Thursday, May 05, 2011

collateral damage

i'll show you collateral damage...


when his wife and child are murdered by claudio (cliff curtis), a colombian terrorist, and those pencil pushing government types aren't going to do squat, gordy brewer (arnold schwarzenegger) sets off to colombia to take revenge...

if i was being kind, i would suggest that the fact this film was originally scheduled to come out in early october 2001, but the events of september 11th meant that some big changes were deemed necessary by the producers, might have had some impact on its quality. i'm not too sure though: i think this was always going to be a shit film.

i guess there is almost a 'so bad, it's good' vibe going on; what with arnold really showing that he has really lost it and manages to show almost no talent for acting at all and just looks like a big lug. then there's the fact that the two main colombians are played by mauri and italian actors, which doesn't really sit too well. then there's the small roles for johns leguizamo and turturro; oh, how low one stoops from time to time. oh, and the action scenes aren't even exciting.

this film is bad, bad, bad, bad bad.

the dvd is £5.99 from hmv.com

2 comments:

A. said...

Haha. I don't even think hardcore Arnie fans are big on this one. I don't even think most people remember it.

Daniel Thomas said...

yeah, it's a return to the 'raw deal' - "don't drink and bake!" - style of stupidity, but he no longer has the physique to get away with it. to be honest, i'd not heard of it and only watched it because my sister-in-law is a huge arnie fan and i'm currently staying with her and my bro.

for the record; she loved it...