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1985 / 90m - USA
Action, Adventure
Commando poster

As a kid I never really cared much for US action cinema (I was more of a horror fan), that's why I never watched many of the now famous 80s and 90s action flicks. Commando is one of the big names that I never caught up on, I figured it was about time to remedy that. Can't say I enjoyed it much though.

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John Matrix is an old army guy who retired to take care of his daughter. Of course, he gets a visit of one of his old army pals, who tells him his old squad is getting decimated. Not much later Matrix gets a visit himself. The terrorists kidnap his daughter and want Matrix to do a job for them.

I didn't expect much in the way of acting and direction, with Schwarzenegger in the lead you know what you get. I was more surprised that the action was mostly absent, it isn't until the final 15 minutes that things really start moving. There are some cheesy one-liners and some stilted fights in the first part of the film, but they are just embarrassing. A rather dull film, for nostalgia and irony fans only.


1984 / 114m - USA
Horror, Thriller
Firestarter poster