Demolition Man VHS
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Demolition Man VHS. Opened but in working condition.
Searching for new directions, Sylvester Stallone starred inthis farcical, 1993 SF piece about an ex-cop (Stallone) freed from 36 years of forced hibernation to help catch a criminal (Wesley Snipes) who released himself from a similar incarceration. The futuristic story finds Los Angeles a sea of Taco Bells and enforced peace, and within that satiric overview Stallone's character becomes a gun-toting fish out of water. The film plays like a live-action cartoon, and while there is nothing particularly wrong with that, Demolition Man is a rather flat experience. The irony of a peaceable society that both requires and despises its bloody saviors has been captured far more profoundly in movies like Dirty Harry. Sandra Bullock costars. --Tom Keogh
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Bad puns, formulaic plot, very macho dialogue and pretty people running around acting mildly retarded for your viewing pleasure.
Take all of that, throw it in the blender with a remarkably prescient socio/economic cautionary tale and you get Demolition Man.
Embarrassedly recommended, enjoy!
It's a take on "A Brave New World," and there are a lot of little references to that book in this movie.
The Joy Joy world of mini-tunes and blissful ignorance crack me up! Snipes and Stallone are less than stellar in their roles, but I think Sandra Bullock does a great job with her character. There are some groan-worthy moments that can easily be looked past if you appreciate the overall entertainment value this movie provides. I'd maybe give it a 5 if the acting was a bit better and they actually explained the 3 seashells. :o)
Sandra Bullock, Benjamin Bratt and Denis Leary also partake in this action-comedic-drama.
A great movie in a cheesy future, saved by Sandra Bullock.
Even after the movie was realesed on VHS, Blockbuster Video had the whole store decked out with Demolition Man posters and cardboard cut outs of all the actors. The News at the time was showing off the special effects and all the GM prototype cars they were using. The movie was a blast to watch again! Demolition Man is funny and full of action! It holds up today and it's one of my favorite movies of all time! I even have the Sege Genesis and SNES cartridges haha.
A Dictator has arisen and brought about a new, Peaceful, orderly world...by driving the "lower element" underground. Sly and Wesley and Sandra Bullock shake, rattle, and roll in both worlds...and in both centuries - Bullock has studied the ancient past and is able to work with Stallone, as she understands his "primitive" culture.
If that's too "out there", just enjoy the incredible special effects, the tight editing, the musical score. We look into the (not so distant) future... and see alot that does not seem so remote: the "freedom" of the above ground society comes at a great price - be subjugated by the powers that be and live clean, healthy...and not much more. The have-nots have no meaning in the new order.
Watch for special cameo by Jesse The Body Ventura just before he became Jesse The Governor Ventura. And listen for a moderately portentuous mention of Arnold Schwartzenegger.
The film never quite makes up its' mind if it's action-adventure or satire; that enhances its' presumptive "cult" status.
Afterthought: Sly Stallon, pushing 50 at the time, looks to be about at his "Rocky" weight and very vital. There's a big list of stunt artists in the cloing credits but Stallone, Snipes, and others really broke a sweat for the fans.