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Extreme Limits [VHS]
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I think this DVD has a chance of becoming a collector's item in that it is SO, SO BAD. It will bring a great many hearty laughs to action film buffs! Buy a copy before it goes out of print!!!
It's an absolute stinker about a plane carrying a death ray invented by Nicholas Tesla that crashes in the Canadian mountains. To keep this dangerous weapon from falling into the wrong hands, the CIA comes to the rescue.
Can you say: "BORING"?
(NOTE: currenty rated 3.1 at IMDb.)
The director of "Extreme Limits," exploitation specialist Jim Wynorski, got his Hollywood start cutting movie trailers for "King of the B's" Roger Corman. With megaphone, beret and jodhpurs he's directly responsible for such "classics" as CHOPPING MALL (1986), BIG BAD MAMA II (1988), RETURN OF THE SWAMP THING (1989), MUNCHIE (1992), MUNCHIE STRIKES BACK (1994), THE BARE WENCH PROJECT (2000) and its various sequels and permutations. Perhaps to diffuse blame, Wynorski has directed under several aliases: Arch Stanton, Jamie Wagner, Tom Popatopolous, Harold Blueberry, Noble Henry, Salvadore Ross, Rob Robertson, J.R. Mandish, Bob E. Brown and the one he used here, Jay Andrews.
As far as the rest of the movie goes, Treat Williams is all but lost in a small role as the CIA special agent with the warped sense of humor. Most of the focus is given to the budding romance of John Beck and Susan Blakeley, survivors of the ridiculously staged plane crash. Add Bongo the Bear and a subdued Steve Franken and there's even more foolishness. Not to mention the other survivors who go off on their own; one dies from unknown causes; the stupid wildlife t.v. star (hah) shows her stupidity by firing a gun and causing an avalance that wipes out everyone except the two lovebirds who have just reconciled. We also have a crooked pilot, a diabetic man and his daughter, and oh yes, a Tessla device that uses brainwaves to cause nuclear destruction.
Why the three stars? The scenery is beautiful; I found myself interested in spite of myself, and some of the performances were enjoyable, particularly Ms. Blakeley's alcoholic writer. But the big "character development" scenes only served to slow down the movie's overall pacing. But considering the theft from other movies, one can only laugh and say, gee whiz!!!
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