I can check how many Norris movies are about Commando on my chart of all movies I've seen ranked from best to worst, and I guarantee you there will be at least 5.
I actually thought I remembered reading some ret-con where they claimed that they made it so absurd on purpose as some kind of statement, a satire that maybe I could laugh along with, but after doing some more reading apparently that is not the case, apparently this is just the movie they were tryin...
This is a movie for intellectuals, see.) A lot of '80s action movies have a strain a homoeroticism with their hardbody heroes but also a strain of homophobia in their use of stereotypes and slurs, but this one seems almost deliberately confrontational in this respect.
Old school action movies were the best at delivering their final showdowns, and Commando certainly doesn't disappoint.
Deer, Dogs, Fishing, Ice Cream, I don't think I've ever seen a movie that's spent as much attention on the male protagonist's body as the carnage that body causes.
There are certainly much better films in Arnie's resume (Terminator, Terminator 2, Total Recall) and I also think that in terms of cheesy, pun-heavy efforts there are films more deserving of the cult following that Commando has acquired over the years; The Running Man for example.
by Sexy Celebrity
Other times, it's on fire, such as during the scene where Arnold Schwarzenegger kills a black pimp on a plane and then escapes from it before it takes off (the plane that is, not the black pimp gone all zombie.) After an opening sequence involving bad guys killing off a bunch of army guys who are t...
by The Rodent
The cheese factor involved gives the film a very comicbook style to the violence and louder action scenes and the one liners that Arnie spouts off in quick succession are pretty much the benchmark for all of his other tongue-in-cheek movies that followed.
Commando is a very personal favourite, mainly becuase of the fact that it is one of the movies that made me LOVE movies.