Arnold Schwarzenegger (Conan the
Barbarian and The Terminator) returns on Blu-ray, courtesy of Warner
Bros in a rather stock standard action movie that Mr. Schwarzenegger
is known for.
With over the top action and acting, it’s a shame that
Arnold Schwarzenegger has gone into politics because action movies
are generally lacking that memorable Austrian with his bad
one-liners that made him a superstar of the 80’s and 90.
Arnold plays John Kruger who erases identities and places people
into witness protection programs by staging their death and creating
a new life for them. Unfortunately for Kruger, his luck is about to
run out when he is given the task of protecting Lee Cullen (Vanessa
Williams) who has in-depth knowledge of a corrupt multinational
This knowledge involves the production of highly powerful
weapons which are being sold to nefarious individuals and terrorists
groups and to compound the situation, Kruger’s partner, U.S. Marshal
Robert Deguerin (James Caan) has been paid by this company to
eliminate not only Cullen but also his partner of many years.
here the action starts in this roller coaster action movie that also
stars James Coburn and James Cromwell (Babe) in this clichéd movie
that is entertaining from start to finish. The one-liner about the
alligator that Kruger kills “You’re luggage!” is a classic and interestingly
enough, the movie is matched by some great special effects without
too much use of blue screens and computer generated images.
video quality on Blu-ray features sharp images and vibrant colours
that although looks impressive on Blu-ray, it cannot be compared to
the features of today. The audio also uses Dolby TrueHD 5.1 which
sounds phenomenal and goes hand in hand with video and the story.
It may not be the best Arnold
Schwarzenegger movie, however it still delivers heavy action and
some great Arnold moments!
Unfortunately he won't be back!