This is a straight up 80's action movie, full of the cheesiest one liners that cracks me up everytime I watch it...and I LOVE it!
Arnold is fantastic in this over the top action film that you can feel is trying to be somewhat serious but just can't get there due to the one liners and the directors use of making Arnold seem like a real live ''HE MAN''.
Everything our hero does and says in this movie is so funny as Arnold delivers it with such deadpan humour that you as the viewer can tell is really unintentional.
This really is such a classic in the action genre that I feel to this day has not been replicated. It's the sort of movie where your hero has 1000 bullets flying at him and not one hits. And because it's Arnold it just makes sense. It truly is an action masterpiece and I feel worhty of a top 3 spot in the 80's action genre.
Sometimes you want to watch a movie with very little thought required and simply be 'blown' away.
Well this film delivers for both attributes and damn is it good!
Plenty of cheesy 1980s action here. Plenty of bone crunching, arm decapitation, explosive, ammunition required action.
It basically and I say that in the most loosest term follows the story of a retired U.S. army Colonel Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) living peacefully with his 10 year old daughter vowing never to return to his old army life.
However the peace is broken one day when Matrix is warned that a Latin American dictator is killing members of Matrix unit one by one and Matrix could be next! Hence the requirement for two quite frankly useless armed gaurds.
Literally two minutes after the warning terrorists arrive on the scene to hunt down Matrix however not to kill him..yet.
They want to capture him and use his special army skills whilst using the kidnapping of his beloved daughter as security.
Here is where all hell breaks loose as Matrix uses his skills to escape capture and rescue his daughter using the help of some random woman on the way.
The action scenes are surprisingly well executed.
Schwarzenegger is at his mid 80s muscle bound prime before his foray into politics and man boobs.
The obligatory line 'I'll be back' is sneaked into the script.
All in all a great film.