Unfortunately.. the PLOT.. is.. non-existent. Or rather.. it makes.. no SENSE. On top of this.. the film... doesn't flow at all. SCENES are random.. or seemingly randomly.. sewn together, and it's easy... to get LOST.
Fortunately.. as it is in the Simpsons' version.. the RESULTS... are hilarious. This film.. is so stupid. You'll THINK.. your IQ is actually.. REDUCING.. as you watch...
But you can't look away. You can't.. RESIST.. the Walken, shall we say.. CHARM... because it is useless.. to RESIST. In seriousness though.. if you MUST WATCH THIS.. make sure you watch it... with a friend.. drunk.
This film is actually less pulpy than earlier Glickenhaus films due in no doubt to the fact that it has Christopher Walken in the title role of McBain a soldier of fortune who is tasked to gain revenge for the murder of an old army buddy .
The plot is similar to that of the Expendables ,The Dogs of War or any other revenge action movie ,but Glickenhaus manages to pull off some exciting action set pieces and any film with Walken and Michael Ironside in it can be all that bad..
If you want to see it then seek out the Arrow Video DVD the picture quality and extras are excellent for what is basically an exploitation flick with better casting .
Christopher Walken. What a guy. There's few actors quite as instantly recongnisable as Walken with his jolted speech and often spoofed acting. The man's a living legend! He is also the reason why McBain sticks out above the slurry of action films from the early 1990s. The film itself is nothing too unique or original in the action genre - the characters and the plot are average for this genre and so's the high body count. But this is by no means a bad thing. A film typical of it's genre is just what the doctor ordered for any action fan out there. Christopher Walken is just the icing on the cake.
Overall whilst offering nothing particularly new to the action genre, it really doesn't matter. Walken is as great as ever, the film delivers on the action front with a high, brutal body count (which is to be expected from the director of the classic THE EXTERMINATOR). Add a great DVD packaging - complete with booklet about the film and reversible artwork - and this is the perfect gift for any self-confessed action-obsessed film fan.
The type of film you're liking to see in a special offer around Father's Day. Get it for The Walken!