He's the First Hero of the 21st Century... And He's Our Only Hope.
A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.
A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.
Cannon Films were in pre-production for Masters of the Universe 2 and Spider-Man, two films that were going to shoot simultaneously under the direction of B-Movie auteur Albert Pyun. With sets built and costumes made, everything fell apart financially for both films, but Cannon needed to recoup the money spent somehow.
Out of the ashes of He-Man and Spider-Man rose Cyborg as Pyun was determined that he was directing a film. To utilize the sets and costumes that were already made, he wrote the story over a weekend, naming every character in the film after musical instruments or manufacturers (all guitar related) so that he could have a showdown between Gibson and Fender. If that wasn't enough…
I Liked Cyborg and That's OK
No action star can cry like JCVD cries. No one.
There was plenty to like in Cyborg, it was still an action film with plenty of revolving door bad guys shuffling in to get kicked in the face, but the film was packaged within a science fiction/fantasy world. It was great to see JCVD in this setting, providing a fresh look at his usual work. My only real complaint is that he didn't have very many lines.
Cyborg has a wonderful musical score, great FX with a few wonderful cyborg scenes, amazing high fantasy meets Road Warrior fashion--tattered chain-mail with dreadlocks and apocalyptic sunglasses, boots with retractable blades, bad wigs in flashback scenes and surprisingly good cinematography/point-of-view shots, all of…
"Fender!" - Gibson Rickenbacker
Low budget post-apocalyptic movie starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. I saw this as a child but while watching it now I still remembered some iconic images and moments, like the crucifixion, the deserted buildings, the sewer. Lots of good fights, especially the last one in the rain between Gibson and Fender. So there's this cyborg that has information about a cure for the plague. Fender wants to have the cure so he can rule the world. Gibson wants to avenge his family who was murdered by Fender. This is shown through what I like to call a "Western flashback", when the hero's motif is gradually revealed as the movie plays out, as seen in Once Upon a…
don't know if i'll ever unravel the mysteries behind how pyun is able to light scenes...half of van damme's face in red and the other half natural and soft with candles right behind him and bright blue shining from a door in the background, an underground purple-blue water fight, the hot sun like a golden glaze over van damme's cheekbones, a person in a memory-dream-nightmare lit up in pale white and nothing but empty black behind them, rooms where sunlight streams in even though it's nighttime... it's so unnatural that you almost have to believe it IS natural, but...not natural to earth, because otherwise...how? it has to have been elaborately and precisely staged like all great "perfect fleeting moment" photographs…
A post-apocalyptic thriller that is a little Mad Max, a little Terminator, and all Jean-Claude Van Damme, Albert Pyun's "Cyborg" is a solid, if unremarkable, future-world adventure. Starring Van Damme as a man on a mission to find the titular android, the film is limited in terms of narrative, resources, and overall quality; it still, however, manages to entertain.
Playing a character whose history is revealed slowly through flashback, Van Damme works his way through a plot that involves pirates, plagues, and human-appearing robots. The story is simply a foundation for post-apocalyptic fight scenes, but the little bit of sturdy narrative there is serves its purpose.
The action is competent, and Pyum balances quiet moments with spectacle. The film's low…
SO BORING. I forgive it though, because having read the history behind how this movie got made (quite an interesting read!) regarding a canceled Masters of the Universe 2. Anyhow, pass on this one unless you are a JCVD enthusiast...
Best thing about it is the villain's ridiculous voice. JCVD has some cool fight moments but nothing you haven't seen in Kickboxer or Bloodsport.
There is a part of me that wants to defend Cyborg: an unpretentious movie about post-apocalyptic something or another with a plague, a cybernetic woman, some bad guy with weird eyes and a martial arts hero who has confusing flashbacks that sometimes takes over the story.
I grew up on movies like this and want to find some value in it, but let's be honest: what's bad is bad.
It's ok to be as simple minded and low budgeted and as unoriginal as this movie is.
What's not ok is how it's all done without any sense of style or tone.
This movie makes TV movies (of the time) look like masterpieces.
Sure, JCVD has some fine action moments and…
The acting was so bad it made JCVD look like Daniel Day-Lewis.
Cannon Films presents, Mad Max VI: JCVD Walks to Atlanta and Remembers Sad Stuff. And he kicks and stabs some dudes. BORING!!! Also, JCVD movies should never take themselves this seriously. Ha, the main bad guy looks like 1998 Sammy Sosa.
I also just realized this is the 1st movie in director Albert Pyun's "cyperpunk trilogy" that ends with 1997's Omega Doom starring Rutger Hauer. That movie is TERRIBLE. No wonder this one sucked.
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"First there was the collapse of civilization: anarchy, genocide, starvation. Then when it seemed things couldn't get any worse, we got the plague. The Living Death, quickly closing its fist over the entire planet. Then we heard the rumors: that the last scientists were working on a cure that would end the plague and restore the world.
Restore it? Why? I like the death! I like the misery! I like this world! "
Man hört es schon: Es herrscht Endzeit und es liegt an einem blutjungen Van Damme den titelgebenden Cyborg, der die Heilung für eine Seuche in sich trägt, zu beschützen. Dies geschieht durch fleißige Beinarbeit gegen zahlreiche Fieslinge. Dank atmosphärischer Sets kommt dabei -…
Forget the fact that Pyun can't shoot an action scene, he can't even shoot the obligatory nudie scenes. How bad are you if you can't even frame a boob shot?
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As Gibson slits an enemy's throat with a knife in his cowboy boot, blood spurt splashes on the floor.
Fender cutting Strat's throat at the end (offscreen). Then he cleans the bloody knife by wiping it against a pirate's arm and make a comment:"You, my friend, are screwed. Now I claim your soul, asshole. For Satan." Fender shows them the severed head of Strat.
Gibson is nearby and kills most of the pirates. He breaks a pirate's neck with a boot kick. A loud crack can be heard. Gibson kills an opponent with the machete ,the machete exits the opponent's back. As he stabs his opponent, blood splashes around and the enemy…
This is someone's favorite movie.
CYBORG – O DRAGÃO DO FUTURO (1989) & SLINGER (2011)
CYBORG – O DRAGÃO DO FUTURO foi um dos principais filmes de ação que me fizeram apaixonar incondicionalmente pelo gênero. Trata-se de mais uma variação do subgênero “pós-apocalíptico”, tão comuns nos anos 80 e 90, filmes em que vislumbramos o futuro da pior maneira possível, com suas grandes cidades destruídas por alguma catástrofe natural ou não, geralmente com um punhado de pessoas que já perderam a noção de humanidade tentando sobreviver ao caos, enfrentando as piores desgraças, agindo com violência, imoralidade e sem esperanças de uma vida melhor. No futuro de CYBORG, a “peste” devastou com a população mundial e a esperança do que resta da humanidade é a segurança de…
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