Down Twisted

Down Twisted ★★★

“Where are we going?”
“To the yacht.”
“The yacht? What kind of yacht?”
“A big one.”

I’d never seen anything by Albert Pyun, so I decided to remedy that as a memorial. I’m generally fond of goofy action. This is certainly that.

There’s a real sense of style lurking under the clunky dialogue and low budget. The neon-lit LA is great, especially while Oingo Boingo is playing on the soundtrack. The mythical nation of San Lucas is the typical 80s movie version of Central America, but it’s at least evocative. 

I wouldn’t say you should go out of your way for this, but as 80s action movies go it’s well above average.

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