a decade of zanity

Friday, March 2, 2007

Let off some steam, Bennett.

Title: Commando (1985)

The 80's were good for the future California governor. This is Arnold Schwarzenegger's 3rd entry in my website and linking to him was not that hard. I have a few more in mind.

By the time Arnold made "Commando", he was becoming a household name, and his movies were a must-see for adrenalin rush. I recall conversations with my college buddies who kept track of the body count. It was all in good fun.

We're also seeing Vernon Wells for the 3rd time in this website. He was in "The Road Warrior" and "Weird Science". Apparently, Vernon Wells built up a small following in playing the role Bennett, John Matrix's main adversary, and ex-military comrade who harbored bad feelings. Is it just me or does Bennett look like Freddy Mercury of Queen? You judge.

We are also seeing a very young Alyssa Milano as Matrix's daughter and damsel-in-distress. The babe Rae Dawn Chong is the linking actor from "Color Purple."

Quotes from movie:

"You're a funny man, Sully, I like you. That's why I'm going to kill you last.",

Matrix: Remember, Sully, when I promised to kill you last?
Sully: That's right, Matrix. You did.
Matrix: I lied.

Cindy: Can you tell me what this is all about?
Matrix: Yeah! A guy I trusted for years wants me dead.
Cindy: That's understandable - I've only known you for five minutes and I want you dead, too.

They offered me a hundred grand. You want to know something? When I found out I could get my hands on you, I said I'd do it for nothing.

Bennett: John! How's your arm John?
Matrix: Come over and find out!
Bennett: No thanks, I think I'll take a pass. John, stick your head out, one shot, right between the eyes, I'll make it quick, just for old time sake.

"Come on Bennett, throw away the chicken shit gun, you don't just want to pull the trigger, you want to put the knife in me, and look me in the eye, and see whats going on in there when you turn it, thats what you want to do, right?

"Don't disturb my friend, he's dead tired."

Cindy: What happened to Sully?
Matrix: I let him go.

Gen. Kirby: Leave anything for us?
Matrix: Just bodies"

"I don't have to try. When Matrix finishes the job, he'll be back for his daughter. Now whether she's alive or dead doesn't matter. Then he'll be after you. Now the only thing between Matrix and you, is me."
"John, I'm not going to shoot you between the eyes. I'm going to shoot you between the balls."

Scene clips:

The scene when John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) was arming himself to get his daughter. He was strapping all kinds of guns, ammos, and grenades on his person. Classic scene, very macho 80's.

For more on "Commando", you may visit www.commandofans.com.

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Tawnya Shields said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Wow! Your blog is awesome! I love 80's films. Totally!
I will make a point of stopping by again.

Cora said...

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