Did it ever happen in your life that you've seen such a beautiful movie, such a perfect piece of art, such an unbelievable example of man-made splendor, such a gorgeous masterpiece that it hurt your eyes? Well, I did. And it wasn't the Schindler's List or the Lord of the Rings. No, it was the BEST action movie ever made. The BEST interpretation of the Governator. The BEST explosions. The BEST one-liners. The BEST plot. And the BEST tag-line. This movie is like the Art of Japanese gardening. Simple and beautiful. Balanced. Proportioned. There's just the right amount of <more>
everything. And there is just about everything that should go into an action movie: car chases, explosions, drug-lords, sex, an invincible hero, sitting-duck-like enemies, humor, knife duels, fist fights, rocket launchers, blood, death, bullets, glass, pectorals, muscles, some more muscles, explosions and more explosions. You need more? It's got Arnold. Need more? It's got Arnold with a sense of humor. Still more? It's got Arnold with a sense of humor and a rocket launcher. Put these three elements together and try to guess what happens. Destruction. On a mass scale. I won't give away the plot, because it is too intricate and surprising. Basically it is Arnie on a mission to save his daughter. That's about it. But what is important is not the fact that Arnie will save his daughter, but HOW will he save his daughter. Oh, are you saying that The Matrix is the best action movie of all time? Does The Matrix have Arnold Schwarzenegger? NO. Does Commando have the Matrix? YES. JOHN MATRIX, in fact. Oh, so you are saying that Neo dodges bullets? John Matrix doesn't need to. He is bulletproof. He eats bullets for breakfast. Need more proof? I thought so... I gave this Caravaggio painted on celluloid a 10 only because IMDb doesn't go to 11. This movie is so eye-blindingly beautiful I can't find the words to properly end my commentary and render justice to this cinematic masterpiece. So I will just use the movie's tag-line: Somewhere... somehow... someone's going to pay!
One of my all-time favorite movies (by Chromium_5)
This is by far one of the greatest movies of the century. I can't believe what an awesome movie it is. It has no morals, no lessons to teach, no political statements, no coherence, and no sense whatsoever. When Schwarzeneggar's beloved daughter is kidnapped by a psychotic dictator, he doesn't try to reason with the bad guys or take precautions like most action heroes would. He just goes bonkers and starts killing everyone in sight. The movie is packed with fantastic scenes such as Arnie crashing a car at about 80 mph, without a seatbelt, and being perfectly fine, Arnie tearing a <more>
phone booth out of a wall, Arnie punching a guy through a wall, etc. It's gloriously entertaining.Also, despite his reputation for bad acting, he delivers all his lines with perfect comic timing "Let off some steam, Bennett" . Bennett is also a great character, but no match for Arnold. You'd have to be completely devoid of personality to not find this at least slightly entertaining.10/10 stars. Seriously.
"Commando" is undoubtedly Arnie's best. The movie begins with John Matrix's schwarzenegger daughter alyssa milano getting kidnapped. Basically Matrix has a little over 10 hours to save his daughter from an evil dictator, and in order to get her back, he has to take on a bunch of hoodlums, corrupt ex-Green Berets, and a small army.The screenplay, by Steven E. deSouza, is a masterpiece. Granted, it's not brilliant along the lines of Shakespeare, but for an action movie, it's wonderful. Chock full of wit, deSouza never makes the mistake of having the movie take <more>
itself to seriously; he maintains an excellent balance of hardcore action while at the same time creating a lovely spoof of the action genre.The acting is exactly how it should be for a movie of this genre. I'm a little bit tired of everyone saying "Arnie can't act" "he's such a bad actor" and so on. Obviously, actors such as Anthony Hopkins and Tom Hanks are better dramatic actors, but would any of us really want to see Sir Hopkins kicking the c**p out of almost one hundred people in a movie? i think not. Schwarzenegger plays Matrix wonderfully, delivering his lines with the right amount of wit and sarcasm, and delivering his punches fairly realistically.See "Commando" if you like action movies. It won't fail to satisfy you. If, on the other hand, you are not a fan of action movies, don't expect this one to win you over.
This movie is absolutely Arnold at his finest. Let's set aside the critically acclaimed Terminator 2 for a moment. This movie has it all, including hilarious one-liners, cheesy and unrealistic action, and Arnold's charisma at its best. Not only did Arnold take out an entire militia on his own, but he also got hit by a car, had no whip lash from a car accident, and he used a banner to flawlessly swing all the way from the top floor of a 2-3 story shopping mall to the bottom like Tarzan. He flips over a phone booth with someone in it, pulls a kayak onto a beach in a speedo, and somehow <more>
gets a wild deer to eat out of his hand with his daughter next to him. I'm telling you, this movie is classic. It's so cheesy but funny and entertaining. I'm surprised at how low the IMDb rating is on a scale of 1 to 10. I mean, let's be honest, it wasn't getting an Oscar nomination. The target audience is men who want to be entertained. I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes Arnold and 80s action movies.I'm ashamed to say I didn't see this movie until 2002-2003 but I've been a lifelong Arnold fan. I'm 30 years old, so I was a late starter.
While Arnold is fighting the guy from Predator, Cindy says "I can't believe this macho bull****!". This line shows the creators know what they are doing with this film. It is packed with classic Arnie moments. The reprise of the gun shop scene from Terminator "Wrong!" , the hilarious phone box throwing scene and Sully's death scene with 5 five! one liners strung together being some of my favourites. I vaguely remember some controversy over this film when it first appeared but the comic but pacily directed action and top Arnold bits make this a must-see.
Superb Commando Movie (by asenstoyan4ev)
A Commando movie? Here it is! Wow! A great one! Just look at the tagline. A huge achievement in the "funny action movie" genre with a mind blowing budget of 10 000 000 $.a commando movieDirector Marc L. Lester known for such classics in the genre as the Stephen King's adaptation "Firestarter","Showdown in little Tokyo" and much more, has done a great job , helping Arnie to show all of his potential in this blasting roller coaster .There aren't any known names in the cast, to draw your attention off from Arnold, like for example Sharon Stone does in <more>
"Total Recall".The Plot:The plot is far from original but this is not so important, simply because only a retard would expect deep character development and story narrowing like in the "Godfather".Arnold is John Matrix, a very tough badass what do you expect and retired elite Commando who lives a peaceful live in the forest until one day several pricks kidnap his little daughter in order to blackmail him to lead a revolution and to give the power back to an evil dictator.This is a Funny Action Movie because:From the first scene in which Arnold appears, you have to be impressed by his strength and the shape of his muscles. The guy is walking in the forest and carrying a gigantic tree on his shoulder, looking like a lethal killing machine. Basically, in every scene he is beating his chest and screaming "I am the bodybuilding itself".Basically, in every scene he is beating his chest and screaming "I am the bodybuilding itself".And it really looks like Arnie is shooting the film between his chest training breaks. He's full of protein, testosterone and ready to explode. It is very funny when he is cutting woods as well, or when he is naked and playing with his beloved daughter in the river. How sweet Daddy he is! It is a bit like watching Rambo feeding little puppies.The dialogue is so hilarious and dumb that you keep thinking that some 5-year-old kid is the screenwriter. Mr. Schwarzenegger's acting is as stiff as usual, so you definitely won't be disappointed.There are plenty of ridiculous lines as well. For instance, when John Matrix promises to a bad guy that he will kill him last but he kills him before the others because of the steroids washed his brain by throwing him off of a rock, this goes like this "Remember, Matrix, when you told me that you will kill me last. " With a cold look on his rocky face, Matrix confesses "I lied!!!!!!" and throws him away. Of course, this line is shaped with a significant amount of hilarious Austrian accent.Happily, there are plenty of such lines like for example "Right? –"Wrong" as is the answer of Arnold after shooting one poor bad guy in the stomach and he dies, being probably the 345th victim of the cold-blooded Commando.The grand finale of the movie can make you feel pain in the cheeks from laughing while you are questioning yourself "How one could make such a movie and meant it to be serious?!" John Matrix is shooting with a machine gun in the dictator's quarters and kills approximately a thousand of mercenaries without even a scratch on his body.Conclusion:You need to be ashamed if you love the Arnold flicks and you've missed this one. It is one of his best and definitely worth your time if you want to make a six-pack without doing even one exercise.Go watch it and tell me what do you think about it after your laughing spasms stop! If they do.funnyactionmovies.com
Commando is in my mind the best action film out there to date, this movie was made 14 years ago and no other film can push it out of first position.The film got everything: a great looking Arnold, extremely fine music by James Horner and great settings for the action scenes. It`s a great ride of perfection when it comes to entertaining action fans. Rae Dawn Chong and Alyssa Milano gives fine performances as well.
Noisy, violent, stupid and lots of fun (by preppy-3)
Ridiculous but fun film with Arnold Schwarzenegger as a retired special agent being pulled back into action when his daughter well played by Alyssa Milano is kidnapped. To get her back he has to kill someone else.An 80s action film all the way. It's full of noisy battles, tons of gun play, loads of fistfights and a grand total of EIGHTY-ONE bloody on-screen deaths! The film works so well because it has a good, strong sense of humor and never takes itself seriously. It makes all the blood and gore seem cartoonish. The plot barrels also full speed and it's very short 88 min . Also <more>
Rae Dawn Chong whatever happened to...? is very good in a supporting role. My only complaint is that the final battle between Arnie and psycho Vernon Wells badly overacting is way too violent--even for this film. Otherwise, well worth seeing--lots of fun if you don't mind mindless, violent films like me . Gotta love any film where Chong learns to use a rocket launcher in a few seconds by reading the directions!
Remember Sully when I promised to kill you last? That's right Matrix you did. I lied!! (by baumer)
When I was growing up, I had two heroes on the big screen. One was Rambo and the other was Indiana Jones. They were two relentless characters that would never stop, never give up and their tenacity was stuff that kids or teens would swear by. When we were playing adventure games those were the two characters that always got chosen to play first. But the same year that Rambo II came out, a new hero was born. We all knew who Arnold was, he was the Terminator. But when Commando was released, one of my best friends said to me, " Hey Dan, I think this guy could take Rambo." After all <more>
Matrix says to Cook, " I eat green berets for breakfast and right now I'm very hungry!" I would maybe have to concur. Matrix was the toughest man alive until MacGyver came out . And Commando is one of the best memories that I have as a young man growing up in the 80's. Besides it being a damn fine, fun movie, it also has two other elements that began to teach me about film. First a young Bill Paxton was in it and secondly I began to notice the name Joel Silver. He is the producer extraordinaire that is the man behind hits like Die Hard, Predator, Weird Science and more recently The Matrix. Now I look for his name in the producers chair and when he is on that poster as producer, I'll run to that movie.Commando doesn't pretend to be something that it's not. The Rambo character was more into politics and it took itself a little more seriously than Commando did and that's fine. But this film is nothing but entertainment. It starts fast and violent and it ends hard and violent. You think Rambo kills a lot in Rambo, then count the bodies in this one. But it is so much fun because not only does Arnold have fun with it, but the script, as cheesy as it may seem is actually brilliant. Arnold's one liners are now a staple of his film persona and I think you can look at this film as the root of that persona. For example " Any carry on luggage? " the stewardess asks Arnold, " Just him," he replies pointing at the thug that is escorting him onto the plane. After he beats the hell out of Bill Duke he says, " We'll take Cooks car, he won't be needing it." And of course, to Bennett when they are about to fight mano a mano, "Come on Bennett, let's party!" Commando is littered with small moments like that you won't soon forget. It has stayed with me for 15 years and me and my friends rent it every now and again to laugh and cheer. If this a film that you haven't seen yet, then do so. If you haven't seen this film in quite a while, you should treat yourself to it. It is fun fun and more fun. And this is the first film that Arnold reprises his famous line " I'll be back!" So what's not to like about it?