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20 out of 23 people found the following review useful:
It would have made a great series., 25 June 2004
Author: Moonlit_Knight from United States
Truthfully, for a made for TV movie, it was actually pretty good. I liked the actors playing the subordinate roles. The special effects were passable since this was not a full feature film. The only problem I had was that the actress playing Viper was way, way too hammy. As for David Hasselhoff (beside the fact that it was David Hasselhoff, which I overlooked), I thought he really looked the part of a retired Nick Fury. He captured the Nick Fury mannerisms pretty well. Too bad the audience didn't give him the pass that were given to other actors from bad series (cough, Smallville, cough). I would have really liked a series made of Nick Fury. If the critics were as harsh on the Star Trek series as they were on this movie, Star Trek would never have survived. And most of the early episodes in each of the Star Trek series were far worse than this movie. Give this movie a break. We all missed out on seeing Nick Fury every week. Which is a shame because it would have only gotten better!
12 out of 12 people found the following review useful:
Solid 7, F The Fanboy's, 10 February 2009
Author: verbusen from Fahaheel, Kuwait
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
I watched this today and it was a cool flick. I saw it on Encore commercial free. It was not too tongue in cheek and had some death in it, so it wasn't A-Team excrement. To me a decent balance, it probably didn't get picked up because it had hot chicks in it and some death so they couldn't target it as family fare, and as you see here on IMDb.com, fan-boys despise this movie for some reason. I think that all comes about from a few posting things to look "cool", and a mass following so they are "cool" also. I mean, commenting on a comic book movie is never going to be cool, so I don't need to worry about that. Maybe its the newer gen of younger Marvel fans, they don't know what us middle aged fans went through and why I came up with a good rating for this film. Ever grow up watching the 60's animated Marvel shows, and that was all you could see, not something you picked up on youtube for nostalgia kicks? Ever watch the Spiderman or Captain America live action stuff that Marvel put out in the 70's, again because that's all you had? This movie is LIGHT YEARS from those POS examples. The thing that kept it all going were the comic books, I would get like 20 titles a month, it was ridiculous. A lot of it was smeg like two in ones but then there was Kirby and later Miller who I picked up as stuff from the badly used bin or was lucky enough to have been a subscriber when they made their impacts. OK so anyway, it must be cool to immediately hate Hoff but then why was there so much interest in redoing Knight Rider? Hoff was good, the FX was good, the chicks were hot, people died, Hoff got some action (implied) at the end. Compared to SCi Fi superhero series that got the green light like Robocop and Black Scorpion this one would have been really cool to watch. Too bad you fan boys spoiled it. 7 of 10, good job.
15 out of 18 people found the following review useful:
A Lot of Fun, 28 February 2000
Author: John Cage (email@example.com) from Sarasota, Florida
Sticking to the content better than the still enjoyable telefilm Generation
X, Nick Fury still provided a lot of enjoyment for fans of the comic who
to see their favorite characters brought to life. Having read the comics I
found it fun seeing Fury, Gabe Jones, Dugan (Who was never called "Dum Dum"
as he is in the comics, thank God), Quartermain, Viper and even Baron Von
Hasselhoff did a good job, playing Fury much like he is in the comics, tough as nails yet likeable. Neil Roberts was a standout as Pierce as well, and I particularly liked Fury's line after he seemingly died ("I got better"). When have comic fans not heard that.
A great film. I watched it again not too long ago, and liked it still. A lot of fun for fans and anyone who enjoys stuff that doesn't take itself too seriously.
Have a good day then.
13 out of 15 people found the following review useful:
Not a bad movie, 15 August 2007
Author: krautvaffen from Sweden
I've never been a big fan of superhero comics, but I still try to keep
an open mind about them. I have read very little but still enough about
Nick Fury, and I must say that they could have made a worse choice then
to let Hasslehoff play the title role. If you haven't read any of the
comics you will miss out on some of the stuff in the movie, but
considering it is mainly one-liners to empathize how bad of an ass Fury
is it's not much. The dialog feels pretty tame, as if the script
writers were on a very limited time and had to come up with something
quick. But the actors does a good job to take it all serious, can't
blame the actors for a bad script. There are, of course, plot holes or
just unrealistic stupidity with the plot. I think most people want more
from a villain then just "Oh I'm going to terrorize the world with my
global terrorist organization because I am evil! Did I also mention
terrorism?" which is all background story we are handed over about the
bad guys in this movie.
However, I would like to point out that Sandra Hess as the crazy evil lady villain is damn sexy and should have gone for a career of fascist sexploitation films instead, and watching this movie is worth it for her alone.
11 out of 12 people found the following review useful:
What do you expect? It aired on FOX, 5 May 2008
Author: clh-1 from Seattle, Wa
In the 1990's Marvel Comics was in something of a financial strain, and to help themselves out, they would lease the movie and television rights to their characters to whoever had cash on hand right at that moment (because $100 in your pocket is better than $10,000 in pledged money), this resulted in some tough times for the film adventures of the Marvel characters; Captain America and Punisher got direct to video adventures, the Fantastic Four film never saw the light of day, and Nick Fury and Generation X (X-Men spin off) were optioned for series by FOX. Neither one got past the pilot/TV movie stage. That said, of the pre-2000 Marvel film adaptations, Nick Fury is arguably among the best. One can never underestimate the power of the Hoff, and who could care about anything else? The plot, action, and special effects are above average for FOX TV movie, but it's not like they were out to get any Oscars or anything. Once could watch far worse, like Superman Returns.
11 out of 14 people found the following review useful:
It Was A Good Comic book rendition, 21 August 2005
Author: me_terminator_3 from Australia
This Movie Was not one of the High Budget Movies like Batman & X-men
but for it being more a B-Grade movie. Its plot was a bit Choppy but
there were many good features about Nick Fury. The Hench men were great
the "Super" Villain wanted to carry out the plans her dad wanted to
during World War 2 at any cost.
Like all good movies it had a Great action Sequences with some romance involved. Like the movies 'Escape from New York & L.A' (Which a lot of people seem to like) there is a time limit to beat. The use of futuristic style weapons (the DNA Gun has been used in other movies ie Judge Dredd), the Sprays (a bit corny but who knows with the way technology goes) and the use of cybernetics to be used a a form of trickery. Also it has some decent music to go with it.
Most of the cruddy stuff in the movie is in the dialogue. The escaping of the villain and being able to revive her dad and even make him look at least 15 years younger.
In my opinion the movie should be watched and enjoyed (ignore the dialogue) for its action sequence it ain't much different from the new James Bond Movies ie. 'Die another Day'
17 out of 26 people found the following review useful:
Absolutely phenomenal movie, 25 August 2002
Author: matthelmeo11 (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Phoenix, AZ
I couldn't agree more with the reviewer who compared the film version of Fury with Snake Plissken. This is a dead-on description of the only "great" David Hasselhoff performance to date. This is one of only a handful of made-for-tv Marvel movies that is truly watchable. I've seen it over a dozen times and it keeps getting better. This isn't Shakespeare, after all, its a comic book movie. Its not supposed to be taken seriously.
7 out of 7 people found the following review useful:
A Golden Turkey, 29 July 2008
Author: graestella from United Kingdom
This made me laugh so much I wish I'd taped it to enjoy again. Risible dialogue, hopeless miscasting. Re-using the the same disused tunnel over and over again for every scene. The Airfix model of the USS Nimitz with rockets glued on that passed for the Helicarrier. It recalled Patsy's " It's only a model " quote in Monty Python's and the Holy Grail. The bloke off Holby City spoofing Hugh Grant's impersonation of a clichéd British fop. The Viper Nazi bird's horrendous over acting. The fact she disguised herself as the spy off 'Allo Allo' complete with beret and overcoat at one point was hilarious. The whole concept of Anarco - Nazi's was hilarious too.The bad continuity ( how did the LMD get into the Hydra base ? )The silly throw away lines. The unconvincing fight stunts. The bald Hydra blokes who looked like 80's techno rockers. I must find a DVD of this. There must be more bits I missed the first time. Everyone must have had a ball making this. Why wasn't there a sequel ?
10 out of 13 people found the following review useful:
Entertaining.., 14 September 2008
Author: jimlacy2003 from United States
Out of interest, after never watching this movie until tonight on TV to
get more information on it.
First of all I thought it was entertaining!
So much so I'd say a lot of the other reviews are just being to critical and on the "Hasselhoff is xxxx, haha, bandwagon".
Yea maybe David Hasselhoff is pretty cheesy in a lot of the shows he's been (or otherwise produced), and sure maybe he's no silent tough guy (like Clint Eastwood, Charles Bronson, etc.) but if you look past the stigma it's a pretty entertaining movie..
If you can catch it on TV, give it a go..
13 out of 19 people found the following review useful:
pretty good, 5 July 2008
Author: torka858 from United States
Personally, i think that if you are a fan of Stan lee in anyway you
will enjoy this movie..granted its a made for TV movie from 98' so its
kinda old, but i think they did really well with what they had.
I don't understand how people can think it was funny or stupid to cast David Hasselhoff, i honestly think he was the best man for the job. much better than Samuel Jackson in the up coming avengers movies.
If you enjoyed Iron man or the incredible hulk at all, then this would be a good movie to watch to get a little background info on the nick fury character.
i cant believe so many scrubs didn't like this movie...fail
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