Hard Target (1993)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

 
PROS –
1) A criminal organization that arranges human hunting as a sport for wealthy individuals messed up this time with the wrong person. Huge explosions, stylish gunfights, slow-motion action scenes, doves, round-house kicks, and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Its John Woo in all it’s glory.
2) The entire action sequence with the bike chase is probably one of the best action scene in John Woo library.

 

 
CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Chance Boudreaux: Hunting season… is over.

Death Warrant (1990)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) The entire movie was built-up for that boss-fight with The Sandman
2) A prison with illegal organ harvesting. The plot is promising with colorful characters like Sandman, Priest, Hawkins, etc.

 
CONS –
1) Mediocre screenplay ruining a good plot.

 
QUOTE –
Priest: You Make A Deal With The Priest… It’s for keeps!

Timecop (1994)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Van Damme in his prime
2) Opening Civil War sequence – very promising plot but not exploited

 

Cons –

 

1) A JCVD films but hardly any good action sequence – one time watch
2) Ron Silver as Sen. Aaron McComb – discount Hans Gruber

 

 

 

Quote –

 

McComb: Elections are won with television. You don’t need the press, you don’t need endorsements, you don’t even need the truth. You need money.

Kickboxer (1989)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) A JCVD epic ! A cult-classic must-watch.
2) Michel Qissi as Tong Po
3) Climactic boss fight. One of the most epic fight in movie history.

 
Cons –

 

1) Cliched predicatable revenge story

 
Quote –

 

Tong Po: You bleed like Mylee. Mylee… good FUCK!

Last Action Hero (1993)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

Verdict – 3/5

 
Pros –

1) A John McTiernan all-time classic
2) Star-Cast: Anthony Quinn, Art Carney, Charles Dance and many more.
3) Meaningful cameos especially Ian McKellen as Death & Humphrey Bogart.

 
Cons –

1) A satire on itself.

 

 
Quote –
Jack Slater: Big mistake!