No list of the greatest action movie stars of all time would be complete without mentioning them. Arnold SchwarzeneggerBeyond his inherent charisma and physicality, Schwarzenegger is surprisingly versatile in the kinds of action projects he’s starred in. No, he’s not necessarily an actor for whom the word “depth” comes to mind, but Schwarzenegger is unlikely to play the exact same character over and over again. once again. Schwarzenegger creates excitement among viewers, whether he’s taking things seriously, making fun of his popularity, or working within the confines of his sci-fi narrative that’s complicated. But he’s never been more brutal and effective than his 1985 action classic. command.
command It’s the most streamlined of Schwarzenegger’s films because it’s the one that relies on him the most. terminator Movies work because James CameronA complex myth and commentary on technological oppression. predator teeth John McTiernanA grim reimagining of the Vietnam War through the eyes of helpless soldiers in unfriendly terrain. true lie Schwarzenegger is Jamie Lee Curtis; conan the barbarian It was a simpler medieval epic. command These additional complications are absent, as the plot is nearly indistinguishable from the dozens of other action thrillers that precede and follow it.
Yet this is exactly why command It works very well. Centering on other stars, the film falls apart in lack of nuance. But that simplicity allowed Schwarzenegger to show every aspect of his personality and the contradictions inherent in his persona. was also a father. His brutality is frightening, but his sincerity is strangely charming. He seems to have little awareness of how trite the material is, but it still works. command It may not be the best film Schwarzenegger has starred in, but it’s the purest distillation of his skill.
Schwarzenegger gives genuine honesty
Schwarzenegger stars as Colonel John Matrix, a veteran who now lives in the country with his loving daughter, Jenny (and has some animal friends).Alyssa Milano). The opening sequence, which shows The Matrix and Jenny bonding and caring for animals, is sickeningly sweet, suggesting that this melodrama eventually gives way to elaborate outbursts of violence. At this point in Schwarzenegger’s career, his audience knew what to expect from his films. It’s humorous to see him cast as a gentle giant when we know it won’t take long for him to start blowing away bad guys.
Schwarzenegger has a sincerity that most modern action stars lack.Characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe fast and furious Movies tend to insert self-aware jokes that reflect the implausibility of the scenario, but Schwarzenegger plays even the dumbest moments completely straight. increase. Schwarzenegger doesn’t think he’s “above” the material. Because of this, Jenny’s kidnapping by a team of mercenaries led by Matrix’s former teammate Captain Bennettvernon wells) is an effective provocative incident that draws the viewer into the story.
creative and ethical hero
command Keeping the exposition light, it doesn’t take long to figure out the difference between The Matrix and Bennett. This makes sense based on everything we saw of him early on in him relentlessly attacking the Matrix house and prying open his screaming daughter. Oddly enough, this allows audiences to justify how much they’ll enjoy Schwarzenegger’s upcoming vendetta trail. He resists every chance to take action and only resorts to violence against the “bad guys”.Lack of political specificity certainly command More digestible than contemporaneous action films Rambo: First Blood Part II.
in 90 minutes, command It progresses at a subtle pace around several key action sequences, each unique. An airport sequence in which The Matrix escapes captivity and seeks the help of flight attendant Cindy (Ray Dawn Chong) is not just focused on shootouts. Matrix outsmarts his opponents and preys on their lack of preparation, showing that his training prepares him for any environment. Schwarzenegger’s insistence that it’s all about his daughter attracts Cindy to him, adding new dynamics to the story that eventually leads to an idealized “nuclear family.” increase. Everything moves so fast that it doesn’t even bother to think how ridiculous it is for a flight attendant to fall in love with a ruthless mercenary and join a quest to destroy a militia villa.
The final set, in which the Matrix comes to rescue her daughter, is absolutely electrifying. The battle with Bennett’s men doesn’t last long, but Schwarzenegger gets a chance to show off all the tools at his disposal. Not only is Bennett his most impressive physical opponent, he’s completely morally opposite.
His standoff with Bennett is kept in a confined space, with steam boiling in the background, compared to the vast space of the island where The Matrix defeats the mercenaries. , hand-to-hand combat feels much more personal and brutal than elaborate gunfights. You can’t beat Bennett without providing
Reuniting with Jenny returns to the goofy, heartwarming nature of the opening. In a cheesy way, this experience only brings them closer together. Now Jenny has a mother figure in Cindy and knows she deserves a father’s love. It’s easy to laugh it off and dismiss it as sarcasm. He tells his former employer, Major General Franklin Kirby,James Olson), saying there was “no possibility” of him returning to public duty.
command It’s emotionally manipulative, overly violent, full of plot holes, and frankly one-note.In other words, it’s a movie that only someone like Schwarzenegger can turn into a classic. James HornerSeeing Schwarzenegger rush into battle to save an innocent child from danger makes for a strong score. A showcase of how unique his talent is.