Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne, Benjamin Bratt,
Bob Gunton, Glenn Shadix
1993, 113 Minutes, Directed
by Marco Brambilla
Description:1993 movie about an ex-cop (Stallone) freed from 36 years of forced
hibernation to help catch a criminal (Wesley Snipes) who released himself
from a similar incarceration. The futuristic story finds Los Angeles a sea
of Taco Bells and enforced peace, and within that satiric overview
Stallone's character becomes a gun-toting fish out of water.
is surprisingly good in this fast, funny and violent futuristic action film about two
convicts (the one good, the other bad) freed from suspended animation to wreak all kinds
of mayhem in a politically correct Los Angeles of the future. Mind you, Snipes (as Sly's
bad guy opponent) still steals the show.
While more could have been
done on the satire side of things, this film is still one of the better Stallone films
made. It actually shows that he can star in worth-while movies and not just misconceived
duds like Judge Dredd! Also, watch out for Sandra Bullock in a
role she took before Speed jettisoned her to world-wide fame and recognition.
Man offers enough action and laughs for any action movie junkie .
Sci-Fi Movie Page Pick:Violent and funny actioner . . .
Fancy lots of
explosions? You've got that and a screenplay that slyly makes digs at the type of
macho character usually played by Sylvester Stallone . . .