November 16, 2020
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.
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.