Collateral Damage

A Film Review By Jason L. King

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Directed By: Andrew Davis
Rated: Rated R for violence and some language

Final Grade:

When firefighter Gordon Brewer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) loses his family due to a bombing that he witnessed he decides to try and bring the terrorist responsible, a man by the name of Claudio “The Wolf” Perrini to justice. However when the law tells him it is out of their hands, and Brewer feels that the proceedings are going to slow, he decides to take matters into his own hands. His journey takes him into the Colombian jungles and into a ring of terrorism and danger that he could never imagine. Haunted by the death of his family, Brewer vows that nothing will stop him to bringing his family’s killers to justice. This is just another standard role for Arnold, just this time fighting Colombian Terrorists. All the way through you hope and pray to see the Schwatrzenegger from the past, and relive moments of Predator or Total Recall or even Terminator, yet somehow you never see him as much more than Jingle all the Way or Last Action Hero Schwartzenegger. If that doesn’t make sense to you, I’m trying to say its becoming fairly obvious that He is an old man that is on a downward spiral yet still trying to crank out action movies that are plotless and something that should not be produced. I will say however, it was not bad, possibly because I watched it directly after Rollerball, but I would go as far as saying it was worth watching. The strange plot twist in the end put a little more excitement into the whole film and makes you actually appreciate it a little more. And if all of that isn’t good enough for you, you get to see one of those famous Schwartzenegger out running a fireball scenes in a way that only he could do. So check it out if you’ve got a love for Schwartzenegger, there can’t be very many more movies where he outruns fireballs; soon he will be out wheeling them in his wheel chair. If you’re not a big Arnold fan just accept it as a movie and leave it off you list of things that you desperately have to see.

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