This movie is simply a cult classic. Violent, hilarious and oh so 1980's.
Arnie has made so many movies, but this and Predator are his stand outs. Classic
military movies that i'm sure made many many young red-blooded men enlist for
service at the time, heck even watching it now, I want to sign up to the elite
Australian Commando Force! The violence is both funny and packs a hard punch,
the humour and one liners, oh my lord it's so cliqued! There is enough cheese
in this movie to fill 4 large pizza boxes! This, along with Top Gun and Missing
in Action, were part of the new wave of patriotic military movies that were
sweeping the cinema at the time, which followed the anti-war movies of the
70's and early 80's (Full Metal Jacket, Platoon etc). If you watch this movie,
and don't laugh, cringe, feel your heat beat faster or want to sign up for a
lifetime membership at your local gym, then Arnie will simply laugh at you!
Grunt Jackson – “Downwind– Do you think I could smell them
coming--!-” John Matrix – “…I did”