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"Invasion USA" might actually be fun in a campy way if it weren't so dourly exploitative.
A brainless plot would be almost forgiveable were it not for the perverse depiction of innocents butchered in Invasion U.S.A.
Leaden, xenophobic, and utterly stupid, it's far more offensive than Rambo and far less well executed.
Even though Mr. Norris collaborated on the screenplay and helped to choose the director (Joseph Zito), the movie treats him as if it wanted to prove that he has absolutely no future on the screen.
"Invasion U.S.A." is a brain-damaged, idiotic thriller, not even bad enough to be laughable.
If you're looking for laughs over seeing a good film, this one will please."
1980s B-movie studio Cannon Films + gun-toting, gator-wrestling man's man Chuck Norris = a recipe for unapologetic action-movie cheese.
Big and bouncy and so stupid that it's hard not to get carried away a little bit... Its gleeful badness is its saving grace.
Only Chuck - a libertarian redneck who simply wants to be left the fnck alone - has the red, white, and blue balls big enough to put an end to these problems.
Chuck at his best!
Norris single handidly defeating an army!
A clumsy, generic and kinetic actioner with Norris aimlessly kicking his way through this loud exercise.
Very entertaining and fun low-budget action B movie that is meant to be pure mindless popcorn amusement from start to finish. Before watching this one, you should realize that this film was not meant to be taken seriously whatsoever. With a film starring Chuck Norris, how could it be? As far as entertainment value is concerned, Joseph Zito's Invasion U.S.A. is a must see for B movie action fan. The action is over the top, and the acting is mediocre, but there's enough thrills in this one to keep you entertained and engaged with what's going on on-screen. I really enjoyed the film, but I agree it won't get any honors for original ideas in terms of great story, which is absent and great acting, which never does stand out. Norris does standout, due in part to his intentionally funny one liners and questionable acting. He's fun to watch on-screen nonetheless. If low-budget action flicks are your thing, then give this one a shot. Invasion U.S.A. is flawed mindless entertainment at its finest, just don't expect anything great and you'll probably enjoy it. Director Joseph Zito is an effective director for low-budget pictures, and he's perfect for this material presented here. This is a film that is meant to be enjoyed with friends over a couple beers on a Friday night when you have nothing else better to do. Invasion U.S.A. is a film that tends to rely more on the action than anything else, and it does that very well. Minimal plot, a big body count, Chuck Norris kicking ass, if that's your thing, then definitely give this one a shot. The only reason that this film doesn't get a full score is because Chuck Norris reloads his weapons, I thought the guy never ran out of bullets!
Good chuck fare. If you can take away Chucks bad acting and all the Americana present then its not a bad action flick.
Hard-R, over-the-top, hilariously absurd action movie with a political paranoia bent. This film gives us a this-could-happen doomsday scenario from the era of the Cold War. Maniacal Communist terrorists, led by poker-paced psychopath Rostov (Richard Lynch) land on American soil, just annihilating everybody in their path. But there is one man, and one man alone, who can save the day..."retired" secret agent Matt Hunter (Chuck Norris).
Chuck gives one of his more stone-faced portrayals, but the character himself is one of his more sullen and ruthless. I'll say that much - these two adversaries deserve each other, although the final confrontation is a long time coming.
I have to give credit where credit is due: the film-makers, led by director Joseph Zito, let us know up front we're in for a heck of a ride. They gleefully toss credibility out the window, and, just for good measure, dispense with any level of political correctness. The movie is rough, tough, and rousing (although it takes about half the film for things to really kick into gear), aided in no small part by a stirring music score by the talented Jay Chattaway.
Sequences ranging from funny to just plain insane involve a) the messy dispatch of a sleazy drug dealer (Billy Drago) and a hooker, b) a loud and noisy assault on a suburban neighborhood, and c) a major shootout in a shopping mall. This film truly throws in everything (including the kitchen sink) for the sake of an entertaining show.
Co-starring Melissa Prophet (whose gutsy, obnoxious, pushy reporter is more of an annoyance than anything else), Alexander Zale, Alex Colon, Eddie Jones, and Dehl Berti. Co-written by Chuck himself and James Bruner, based on a story by Bruner and Chuck's brother (and frequent collaborator) Aaron.
My final parting words are just this: of the assembly line of Cannon Films action pictures and thrillers to come out of the 1980's, this has to rank up there as one of the most potent guilty pleasures that they made. Period.
Three cheers for Norris by protecting USA and make wage war upon the army of terrorist mercenaries.
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