2 August 2011 | lost-in-limbo
"There's a reason for police procedures".
Solider Kelly is back. First he took on backwoods hillbillies and then it was drug pushers, but now its punk bikers he's waging war against. You know what else is there to do, when you constantly get put on suspension. The third entry was a vast improvement over the stupidly poor original, although I've to yet to watch the first sequel. That's not saying that this one isn't any less silly, because it has its bases cover. However it tends to be better-made, merciless and playing up its tongue-in-cheek vibe. Lorenzo Lamas in the title role is looking even more comfortable, balancing the martial arts and with rapid-fire wisecracks. Like the hilariously bad-ass opening café robbery sequence, which sees Solider being suspended for the methods he used to do his job. It wasn't by the book, but justice was served
his way "It's up to them if they wanna die". Because of this he gets the attention of some parents, who offer him a job to take revenge on a gang of outlaw bikers called Hell's Furies that kidnapped their daughter months ago where they treated her like a piece of meat. She was constantly raped and drugged, which left her in a vegetable state. So without the law on his side, he seeks help from a Private investigator / former biker friend Cowboy in tracking down this biker gang.
Low-crack, but enjoyably macho, pumped-up and over-the-top exploitative b-grade action joint that's economically directed. Where I found it hard not to like. There's a reckless formula to it all, as it has snake eater written all over it. Bar room brawls, smart-ass jibs, profane dialogues, beer sculling, low-brow sleaze, pulpy violence, unfathomable actions, exaggerated villains and you got it
elaborate booby traps. Everything about has a sense of humour to it. The funny thing is, after ridding the earth of these bikers. The girl is magically cured. No more scars and giving herself to any nearby male ("don't you wanna f**k me?")
She's sane. Only if things could be that easy. The performances are spot on. Minor Mustain stolidly wry turn suited his Cowboy character and made for good chemistry. Tracy Cook plays soldier's love interest. Then for the bikers is man-made-mountain wrestler Scott "Bam Bam" Bigelow and a mean Chris Benson as the leader of the pack. Also appearing is Walker Boone as Soldier's police Ltd.
"Who the hell is Hulk Hogan?"