The world has died. Civilization has collapsed, mass genocide has swept over the entire land, man turned against his fellow man...but the devastation did not end there. Just when it didn't seem like things could get any worse, a plague swept over the land leaving only a small handful of survivors to scrape their way through life. Some would call this misery, but not Fender Tremolo (Vincent Klyn) - a vicious gang leader who thrives on the destruction of the world. And he will do anything to make sure that this way of life stays the way it is. Which is his reasoning behind capturing a Cyborg named Pearl. Pearl (Dayle Haddon) is carrying vital information that will help the last remaining doctors in the world develop a cure to end the plague - she was on her way to Atlanta with the information when she was intercepted by Fender...but not before she met Gibson.
Help the ugly cyborg Gibson! You're her only hope!
Gibson Rickenbacker (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a slinger - another term for mercenary - and he was minding his own business when his path crossed with Pearl's while she was fleeing for her life from Fender and his gang. Pearl begged for Gibson's help but Gibson was overpowered by Fender and Pearl was taken by force into Fender's gang. Gibson has had his own personal vendetta against Fender that he wanted to right...but now he has even more reason to pursue the madman. Teaming up with a young woman named Nady (Deborah Richter) who desperately wants to find a cure for the plague that ripped her family away from her, the twosome begin the hunt for Fender and his men. They've got the rest of mankind's lives in their hands!
WE'RE GONNA YELL STUFF AND KICK EACH OTHER FOR HUMANITY!!!
This month has definitely been one for post-apocalyptic madness, and I have no issue with that. And while I've been enjoying the monster rig car chases of the Mad Max movies, this was a fun change of pace because it's all about human action! The stunts in this movie are excellent and DAYUM! Wham Bam Van Damme has some serious moves - apparently during the filming of this movie he actually kicked a guy's eye right out of his head! If that's not action-packed, I don't know what is! But this movie is far from serious - it has some mega cheese factors to it. The animation used to create the Cyborg character is laughable - she looks so hokey! But I can let that slide in comparison to Vincent Klyn's performance.
This guy couldn't act his way out of a paper bag...that's why he has the knife.
THIS GUY HAS TO BE THE WORST ACTOR IN THE UNIVERSE. And he's not even a real actor! Klyn is a professional surfer who apparently doesn't understand voice inflection, facial features...or how to do much else well other than holler a whole bunch. He is a laughably dopey villain and should have stuck to surfing, but I guess every village needs their idiot. Overall, this was a fun action movie that I highly recommend for those who love 90s movies with a Sci-Fi twist. Up next on my Van Damme watch list is Bloodsport - am I in for a good or a bad experience? Tell me in the comment section below!
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