A fine example of an action movie that played a whole lot better when I first watched it on HBO as an eleven-year-old in 1981. Watching it as an adult, I found it a bit dry and talky, but still entertaining. https://youtu.be/mZuzqwBxi3M Some Chuck Norris fans go more for his mid-to-late '80s Cannon flicks. … Continue reading Homemade FAKE Criterion Of The Week
Despite the film's humor, I don't view it so much as an entertainment, but as a stark depiction of the escalating cost of poor decisions. Joe's a cautionary tale about how NOT to behave.
Peaked at #17 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, July 28th, 1984. https://youtu.be/KSCaZ3v9Pfk Interesting write-up on the making of the album: http://ultimateclassicrock.com/whitesnake-slide-it-in/
Others testified that Van Damme had been warned, on multiple occasions, by the director and others to quit making contact during fight scenes, but that he continued to do so.
Currently available for viewing on Netflix, this seems to be a love-it-or-hate-it movie with viewers. Even critics were polarized.
If the project was worth the actor's while, it must have merit, my reasoning went. Guided by that rationale, I sat through so much garbage.
Peaked at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100, July 30th, 1983.