NJ/LA. Death to fascism. Long live the new flesh!
Gary Busey plays a renegade superhero cop - this guy is so indestructible, he might as well have the fucking costume - whose name is McBain!!! Yes, this is the “Your worst nightmare, butthorn!” movie, and he has the same name as an action icon from a certain animated series. He says “butthorn” several times and HE PLAYS THE FUCKING SAXOPHONE! It even has the ill-fated partner and a dictator villain who‘s pretty much Mendoza. It’s pretty much Commando with his…
New director, (mostly) new cast, knowingly stupid, occasionally sadistic, rivals Commando as the most knowingly homoerotic action movie of all time. Conversely, Lethal Weapon for the Red Bull crowd, complete with Ludacris and Eva Mendes as Leo and Lorna. Putting the street racing in the background is the best thing that ever happened to this franchise for a long time.
Here’s one I REALLY underestimated over the years. Flawless as written, meditative but ridiculously fast-paced in Pete Weir’s hands. Almost like I blinked and it was over. The juxtaposition of Amish tradition and Harry Ford’s world of urban violence and corruption is proof that they don’t make movies like this anymore. I’d forgotten how intense and brutal the first and last act are; Josef Sommer and Danny Glover are pure evil as unpleasant brutes of paid-for crooked killers for hire.…