Live Wire Reviews
Brosnan's character works at the bomb diffuser unit, the movie tries to make him more interesting by adding a backstory. This is supposed to explain, why his wife decided to abandon him, but wouldn't a death of a child made their relationship stronger. Instead it acts as an excuse for O'Neal to show up at senator's house. Otherwise he lacks motivation other than his duty. The character is portrayed as constantly jealous, which is reinforced by swearing. I fail to see the point of this movie being so vulgar, I could have come up with tons of better things he could have said, how about a clever one-liner? Brosnan plays it straight, failing to be a MacGyver tough guy like the film wants us to believe . The villains are stock and uninspired, with no motivation. Ben Cross's performance is the true cheese fest.
The only cherry on top of this cake wannabe are the effects, while lacking the state of the art quality, they look passible for the budget available, just wish they cut all the gore out.
Verdict: Skip it ( I mean it)
First viewing: 08.05.1997