Thursday, November 16, 2006


David Grosvenor

The film Commando, directed by Mark L. Lester, is an action packed movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as Col. John Matrix and Alyssa Milano as his pre-teenage daughter Jenny Matrix. Arnold plays an ex military agent who is forced out of retirement in order to save his daughter from an evil military group that is holding her captive on a tropical island.

In order to find his daughter’s captives, Arnold is forced to kick an extreme amount of ass from the beginning of the movie until the end. Through his adventures Arnold, a single parent, meets his soon to be love interest Cindy, played by Rae Dawn Chong, in the local mall. After Rae discovers Arnold is looking for his daughter she is more then willing to aid him in his quest to get Jenny back.

After an extreme car chase, a fight with an ex-green beret and a stop by the local sporting good store for numerous guns and rocket launchers, the two partners are ready to bombard the military group that is holding Arnold’s daughter. In order to get to the island Arnold and Rae are forced to steal a sea plane which just happens to be completely filled with fuel with the keys inside. Shortly after arriving on the island Arnold literally takes down an army of hired warriors and tears into the main building where his daughter is being held. At this point Arnold is confronted by his arch nemesis and has to do battle in order to get out with his daughter alive.

This movie is by far one of the funniest action movies I have ever seen. Arnold is pretty much invincible, has super human strength, and doesn’t ever really have a scene where he strings more then two lines together at a time. With Arnold’s superior acting skills and super human strength there couldn’t be a better character to fit the description of John Matrix. The movie is basically an hour and a half long of Arnold shooting and beating up people. If you like shoot em up kinds of movies there’s no better movie then this one.

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