DIRECTOR: Marco Brambilla
NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION
May Contain Spoilers!
Will we be adding this to our collection? MAYBE
Surly everybody remembers Demolition Man? I would hardly classify it as a classic but for those who remember the golden era of Hollywood action film from the late 80’s, early 90’s, then this (comedy) thriller, in which Silvester Stallone is frozen in the 1990’s and thawed out in 2038 in order to catch his nemesis, who was ALSO cryogenically frozen, should surly hold a small place in your heart, if not at least, your memory!
But in the end, there’s nothing remarkable about this, though it is a nice look at an era of film making in which former giants such as Stallone and Schwarzenegger reigned supreme, and their names were attached to any and every project, turning the simplest thriller into a blood bath that even you MUM stood a chance of recommending. The likes of Total Recall spring to mind, a film that besides it’s PG-13 (12a) remake which is due for release this August, would never have been considered for such a strong rating these days (18).
But Demolition Man is actually quite charming, amusing and enjoyable to watch. Nothing weighty is going on here, as the complex philosophising about waking up 42 years later into a new world or the nature of civil engineering is glossed over and boiled to down to eating ‘Rat Burgers’ and Stallone attempting to bring back the physical act of sex!
Sandra Bullock was quite good here as well, back in the days when she was a fun tomboy, rather than the pretentious Oscar winner which she is today. But in the end, this is a great movie to watch late at night with a few beers and some good mates, which is quite good really, as this is the time slot often chosen by TV stations to show it.