CIA agent must outrace KGB agent in searching of super weapon lost in Mediterranean.CIA agent must outrace KGB agent in searching of super weapon lost in Mediterranean.CIA agent must outrace KGB agent in searching of super weapon lost in Mediterranean.
And I'm no expert in martial arts movies, so I can't review Sho Kosugi and Jean-Claude Van Damme fighting performances in this flick.
But I nevertheless find it to be an entertaining and refreshing movie because:
a) It is slow-paced compared to movies churned out by Hollywood nowadays. I can't stand shaky cam photography nor "frantic" editing. I find 1980s pop-corn flicks quite relaxing.
b) It is full of nice sights of Malta, a location you very rarely see in motion pictures. Its fortifications, distinctive architecture, sunny beaches, beautiful landscapes... It's quite refreshing to enjoy the beauties of an oft-overlooked location in movie-making. Malta is the real star of this picture.
c) Doran Clark. She's a beautiful woman and quite convincing as the CIA agent "babysitting" the two kids. Why we haven't seen her in more movies is beyond me.
All in all, this flick is a guilty pleasure, but for good reasons.
- Feb 26, 2016