Demolition Man (1993)
Critic Consensus: A better-than-average sci-fi shoot-em-up with a satirical undercurrent, Demolition Man is bolstered by strong performances by Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, and Sandra Bullock.
|Rating:||R (for non-stop action violence, and for strong language)|
|Genre:||Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy|
|Directed By:||Marco Brambilla|
|Written By:||Peter M. Lenkov, Robert Scott Reneau, Daniel Waters|
|In Theaters:||Oct 8, 1993 Wide|
|On DVD:||Sep 30, 1997|
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as Sergeant John Sparta...
as Simon Phoenix
as Lenina Huxley
as Dr. Raymond Cocteau
as Alfredo Garcia
as Chief George Earle
as Associate Bob
as Edgar Friendly
as Zachary Lamb "Young"
as TRF Officer
as Warden William Smith...
as Tough Cop
as Prison Guard
as Zachary Lamb "Aged"
as Captain Healy
as Troubled Guy
as Squad Leader
as TV Reporter
as Museum Guard
as Taco Bell Entertaine...
as Helicopter Pilot
as Taco Bell Patron
as Taco Bell Scrap
as Wasteland Scrap
as Boggle Guard
as Wasteland Scrap
as Wasteland Scrap
as Fiber Op Girl
as Erwin (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Demolition Man
Ultimately the script's often sharp social satire is drowned out by the noise and confusion. It is also undercut by casting virtually all the psychopathically murderous criminals as minority-group members.
Nearly all the SF premises are accorded the status of Andrew Dice Clay one-liners -- which means that they, along with the characters, keep changing from one scene to the next.
A noisy, soulless, self-conscious pastiche that mixes elements of sci-fi, action-adventure and romance, then pours on a layer of comedy replete with Hollywood in-jokes.
Forget your preconceptions, but not your brain cells and sense of irony.
Demolition Man is a significant artifact of our time or, at least, of this week.
Demolition Man is sleek and empty as well as brutal and pointless. It feels computer engineered, untouched by human hands. A real pod movie.
Audience Reviews for Demolition Man
07/07/2012 (MP4, PS3)
really fun if not silly action flick.
Zachary Lamb: Simon Phoenix is an old fashioned criminal. We need an old fashioned cop.
"The future isn't big enough for the both of them."
Demolition Man is one of those weird movies that I can't decide whether I like or not. Parts at me shaking my head in disgust, mostly when the characters talked, but in the end I wasn't angry with it at all. I, for the most part, enjoyed myself. The film is highly entertaining and has some cool ideas. It also has some extremely stupid and silly ideas too. Like the three seashells; I know it is supposed to be humorous, but really? The action stars, Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes are a lot of fun to watch. When they are in their action sequences, they are at their best. When they talk, they are at their worst, but it is still somewhat fun because of how ridiculous they sound.
Stallone plays a cop named Spartan, who has the nickname Demolition Man. The nickname comes from the cliche idea that he doesn't play by the rules. He destroys whatever he needs to. He has been trying to catch a ruthless killer, Phoenix, for some time now. When he finally does catch him, things still end up going wrong and he lands himself in prison too. Now prison isn't what we know it to be. Him and Phoenix are frozen in order to serve their sentence. While they are frozen, they are also give rehab. Not really sure how that works, but we'll go with it. Phoenix escapes custody during a parole hearing and starts going nuts on a now crime-less country thirty some years later. In this new country you can't curse or eat junk food. Anything unhealthy is illegal. In order to catch the madman, they unfreeze Spartan also. So from there it is a cat and mouse game.
As much as I would like to describe just how bad this movie is, I can't. It was just too entertaining to talk badly about. Another saving grace for the film is a young Sandra Bullock. Damn was she hot back in the 90's. When she was asking Spartan if he wanted to have sex, I was yelling at the screen, "Yes!" She does give a pretty fun, if at times hard to watch, performance also. She plays a bored cop that loves old action movies and really wants to see some action.
I recommend watching Demolition Man if you can tolerate stupidness in the midst of great action. It doesn't reach the stupidity level of a movie like Cobra, which is a plus.
Demolition Man Quotes
|Simon Phoenix:||Blast from the past!|
|Sergeant John Spartan:||You should have stayed there Phoenix!|
|Simon Phoenix:||Greetings, whats your bogle?|
|Edgar Friendly:||God, I love to hate this place!|
|Simon Phoenix:||Play ball!|
|Sergeant John Spartan:||Somebody put me back in the fridge.|
|Lenina Huxley:||Let's go blow this guy!|
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