With strong line delivery, good looks and muscles that I’m betting are only that big because they need to hold in his sky-high levels of charm, Carl Weathers seems like the perfect action movie leading man.
Unfortunately despite some ridiculous moves and some cheestastic dialogue, the story completely dies in the middle, whilst the ‘sidekicks’ are annoying. It also spends too long on a romance and drugs subplot that feel tacked on.
You can play ‘spot the 80’s action hero character actor’ though. Great fun.
Is Carl Weathers the biggest missed opportunity in action movie history? I think so.