of a message about class to make it qualify as actual sci-fi rather than just an action movie set in the future. The eclectic cast (all on the money) ads to the charm and helps smooth over some occasionally dodgy effects. Wish more "blockbuster spectaculars" had this much personality and effort behind them. Chris Evans continues to show that he really needs to be in more good roles than just playing Captain America.
Just my second time watching this, this time on the big screen (though it was "digital" not a print, so not as good as it should have been). The Peckinpah action scenes are amazing in that setting, and the score by Quincy Jones is quite good, and a little out of the ordinary for both the director and genre. A great cast of character actors is backing McQueen and McGraw, but it's McGraw (and her poorly written character-I blame Walter…