"I expected it to suck. I wasn't disappointed in that respect."
Ever see Escape From L.A.? This is worse.Beware movies that costar Gary Busey.
Ugh. Soldier. I saw the trailer in theaters last fall and cringed. I saw the dismal grosses and laughed. I saw the box at the video store and...
When will I learn, kids, when will I learn?
I used to believe that even a bad movie was better than no movie at all.
Now I'm not so certain.
This was basically The Solo-Universal-Terminator-Robo-Soldier movie. Killing machine learns to live amongst the natives, then has to defend them, 'cause he somehow grew a heart of gold.
Uh-uh. Been done before, and been done better.
Kurt Russell *can* be good. He's not here. He's given the Ah-nuld maximum of a few dozen lines (all laughable) and is more stone faced than...well, nothing. He beats everyone else's stoic looks, just because he's Kurt Russell, and a better actor than most of his would-be action star peers.
But I reserve my bile for Paul Anderson.
You, sir, can lick my nutsac.
I find it hard to believe that the budget for the movie was between $75 and $80 million, but yet the backgrounds all look like cheap, motel room paintings and the process shots and CGI make Deep Impact look natural. He's made a B-movie on a Bruckheimer budget, and it's not even stylish. The sets are crap. The acting is shite (if Jason Scott Lee can't do another Bruce Lee biopic, he should quit acting entirely). The supporting cast is left dangling.
Ugh. I'll say this for Event Horizon. While the story and execution there were horrible, at least some of the effects were passable.
Not so here.
It's another case of style over substance, but you know, it's not even stylish.It's loud, though. Really loud.