80's action movie with Arnie spewing more Bond one liners then you can count as he is put on a sadistic gameshow to fight for his life in a dystopion future. Entertaining for sure with it's warning about media control in our lives thrown in for good measure but the finale is overlayed with a feel good ending even though nothing has really changed for the better.
Ahh Arnold, corny and campy 80's action movies aren't quite the same without you or Sly or even Dolph hanging around and this one about a violent game show which puts prisoners through a gauntlet of killers for prizes and freedom is right in the middle. Arnie is Ben Richards a cop in a dystopian future who after refusing to machine gun a hungry mob is taken into custody by his military supieriors and sentanced to a labor prison. After escaping with members … more
Much like the other Schwarzenegger movie Commando (1985), this is a fine example of a "feel good" action movie. If you're having a bad day, this movie will cheer you up. The 80's interpretation of the future is worth a good chuckle, and the action and one-liners really make it feel at home with other 80's action films.
Born in Wausau Wisconsin. Move at an early age to Ventura California and lived for 8 years. Growing up in a big city landscape didn't prepare me for my next move: Archbold Ohio with a population of … more
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