It doesn't suck.It's actually not a bad sci-fi/action hybrid, if you can get past the fact that Sandra Bullock's in it, and she's perky again.
Sylvester Stallone's a futuristic badass cop, complete with beret (and berets are funny). He so badass that he bungeejumps from a helicopter to a rooftop, shooting people the whole time, then cuts the cord when he reaches the rooftop. Still shooting. He's on a mission. He's got to stop Wesley Snipes before Snipes does something bad like dye his hair yellow.
Actually, he's got to stop Wesley from blowing up this building, where a bunch of hostages are. The two guys fight, Sly wins, and Wesley gets arrested. But the building blows up, and since Sly didn't do enough to save them, he's in deep shit.
In place of prisons, criminals are now held in a sort of suspended animation, like a clear carbonite. That's where Wesley goes. Since Sly's responsible for the deaths of civilians, he goes there too. While in suspended animation, each guy learns a new skill. Sly learns how to knit. Wesley learns an assload of karate.
Flashforward to even further in the future. Violence is practically nonexistent. The cops are more into courtesy than anything: they don't even carry guns. You get tickets for swearing. For some reason, Wesley gets defrosted and goes on a rampage. Guess who's the only man who can stop him?
You got it.
It's not good sci-fi, and it's not even really good action. But it's produced by Joel Silver, so it's got a slick look and a lot of explosions in it. So it's like a hybrid of mediocrity. Stallone's fine, for a change, and Snipes is adequate as the villain. But Sandra Bullock...she gets on my nerves.It's got that Demolition Man song by Sting, too. That always gets stuck in my head.