Month: April 2016

Roles Models

Year: 2008
Directed By: David Wain
Written By: Several people

RYAN’S REVIEW

Sometimes you need nothing more than something that can make you laugh and that’s when a movie like this comes in handy. This movie has a funny concept and more than enough funny people to make it really fun. Not even going to lie, after seeing this movie I really felt an urge to go Larping, Laire, whatever the role playing thing they do in this movie is. The mature adult in me knows it’s pretty lame but I have a hard time denying that there is a medieval warrior inside of me screaming to be let out. That guy is still screaming as I have never participated in the activity but I’d consider it if the opportunity came up.

This is one of those movies that perplexes me because I have never been a fan of Paul Rudd; yet here is another movie he is in that I really like. Paul Rudd is funny enough but he seems to always play this same part to me. The pessimistic guy with a stick up his butt that has funny complaints and a really cool friend. In this movie that friend is Seann William Scott giving yet another rendition of his classic and hilarious character of Stifler. As a guy who came of age at the turn of the century I love Stifler and enjoy every opportunity to laugh at his antics.

You have a ton of fantastic people in smaller roles like Jane Lynch and Ken Jeong. In even smaller parts you got guys like Joe Lo Truglio and Matt Walsh. In the beginning of the movie you can see Louis C.K. as the police officer that nearly gets run over by the Minotaur truck. He most likely was part of some specific scenes that got deleted. That says it all about the cast really; there were so many funny people here that they were cutting the likes of Louis C.K.

I really like McLovin in this role of the LAIRE warrior from Zanthia. Christopher Mintz-Plasse is a really funny guy who I hope isn’t limited by his awkward physique going forward. He is great in this movie but hardly anybody in this entire film can even hold a candle to Bobb’e J. Thompson. As the aggressively profane Sturdy Wings kid he is hilarious. “You white, you Ben Affleck!” I don’t know where this kid went or what he has been doing for the last eight years but he was great in this movie.

When this movie went from being funny and immature to being sentimental and thoughtful it became “shelf worthy” for my collection. The LAIRE battle in the end of the film is so much fun. It’s touching as well how these guys come together to support Augie in a selfless manner. When they realize they want to spend their time with these kids not because they are being punished but because they can make a difference. It makes for a nice story peppered with profanity and popular comedians.

When you need a movie that can inspire laughter and lift your spirits you cannot go wrong with this one. I think this movie is more than funny because it is fun. If I ever do get weird and go all out in some live action fantasy role play it will be because I thought it looked so cool in this movie. I think this one is easily worth your time and I would recommend it to anyone.

NEXT MOVIE: Ronin (1998)

 

 

 

Winter is Coming….for HBO

4/25/16

I started this post two years ago after watching my LAST episode of Game of Thrones. I was angry and disappointed then, but today I am furious!

First of all, I have not seen the season six premier and have no intention of doing so. I have not waited over five years for answers only to have the watered down HBO version of this story spoil all the secrets. I hope winter comes for HBO because what they have done is wrong. Their crappy version of this series isn’t something I can just not watch anymore but something I have to actively avoid altogether on the internet because I don’t want to know.

The book series is far and away superior to the story in the show but it can still spoil so many of the important plot points from the books. Of course based on what fans have told me I don’t even understand how the story makes any sense. The whole thing is so convoluted and screwed up I couldn’t stomach to watch it even if I wanted to.

Winds of Winter isn’t due out anytime soon, and unfortunately I can’t even search its release date anymore for fear of accidentally seeing  spoilers from the show. This is HBO’s fault and it makes me so angry. I knew this day would come and I wrote about it two years ago though never finished the post.

JUNE 3RD 2014

I really like that this show can still capture memorable scenes from the books in such terrific fashion.  Yes the trial by combat between the Red Viper and the Mountain was awesome.  Brutal scene that still makes this show worth watching but beyond that I am just an angry fan.  What are you doing HBO? Why have you rushed this story so severely? There is literally enough content in the books to make 10 seasons with no other problem than the aging of the actors.  It’s all been rushed though and so many story lines have advanced to a point where there is no where else to go.  The show has so quickly come up on what remaining material there is that I’m afraid HBO will spoil everything for those of us who have waited so patiently for the next book.  Winter is coming for you HBO.  A cold and harsh time when you either make things up to kill time or move ahead with unpublished story lines that will just ruin everything.  The HBO version of Game of Thrones might still be interesting for fans who haven’t read the books.  Other than the shocking scenes it offers I don’t get it because everything else seems too confusing and wrong to me.  This show is merely cliff notes to a larger and much richer story and I’ll be really upset if they spoil it in their minor version of something better.

There has already been too much made up to stretch out the story line and if that is the case I don’t understand why they have moved forward with so many others.  The episode when Jon leads the men back to Craster’s Keep was one example and another being Yara’s ridiculous effort to rescue her brother.  Both of these things really annoyed me but I get it.  You need something to fill the season and there are obvious points for elaboration.  What I don’t get is what was chosen to elaborate on.  So much of the story from the books is simply talked about and not written about first hand.  If a point of view character doesn’t witness it then they only hear about it and we as the reader find out what happened based on what they hear.  Why go back to Craster’s Keep when Wildlings have already scaled the wall and crossed over in force? What specifically annoyed me in that episode was the elaborate battle to take out ten guys.  Jon must have killed at least four himself so what is all the other fighting going on? Aside from that it was just foolish for Jon to be the one leading this expedition, even if it meant he would probably die. Jon is a steward, and the man in charge after the Old Bear dies specifically hates him. He would never be tasked for such an operation, and the Night’s Watch wouldn’t risk sending any men beyond the Wall after so many died at the Fist of the First Men. It annoys me to no extent because it is all just so wrong.

What was even worse was Yara’s rescue attempt. It just belittles the whole series when she just strolls into this castle as easy as pie and then escapes with no trouble. I get that they had to convey how far lost Theon was when he wouldn’t flee with her but I don’t even think that was the message they got across.  If you would like to know more about Theon and his troubles you should read this. The problems with his character go beyond that ridiculous episode though.  They have advanced his story well into what we see in the last book that was published so I don’t know what they will do with him after this season. It’s not until the fifth book that Roose Bolton even makes it back to the North and they have thrown that into the middle of other story lines from the third book.

Again on 4/25/16

I left the above as it was with small editing because I think some of the points are important.

There’s only one other thing I’d like to address. I have heard Game of Thrones is now the highest rated show in the networks history. That’s totally ridiculous even if I didn’t think this show sucked. This show is more True Blood than Boardwalk Empire. By which I mean that it is more lame than it is cool. Regardless how much shock and awe this show offers it simply doesn’t compare to some of the network’s other great shows such as Boardwalk, The Sopranos, or The Wire. 

Also, should anybody out there read this far and happen to have updates on the next book’s release leave me a comment and let me know. I can’t google it anymore thanks to HBO.

In closing, my thoughts about HBO currently keep going back to something Charlie Kelly once said. If given the opportunity I’d look HBO right in the eye and say “S you in your A’s and J all over your B’s.” I hope winter comes for this network and freezes off all its private parts.

 

 

Ronin

Year: 1998
Directed By: John Frankenheimer
Written By: J.D. Zeik and David Mamet

RYAN’S REVIEW

I had my entire post for this film nearly finished when I had an unfortunate snafu that erased everything I had done. That is as about as frustrating as an evening with this film has been.

To sum up what I had said before this movie is vague and hard to follow. Literally ten minutes pass in the beginning before you have any idea as to the direction of the movie. The sound quality is all screwed up where the dialogue is hard to hear and the action is explosive on your speakers and ears. This is a cool action movie but not in the Die Hard style I prefer.

This movie made it into the collection for one real reason and that is how awesome the car chase scenes are. The scene in which they steal the mysterious box features one of the greatest car chase scenes I have ever seen. The only other thing worth mentioning is how cool De Niro is as the American badass, Jean Reno as the French badass, and Stellan Skarsgard as the creepy European bad guy.

There is little else I had to say about this movie and I care even less now if this is a well put together post. I am disappointed to have lost my original copy but this was more or less what I had to say. This movie does have its moments but there are certainly better things you can do with your time.

NEXT MOVIE: The Royal Tenebaums (2001)

The Rocketeer

Year: 1991
Directed By: Joe Johnson
Written By: Dave Stevens (original character) Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, and William Dear (story and screenplay)

RYAN’S REVIEW

In 1991 I was seven years old and already a huge fan of this type of film and character. Thanks to the likes of He-Man, Flash Gordon, Batman, and of course the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I was already a veteran of films about heroes. They were my favorite and along came this lovable Disney movie about a guy with a really cool looking costume flying around with a jetpack. On top of that he was going head to head with Nazis a la Indiana Jones style. I remember seeing this movie in the theater multiple times going to work with my dad at that young age and I absolutely loved it.

For a time I even demanded my mother fix my hair just like Cliff Seacord with that part in the middle although my hair would never look right. I also really wanted one of those bitchin red leather jackets that button up all the way across the front, though I’d never be able to rock that either. Even today, if I were able to get my hands on a replica of the Rocketeer’s helmet it would be displayed in a prime place among all my cool fan boy crap. The funny thing is that Cliff Seacord, played by Billy Campbell, was the kind of character only a seven year old could love. I hold him in nostalgic honor now as “that cool guy that was the Rocketeer,” but in all honesty a better actor could have made a more memorable movie.

Somehow Campbell managed to beat out several actors such as Emilio Estevez, Matthew Modine, Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid, and Kurt Russell. All of whom where arguably at the high points of their respective careers. If Billy Campbell ever went on to do anything else of significance I am unfamiliar with it. He had the benefit of a great supporting cast to make him look better though. Alan Arkin is such a talented actor and he brings something great to every thing he is a part of. Timothy Dalton makes for a great villain as the undercover Nazi with the terrifying henchman at his disposal. Paul Sorvino is in his natural role as a cool mobster who will break the law but isn’t working for any damn Nazi. Jennifer Connelly is also noteworthy as the pretty damsel in distress.

I remember back in 2010 being surprised to see that Joe Johnson was going to be the guy behind camera on the highly anticipated Captain America: The First Avenger. When the name was first reported I had to look him up. While I saw a few notable films, The Rocketeer was the one that jumped out at me and a ton of memories about this movie came flooding back to me. It was then that I decided to add this movie to the collection and I don’t think it was a mistake.

This movie holds special value to me because for a while it was my favorite during a tough time in childhood. Setting that aside I still think this is a really cool movie. Disney has always been able to make a fun and exciting movie that was appropriate for all ages. This movie has cool bad guys, mobsters, airplanes, sword fights, Nazis, the legend of aviation Howard Hughes, and Hollywood all rolled into one. It’s a movie that this day in age no one remembers and few have even heard of it. That doesn’t change anything about the film because I’ll stand by this one. This movie is worth your time and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and do.

NEXT MOVIE: Role Models (2008)

 

The Rock

Year: 1996
Directed By: Michael Bay
Written By: David Weisberg, Douglas Cook, and Mark Rosner

RYAN’S REVIEW

I miss the days before the actual War on Terror when the terrorists we saw in action movies were guys like General Hummel. These were the good old days when the bad guy could be a decorated war hero threatening innocent people with chemical warfare and it wasn’t a big deal. Hummel even gets a redeeming moment in the end despite the awful events he put into place. The world was just so much simpler back then.

The action genre in its truest form was peaking when this movie came out. Back when it was all about the guns and the explosions. These days everybody has to be an advanced martial artist of some kind but back in 96 it was little more than a gimmick for guys like Steven Seagal and Jean-Claude Van Damme. In the 90s the stakes were often higher and the action was simpler but still exciting.

People love to hate on Michael Bay and I totally get that. Nevertheless I think this movie is an obvious go to in his defense. Yeah he goes to over the top far too often and makes really unfortunate decisions as a producer but I have enjoyed several of his films. This is a fun and exciting action movie and when he’s not trying to do too much Michael Bay is really good at making movies like this. Granted I was 12 when I saw this movie, and it was easily the most awesome thing I had ever seen at that point. I think the movie holds up today too, it’s still a good action movie and I enjoy watching it.

If I remember correctly, this was the first of the “Nicolas Cage action trilogy” that immediately followed his reception of the Academy Award for Best Actor. I remember thinking this was a big time action movie for a guy like him. Who did he think he was? Stallone or Schwarzenegger? I didn’t realize quite how things were changing for those guys though. As for Cage I think he was still getting more successful as an actor but it was downhill for him in this genre after this film. Castor Troy was awesome but I really just find Con/Air to be overkill and ridiculous. In this movie he is a great comedic element to all the badassery going on around him, and he is able to rise up and be heroic in his own right. By the time he was done with this venture into action films he was killing people over stuffed bunnies. Nevertheless he wasn’t done as he came back with great dramatic performances such as we saw in Adaptation and The Weather Man. In this movie he is just funny and fun, “glass or plastic?”

More important than Cage in this movie is Sean Connery. Who was practically all but done as an actor after this movie came out. He had a couple of notable appearances after this but this was his last exceptional film as far as I am concerned. He gets all the moments in this movie as a legend to the genre. As the first to ever order his martinis “shaken, not stirred” the original 007, Sean Connery, should have quit after this film and effectively rode out into the sunset. Entrapment was over hyped and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was so bad it made him decide to give up acting altogether. In this film he shows us a steely nature and action know how that reminds us why he was the original James Bond. He also gets his Sergeant Murtaugh moment saying “I’m too old for this [shit].” Most importantly Connery reminded us that he was still a badass. If he wasn’t going to do anymore than he did he should have stopped after this and left his legacy on a high note.

As I mentioned him in my opening I think it’s obvious I like Ed Harris as General Hummel. The problem with being a bad guy when you’re not really a bad guy is eventually you can’t keep up the act. General Hummel becomes a terrorist for the right reasons but struggles to maintain things as the temperature rises. He’s not a bad guy he is just trying to do the right thing, when his bluff is called he is turned on by the actual bad guys he’s joined up with. Ed Harris is a great actor and I have always thought he was great in this. In a movie that isn’t all that complex he is the most complex character.

The supporting cast of this movie is deep. There is an abundance of talent in the background of this movie. In no particular order they consist of John C McGinley, David Morse, Michael Beihn, Bookem Woodbine, Tony Todd, William Forsythe, Xander Berkley, and Raymond Cruz. These guys all bring something special to the movie but special props to my favorite among them, Michael Beihn. The guy should have been an action badass and somehow got relegated to the heroic side character death in a film like this. Michael Bay action movies often assemble a good overall cast and that’s just another thing I like about them.

This movie came out at a time that I consider the peak of the genre I grew up with and truthfully that was the post Die Hard era of action movies. This of course was the Die Hard on Alcatraz version within the genre an I thought it was exceptional. I consider this a film near the end of that particular genre but I don’t know if I’m really right about that. There are no doubt many out there who are really passionate about “Die Hard with Liam Neeson.” From where I’m sitting I may never understand that but I expect there are people out there that could present a compelling argument on its behalf.

This is a cool movie with everything you could want out of an action movie. This is an exciting film that will be well worth your time to see. I think that even after twenty years it is still a movie I can enjoy and that’s what really matters the most. I wouldn’t call it a must see by any means but a movie you couldn’t go wrong spending an afternoon with.

NEXT MOVIE: The Rocketeer (1991)

 

 

 

 

Robocop (2014)

Year: 2014
Directed By: Jose Padiha
Written By: Joshua Zetumer, Edward Zeumeier, and Michael Miner

RYAN’S REVIEW 

This actually turned out to be one of the weirdest reviews I have ever written and when I couldn’t figure out what to do with it I decided to just roll with it. I have broken the review into two pieces to make it easier to understand. So here it is, the post that has been holding me up. I am happy to wash my hands of it and move on.

PART 1

I usually loathe remakes but this is not just an exception to that fact, it’s an exceptional exception to my typical line of thinking. I love the original Robocop, and when I first heard there was a remake coming I was frustrated. Yet, at the same time I kept an open mind. If there is ever a movie to remake it’s a futuristic vision that can be adapted to more modern realities. Not only in the vision of the future Robocop presents but the future as it is with the capabilities we have today to bring things to screen.

This movie gets props by following in the footsteps of the original by assembling an excellent cast. It horribly failed by copping out for the PG-13 rating with a complete lack of violence but when it comes to the cast it gets props. The action in this movie is fantastic but ultimately lacking when it comes to the graphic violence we saw in the original film. Yet, they have Omar from The Wire, they have that likable awkward funny kid Jay Baruchel in a serious role, they have Gary Oldman who can do just about anything, they have the up and coming Joel Kinnaman, they have Michael Keaton, and if that’s not enough they have Samuel L Motherfucking Jackson.

This movie is adapted to the times while staying to its roots and I find it very impressive. It manages to make its own thing while honoring the original at the same time. I love that they maintained a similar musical score to correlate with the character so many of us grew up with. Robocop was awesome, but due for an upgrade. The internet has been created since the idea was first conceived and it is an important element to be incorporated into the character. This movie doesn’t have the substance of the original but it has the upgrades to make for an interesting retelling.

There are things to like about this movie but overwhelmingly it doesn’t measure up, and having watched both this and the original on the same day I can sum it up simply. It’s all in the lack of bad guys. Michael Keaton is awesome but he simply doesn’t compare to the likes of Dick Jones and Clarence Boddicker. Those two were bad guys for the ages and that element is absent entirely from this film. This movie lacks intensively in the bad guy department.

The way this movie ends made it what is was for me. It’s the same principle George Costanza figured out one time on Seinfeld. Leave them laughing and they remember you fondly. I fell victim to that scenario with this movie. Samuel L. Jackson closed out this movie with an awesome monologue that cleverly covered up his preferred profane dialogue. When I considered the film in hindsight the ending immediately came to mind and I remembered loving that while forgetting a lot about what I didn’t like.

PART 2

I wrote all of the above on the day of. In fact, the first three paragraphs were typed out before the movie had even been on for 15 minutes. I had only seen this movie one time before the review and wrote all of that in anticipation. I had really been looking forward to watching this movie. It had set an impression on me when we watched it the first time and I had waited until it was the movie on deck for the blog before watching it again.

Now this review has held me up for weeks as I considered it. Did I scrap whatever I had written and start from scratch? Did I try to adapt what I had already written to my current thinking despite the drastic difference? I was at a loss because I like to keep moving forward and frankly this one stopped me in my tracks.

Here was a film that I remembered liking an awful lot but on the second take I was so let down. I have considered how this happened and believe I have solved the issue. When I watched this remake for the first time I had incredibly low expectations. I hate remakes on principle but gave this one a chance and it surprised me. I was very taken with the effects and the advancements to the actual title character. I really liked the cast and when the movie closes with Samuel L Jackson doing his Samuel L Jackson thing it left me laughing and I remembered it being better than it actually was.

Fast forward to March 4th 2016 and everything was different. I had been on a roll going through the movies in our collection. So much so that I had a day to myself and decided to tackle two movies back to back. Those two movies were this and the original. That morning I fell in love all over again with Paul Verhoeven’s science fiction classic, and then that night everything that was wrong with the remake was poisoning my eyes.

This movie has a great cast, it has a few select scenes that are memorable and exciting, it echoes the original just enough to get your nostalgic mood brewing, but overwhelming it fails at everything else. The story is all wrong and despite how awesome Michael Keaton is there is just no villain in this film that can compare to those of the first film.

I think Joel Kinneman gave a terrific performance in one scene specifically. The scene in which he sees what is left of him physically for the first time and a tear rolls out of his one real eye as the horror overwhelms him. Very powerful scene that really got me the first time I saw it. I think it is really cool to see Robocop scanning crowds and running. In the first film, Robocop is incredibly slow for technical reasons but in this film he is the way he should be as a robot. I really like the part played by Samuel L Jackson and think he shines as he always does. Other than that there is no other reason to see this movie.

I am almost embarrassed to even have this movie in my collection and can’t figure out what kind of spell I was under when I thought it was good enough for our collection. To think I’ve not only owned it but had it sitting on the shelf next to the true classic it stole its name from seems like a personal travesty. My suggestion would be to not see this movie at all and save your time. There is no way, shape, or form in which this one measures even a tiny bit up to the original film.

NEXT MOVIE: The Rock (1996)

Robocop

Year: 1987
Directed By: Paul Verhoven
Written By: Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner

RYAN’S REVIEW

The farther we go into the past the more interesting the movies about the future tend to be. They are interesting because they represent a clear idea of what people thought was coming in the future. Looking back it’s always fun to see how wrong they were and to contrast it with what did and didn’t actually happen. This movie never says specifically what year in the future it is but they had some very interesting things going on in their rendition of it. These future on goings include a presidential visit to a space station, nuclear war in South Africa between the Afrikaners and the South Africans, specially modeled mechanical hearts like the “sports heart”, and of course robot and cybernetic police officers. It’s so obvious they had little to no idea about the internet. Something that would literally change every facet of modern society. That has to make you think about the future in a different way. What crazy new development lies ahead of us now that none of us could ever imagine?

Not that they had everything completely wrong about the future in this film. At the very least they presented some very interesting ideas. The portrayal of the media is very interesting and the idea that a police force could be owned by a corporation is also interesting. Not that this has happened but the possibility in our ever changing now makes it something to think about.

Something I love most about this movie is the graphic violence. Even by today’s standards it’s incredibly violent but that’s so much about what makes the movie satisfying. It isn’t just violent, it’s excessively violent. From the dismembering gun shots to death by toxic waste this film went above and beyond to earn its R rating. It was worth it, it makes the movie so much better. Yeah, Robocop could have easily disabled the would be rapist and rescued the woman, but don’t we all relish in that scene where he gets more savaged with it? He doesn’t do the easy thing, he shoots between the victims legs to hit the criminal in the junk. When Clarence Boddicker takes a warning to the up and coming executive Bob Morton he could have simply punched Morton to knock him down and make him watch the video. Not in this savage film though, Boddicker dismisses the ladies with the classic line “bitches leave!” and then shoots Morton multiple times in the legs. The more than necessary shooting not only makes the bad guy a more ruthless villain but it makes this ultimately violent movie all that much better.

This movie is loaded with talent, and so many of the actors are exceptional that it’s hard to know where to begin. Best start with the bad guys because they own the show in this movie. Even though they are facing off against a really awesome robot cop. Kurtwood Smith turned in one of his finest roles ever as Clarence Boddicker. He is so vicious and provocative in this movie. He plays the part with a confidence that is impressive and he is so unpredictable as a villain. I spent so much time during my formative years watching Kurtwood Smith portray Red Foreman on That 70’s Show that it always blows my mind to see him in this movie. He is legendary as Clarence Boddicker even until the end as he is beating Robocop with a metal pipe. One of my favorite scenes is the aforementioned threatening of Bob Morton. He doesn’t even speak to Morton. He just shoots him up, pops in the video of Dick Jones, and moseys around before using his tongue to pull the pin out of the grenade that will bring the hotshot executive’s rise to an end. There is also that scene when he is arrested by Robocop and he spits blood onto the police desk at booking. Boddicker manages to be a one of a kind bad guy in this movie who is not simply ruthless and cutthroat but immature with a sexual streak that is surprising.

I am a huge fan of Ronny Cox playing the top dog villain. He has a very similar role in Verhoven’s other great 80’s sci-fi movie, Total Recall. In fact in that film he delivers one of my favorite lines of all time. His role in this movie was first and he was just warming up. He has such a professional look that makes him perfect for playing this type of executive part. He looks like the kind of guy you can trust, but he is as cutthroat and ruthless as the henchman in his employ. Having a villain like Clarence Boddicker under his thumb makes him even more of a badass. When Robocop comes to arrest him he is so cool as he casually approaches the situation. He planned ahead for the scenario and when the classified Primary Directive 4 takes effect he is ready. He has ED-209 waiting to beat up on Robocop while a battalion of cops are waiting in the parking lot to open fire on him. Dick Jones is a great bad guy because he’s a man with power, and he knows how to wield it to his advantage. A villain like him is as unpredictable as he is dangerous, is there anything more to love in a bad guy?

The strength of the bad guys in this movie only make the hero more thrilling and Robocop is an ultimate badass. This movie went against the grain when casting its hero not out of choice but out of need. In the era of StalloneSchwarzenegger action films the role of Robocop was highly coveted but neither would get the opportunity. Schwarzenegger specifically wanted the part but couldn’t be cast because he was physically too large for the suit. A smaller man was needed and Peter Weller was tapped for arguably the biggest role of his career. Weller is an incredibly accomplished man having received his doctorate degree a few years ago. However, after appearing in over 70 features this movie remains the one he is most famous for. Weller’s star has been rising over the last ten years though as he has been featured more prominently in both film and TV. In his older age he is more often cast as a bad guy but that is a role he has thrived in.

I’ve let this draft sit a bit too long at this point so I will just wrap it up here. This is an exceptional movie that still holds weight almost 30 years later. Despite multiple sequels and a reboot this movie still stands head and shoulders above the rest. While it has a silly portrayal of the future; you simply cannot challenge the quality of the story or film. This isn’t a movie for the tender-hearted but if you have an appetite for action and violence then this is something you definitely need to see. This movie is easily worth your time and it can surprise you.

NEXT MOVIE: Robocop (2014)