A motley group of Asian prisoners held in the US are given one chance for freedom. They are to go deep into Vietnam and destroy a secret depot of missles that the US left behind during the pull-out. The group, led by Lt. Lam and convict Tung, hook up with a trio of female freedom fighters and a happy go lucky martial artist named 'Rat'. The entire group is captured by the VC because one of them is a double agent, but they escape, cross an un-crossable bridge, and get to the secret base just ahead of the VC. By this point nearly all of the original group is dead, and it's up to Tung and Rat to fight the VC's leader, a bizarre giggling man who's lightning fast with martial arts.
Sean C (kr) wrote: This film starts strong and has a powerful ending, but it does drag in the middle and it requires more suspension of disbelief than your used to in a drama. Too bad the type of America this film condemns has only grown since 1968.
Johnny T (kr) wrote: There's something curiously underwhelming about the blood-soaked mayhem on display in Hatchet III. Too busy with limb-severings and gunfire to bother being intelligent. BJ McDonnell, too hesitant to stray from the beaten path set by Green's previous films, lacks the looser, more whimsical hand that would have allowed Hatchet III to transcend its thoughtlessly imitative state. When the title of a movie consists of a number and the name of a tool, expectations are likely to be pretty low. So it feels somewhat incongruous to call "Hatchet III" a disappointment. Even die-hard fans may be disappointed by this ultra-violent low-budgeter, the latest and least installment in the cult-fave franchise about fear and loathing and corpse accumulating in a notorious stretch of Louisiana swamp country. McDonnell is a significantly less eloquent aesthete: Though he tries his best to mirror Green's deliberate rhythms, his style ends up recalling the punkish amateurism of bargain-bin '80s horror flicks. There is so little to the script that the only actor who really makes an impression is Caroline Williams, playing a reporter who has been ridiculed in the past for promulgating the Victor Crowley legend. For once in a horror movie, the journalist is the smart one. It's great to see Zach Galligan on the big screen again, but Hatchet III serves up a host of unimaginative kills stymied by terrible gore effects. Strictly for fans of the series.VERDICT: "Not So Hot" - [Negative Reaction] These films are truly terrible films. They are not the worst things ever made, but they are definitely awful and should not be seen by anyone. (Films that are rated 1.5 or 2 stars)
Chayc (kr) wrote: More over the top gore, not done very well. Comparable to the previous two.
Kyle M (gb) wrote: A standalone, action-packed addition to the franchise's solo roots while staying spiritedly parallel and inferior to the previous installment with same senses in the intellect direction, despite lesser thrills, convoluting turns and characterization lacking Bourne himself. The film makes up the latter when boosting Jeremy Renner's career as a benefit when delivering the action in a new twist. It's overall enough to consider this film acceptably entertaining, even when it's inferior to the Bourne trilogy, but did introduced a compelling character in the spotlight. (B+)(Full review TBD)
Claudia F (es) wrote: 2 horas y media de lloradera. Unos ranchitos fotografiados poeticamente como las ruinas de Tarkovsky o aun mejor, y unos dialogos hermosos y terribles. En fin, un cumulo de dedos en la llaga imprescindible para las almas en pena!
Zache L (mx) wrote: I think if you go into this movie in the right frame of mind, knowing that most of these scenes were taken directly from the pages of the source material, and view it for what it is, a glorious, graphic (by the way, disturbingly beautiful), violent experience, you can absolutely appreciate it!This is definitely the most underrated of all of the Marvel movies. I love (Lexi) Alexander's interpretation (albeit one that was by all reports muddied by an interfering Lionsgate Studios).
Joe M (jp) wrote: A rare Martin Lawrence movie that occasionally made me laugh.
Jesse R (de) wrote: This was a very funny movie and I think most parents can relate to this movie. Trixie (Ivyann Schwan) who plays the little girl is so cute in this movie. Junior (Michael Oliver) has met his match. I actually enjoyed this one the same as the first movie. Also, check out Problem Child 3, which is the final movie in the trilogy series.
Art S (ca) wrote: There's something odd about watching Predator 30 years after its release (for the first time). The soundtrack feels wrong - it is all symphonic, an old-school Hollywood score (by Alan Silvestri) - no rock music or blaring guitars or screeching crashing exploding "percussion". This somehow makes Predator a bit dreamier and more unworldly than your modern action film. It also feels a lot more "low budget" - although in reality the special effects probably cost millions more than today's digital contributions. A lot of things blow up. The plot is simple: Arnold and his band of commandos are dropped off in the jungle (Mexico playing South America) to rescue some hostages but instead meet a virtually indestructible, nearly invisible, humanoid alien with high tech weaponry hell-bent on destroying (and eating?) them. By the end, it is Arnold vs. Predator mano a mano as you knew it would be. Arnold has his schtick down pat by this point in his career, letting one-liners rip and giving a surprisingly thoughtful performance (as far as he could). His super-stardom and comedic turns were just a year or two away. In the end, Predator didn't exactly wow me but it held together fine. ImDB proudly announces that this is one of a few films with two future US Governors (Jesse Ventura is the other) - how's them apples?
Muktashif D (es) wrote: Two friends on a motor cycle journey answering the questions about the identity of the real america. It does not have coherent storyline but still this film shines brightly. Fabulous performances by Dennis hopper and Jack nicholson. This is a classic.
John C (au) wrote: Admittedly entertaining while you're watching it in a cheap paperback potboiler sort of way, but completely ridiculous and nonsensical when you look back upon it. Still, I have to confess: it's fun.
Stacey O (es) wrote: Decent family adventure fair with a message.
Bill B (br) wrote: Another great Jack Hill Exploitation film, this time about a girl gang who rise to the occasion when their men are proven to be fairly ineffectual at holding down their turf, this one is very watchable and filled with memorable characters from start to finish.Very well worth a rental, and Tarantino-approved for those of you who would care about that sort of thing.
Tina K (de) wrote: Great racing scenes coupled with very long, boring relational dialogue.