Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as retired Colonel John Matrix. The ex-head of a special commando strike team, he's forced back into action when his daughter (Alyssa Milano) is kidnapped. With the help of a feisty stewardess (Rae Dawn Chong), Matrix has only a few hours to overcome his greatest challenge: finding his daughter before she gets killed.
Bad script, awful acting, ludicrous story, bad one-liners - but you might enjoy it :)
- Commando review by RP
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Plenty of throbbing, glistening muscles, crash-bang-wallop, gunfire and general mayhem in this truly awful Arnie vehicle. Bad script, awful acting, ludicrous story, terrible accents, bad one-liners - yet if action films are your thing, you may just enjoy this,
Arnie plays Col John Matrix, a retired super-secret commando sort of man, living alone with his daughter in the California hills. Then his daughter is kidnapped in an attempt to get him to foment a revolution in some dodgy South American banana republic and Arnie has 11 hours to get her back. Cue much mayhem and general silliness, a high body count (80+ at a guess) - but Arnie comes through with minor scratches.
The 'acting' is pathetic and the idea that some USAnian elite fighting force would be populated by a psychotic Aussie and led by an inarticulate Austrian is just silly - but then Arnie did become Governor of California, so what do I know? It also looks very dated.
Having said all that, I have seen a great deal worse so I'll give it 2/5 stars.