lördag 12 juli 2014


I'm going to ask a bunch of questions and I want to have them answered immediately.

Come on, dont tell me you dont know what movie this quote is from? This is of course from Kindergarten Cop, when Arnold Schwarznegger were chasing a murderer, while going undercover as a kindergarten teacher. This may not have been a highlight in his long motion picture career, but there are so many classic quotes in many of his films, you have to name at least one of them. Talking about Arnold, ever since he came back with The Last Stand ( in 2013, after a 10 year break from the movie industry ), the action genre have changed in todays socieity. What used to be popular in the 80´s and in the 90´s have not done well at the box office, just look at Bullet To The Head with Sylvester Stallone. This was his biggest box office bomb in almost his whole career. Thankfully, Schwarznegger and Stallone both became popular in The Expendables 1 & 2, who both did really well at the box office, but when they make films on their own, the numbers change quickly. I suppose the audience don´t want to see legendary action heroes as much as they used to. Personally i enjoyed both The Last Stand and Bullet To The Head. I think we need old school action films in cinemas, not only because it is nostalgia, but also because this is real entertainment. Sabotage is the latest Schwarzenegger action motion picture, that seems to keep the image of a tough Arnold alive. Is this perhaps the action movie that fans of Arnie hoped for, or is he too old to do this ?

John "Breacher" Wharton ( Arnold Schwarzenegger ) is the leader of an elite team of DEA agents from the Special Ops Division. While John and his team do a raid in a cartel house, they manage to wipeout armed arabic criminals. The plan is to steal as much money as they possibly can, and hide it underneath a toilet pipe. But while they try and steal most of the money, " Smoke " Jennings ( Mark Schlegel ) is killed by an unexpected shooter. The pressure is on, and the team need to get out of there. " Smoke " is dead, while the rest of the team survive. As they go into the sewer to get the money they hided, it seems that all of it is gone. The DEA team superior Floyd Demel ( Martin Donavan ), find out the money is gone, and suspend the whole team for months. John is now faced to take a long break, and do office work. Since there is no evidence, that anyone in John´s team took the money, they are ordered to return as a team again. One night after the whole gang celebrate at a local strip club, Tom "Pyro" Roberts ( Max Martini ) is locked inside his trailer, that have been placed on a train track. Toms trailer is rammed, and Tom is completely torn into pieces.  Investigator Caroline Brentwood ( Olivia Williams ) and her partner Darious Jackson ( Harold Perrineau ), are told to solve this case. When more of the team members are in danger, John realise this could be the cartel who are seeking revenge. But is this the real truth ? 

About a month ago, i went on a cruise ship vacation on Cinderella. There on stage, was a band called Framed. This band is one of the 2000 other dansbands musicians, that we want to be destroyed. In fact, at that moment, i dreamed that Schwarzenegger would show up in this boat, and wipe the whole band out with a grenade launcher.....wow, such a beautiful dream this is. Sabotage is an action film, that remind me of the 1990 motion picture Navy Seals, with a very young Charlie Sheen on a mission in the middle east. The difference with Sabotage is that this team of DEA agents are located in America only, and don´t do the same jobs as Navy Seals. There are lots of shootings, even some fight scenes, and dialogue written in 30 minutes. So if you are looking for an intelligent film, you have come to the wrong place. On the other hand, if you simply want to see action with lots of violence, like back in the days of the 90´s, i have a feeling Sabotage might fit your taste. There is nothing original here at all, but that does not really matter. This is pure action, and for that reason i feel Sabotage deliver enough to make a cozy night in your couch. Arnold act like he always does, and even if you can tell he is getting old, he still manage to stay fit for his age. If there is one problem with Sabotage, i would say that director David Ayer have focused too much on big guns, and not developed the characters enough. Look at the classic Predator from 1987, all of those military characters had great chemistry, while here just a few manage to show some feelings. Besides from this i would say this is an action film, for all of us who grew up watching Schwarzenegger kicking ass in many of his classics. Not one of his best, but good enough to give you a good time.

Rating: DDD

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