The Octagon Reviews
If they could make "The Octagon" more like a B-movie and lessen the seriousness of things, it could at least be better.
"The Octagon" is a standard Chuck Norris martial arts actioneer and one of his classic 80īs movies that propelled him into stardom. Heīs as wooden as he can be delivering his lines with not much emotional value. The action sequences are very 80īs in the setup, meaning everything has a stuntman label on it. Itīs cartoon violence and you only miss the speech bubbles. The script and editing leaves all sorts of things to wish for, but then again this is a B-movie action flick from 1980, you canīt ask for too much. I do love the whispering voice over from Norris, posing as his inner thoughts. : ) However, "The Octagon" is merely a nostalgic action trip in 2013.
"They wern't terrorists, they were ninja."-Scott James (Chuck Norris)
Ninjas are cool, I some day wish to become a master ninja, but I dislike ninjas who can be taken down it two moves or be shot.
Pass, unless you have buddies to poke fun at it with, or you are more of a fan than I appear to be.