Rae Dawn Chong, as flight attendant Cindy, finds herself pressed into the role of Matrix's sidekick and potential romantic interest. She has some comic lines commenting on the action along the way. She also happens to have the right car and the right skills to aid the plot at key points.
Vernon Wells as arch villain Bennet, Dan Hedaya as the leader of the bad guys, Arius, and David Patrick Kelly as Sully are all fine villains and each added a lot to this movie. I loved seeing Bill Duke as Cooke. He has a great fight seen in this movie and is one of the best things in Predator. Fine actor and powerful screen presence. The daughter, Jenny Matrix, is played very effectively by Alyssa Milano who has gone on to have an active career in show business. Good for her!
This isn't a great movie and many of the elements here are done better in "True Lies", but Arnold is young and strong here with lots of guns, explosions, and action. If you like that kind of thing, then this is a pretty fun time.
Matrix(Schwarzennegger) is an elite retired Army Commando. He lives in a solitary town with his daughter Jenny.(Milano) A dictator has hired one of Matrix's former men Bennett(Wells) capture Jenny. The dictator Arius(Hedya) was taken out of power by Matirx. He now wants Matrix to kill the President of his country in 12 hours or they will kill his daughter. With the help of Cindy(Chong) Matrix must hurry or his daughter will die.
First of all you never threaten any character played by Arnold and especially a direct family member. That's an instant indicator that you know there is going to be some awesome payback. It will be swift and hard.
Arnold is awesome in this film. He really mows throw the bad guys in this one. He kills over a hundred in this movie. It has a ton of action in it for a 90 minute film and is one of the more violent movies he's done.
I can't stand Rae Dawn Chong who plays Cindy in the film. She is so horrible. What were they thinking when they casted her in this movie. She is a horrible heroine. It was very common in Arnold's movies in the 80's that they put horrible unattractive woman who stared along side him. This one is a great example of it. Not all of his movies, but Commando sure does. The only thing that makes her standable in the film is the great one liners she gets.
The one liners are great in this film. There are so many that you will never forget. Everybody has the one liners too. The writers did a great job making that the only good part of the script.
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The movie starts out with an excellent montage of Arnold being a good father. His daughter offers him ice cream, and he licks it, and she pushes it into his face! And then Arnold's like, "Dah, you trick Arnold? For that you die!" and she's like, "No, dad, I'm your daughter. You love me." And he laughs, and she laughs, and he eats her. Actually, that didn't happen, which doesn't stop the movie from being excellent.
Oh man, there's this one great part where Arnold fights a guy in a motel and he knocks him through a wall, and on the other side, a couple is doing it. It! And Arnold's like, "Dah, I can see your how do you do's," and then he beats the sandwich out of the guy.
This is also the one in which Arnold goes to an island terrorist base and excitement and hilarity ensues. Then he fights Jessie "The Body" Ventura and impales him with a pipe, and steam comes out! Steam! And Arnold says something really funny after that, but I don't remember what. All I remember is how great this movie is. It's on TV a lot, but there are all of those annoying commercials. So I recommend buying it. Look around; I got it at a pharmacy for 6$ and it's a purchase I definitely don't regret.
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