Saturday, August 6, 2016

Cinema Cycle - Beyond Justice



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


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DATE REVIEWED: 06/07/2916




FORMAT: LaserDisc


TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 47 minutes


DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 24.8 miles


TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 4898.2 miles


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SYNOPSIS: A wealthy mother hires a mercenary to retrieve her kidnapped son.


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CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Formulaic shoot-em up that is surprisingly unbelievable.   


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PROS AND CONS:  Made when Rutger Hauer was a box office draw and Carol Alt was a hot runway model.  Let's mix them all up and create a modern day Spaghetti Western with Muslims as the bad guys, Ennio Morricone penning the musical score and Silvio Berlusconi (ex-Italian President) as producer.


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The plot is predictable to a point where it is almost boring to watch.  The romantic relationship between Alt and Hauer seems awfully forced.  And, Omar Shariff does his best to make the whole thing not laughable.  


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Near the beginning of the film, when Hauer is discussing his ‘fee’ he adds that he will need an additional $15,000 for each person they might have to kill in order to get her son back.  Alt owes Hauer at least $900,000 by the end of the film.  



To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  


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.