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.
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.
Even though I feel, at its core, the picture's a piece of crap, I never get tired of watching it, flaws and all.
If only the film had been as effective as its creepy score.