Commando

Commando

DVD - 2007
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Colonel John Matrix is retired from the army. He lives in the mountains of California with his daughter Jenny. Jenny is kidnapped by Bennett, one of John's former soldiers. Bennet's boss, exiled Latin American dictator Arius, demands that John assassinate the president of Arius's country so Arius can reinstate himself as dictator. John is put on a southbound airplane with a guard, but before the airplane can take off, John snaps the guard's neck, jumps off of the airplane, and sets out to locate Jenny. While John is tracking down Arius and Bennett, John enlists the help of a young woman named Cindy. As John and Cindy close in on the island where Jenny is being held, they are confronted by an army of men who work for Arius and Bennett. John is willing to do anything to rescue Jenny, even if he has to start World War III by himself.

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benjithegreat
Apr 20, 2019

This is Arnold at his most Arnold - the quips - the oiled flexing - the ridiculous odds - the superhero qualities - the "wait, what story?" - the shooting, shooting and more shooting... Love it or hate it, this one's got it all. If someone were to ask "What were action movies like in the 80's?", I'd say look no further.

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reginator_22
Jan 22, 2018

Arnold is just killing people in this movie...straight up gun porn!

NightGoat72 Feb 23, 2014

One of the great examples of true genre perfection. All the elements are arranged immaculately here. The violence is brutal, but it never turns ugly. The one-liners are hilarious, but never too self-conscious. The pace never drags. The protagonist never compromises.

One of the best movies ever made. I feel sorry for anyone who can't appreciate its genius.

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