Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Cinema Cycle - Street Fighter


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)

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DATE: 12/10/2014


FORMAT: LaserDisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 42 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 23.9 Miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 833 Miles

SYNOPSIS: A commando unit seeks to liberate hostages held by an evil dictator before he murders them.  Based on a popular video game created by CAPCOM back in the 1980s.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Cliche, simplistic plot line, simplistic acting.  It is always funny to see how screenwriters give a back story to the characters that were created in a video game.

PROS AND CONS: Another of the films that I would never watch if not for being popped out by my random media list generator.  Actually not a bad film, in a Saturday morning cartoonish sort of way.  The whole production is so campy that it really can’t be taken seriously.  

The acting is usually pretty bad.  Jean Claude Van Damne is fun to watch, but could not act his way out of a paper bag.  Sadly, this was Raul Julia’s last film before he died.  You can tell that he is just eating up the scenery in this film with is over the top portrayal of General Bison.  

One of the more entertaining aspects of films such as this, is that well known actors have to get their start somewhere, and there are several in this film that I recognized from more successful work that they did after this film.  Most notably was Ming-Na and Kylie Minoque, a well known Australian pop star who never really caught on in the states.  

To read an overview of this project, check out the initial post for this series.

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.

The summary of the project and a glimpse of what is coming up next can be found on my public LaserDisc spreadsheet.