Fortunately, Arnold keeps the puns down to a minimum in this movie. I saw virtually every blockbuster that year, and the Eraser trailer was attached to every one of them. Vanessa Williams plays the female lead satisfactorily and James Caan is very effective as the villain. This isn't a movie you go see if you're seeking a two hour thinking experience. The film itself is nice entertainment, with Arnold Schwarzenegger in good shape. The acting is very good as is the screenplay and cinematography. Overshadowed at the time by The Rock, it's a much better proposition by far.
It's definitely one of the best action scenes in the last 20 years and, let me tell you, when that scene climaxed in the cinema, the packed audience of 'lads' totally sucked the air out of the auditorium. Cyrez discovered this about Lee and are now out to kill her, Kruger's job is now to protect Lee so she can testify against Cyrez. Also, Vanessa Williams gives a very flat performance as the damsel in distress, so you don't care much whether she stays alive or not. The finale is perhaps little too familiar and relies on gun fights and explosions, but still, as a whole, I found this film very pleasant experience in its own genre. . Dialogue is used mainly for two purposes: to explain the unfolding saga of the federal scandal in the movie, and for the ever-composed and ever-cool Schwarzenegger to calm Dr.
. He plays a mobster that was rescued by Arnold's character and he helps him with the recovery of the super guns. The rail gun in the movie itself is more like a super fast rocket launcher than a sniping weapon. Arnold Schwarzeneger does a fine job, although this character is the same type of character her normally plays. The best scene occurs at the end of the second act, leaving the final act pale in comparison. One of the lifted eyebrows moments.
This movie has one of the most outrageous action scenes I've ever seen on film, even to this day: one in which Arnold hangs from the outside of a jet airplane, finally lets go, free-falls to catch his parachute that had been ripped off, and then has to worry about the jet plane which had circled around and was going to smash him!! If you like Schwarzenegger action-movies you probably should own this one, but since the disc is exemplatory in quality, you might want to own it anyway and add it to your action genre collection. Casting Schwarzenegger for the lead instantly gives the main character, John Kruger, a personality of his own. John Kruger is entangled in case smuggled advanced weapons of their superiors and has to prove their innocence. Also, there is one over the top airplane scene, that really grabs an attention. This film isn't anything new, isn't a groundbreaker in any way but is still highly enjoyable. You will want to see it again Eraser is Arnie's last wholly enjoyable actioner before the rot set in.
She has to display a wide array of emotions, from sadness, to fear, to regret, to resolve, and even anger, while Schwarzenegger is only called on to mainly display the final two. Co-written by Wild Bunch scribe Walon Green and co-starring Peckinpah regular James Coburn, it's full of subtle and not so subtle Sam Peckinpah references in general and The Killer Elite in particular - not only does that film's star, James Caan, play the Robert Duvall role this time round, but after the film's dockyard bust-up he even ends the film walking with a cane again. Even though Arnold get shot, knifed, shot again, nothing slows him down. The plot is believable, with only an occasional lifted eyebrow. I challenge you to find it. One of Arnolds best action film.
There are also some great special effects that are used for the weapons in this movie. The Blu Ray is in 2. James Caan and the always great James Coburn provide respectable support as Kruger's antagonist and mentor, but the best support is no doubt Robert Pastorelli an actor who I really liked who died of a heroin overdose in 2004 , who plays a previous witness who is eager to please Kruger in his latest, impossible quest. As a matter of fact, it's readily accessible to anyone over the age of 7 - not that this movie is age-appropriate for everyone over the age of 7 Note: This was my favorite movie when I was 10 - but rather that the concepts, and thus the plot, are simple. James Caan is legitimately a scumbag in his role as Robert DeGuerin, and James Coburn, in a smaller role, is fatherly to Kruger as Chief Beller.
Whatever else one may think about the Schwarzenegger Machine, it made pictures which had a lasting appeal to those who like action without gore or reality. James Kaan is excellent in this film, as is the beautiful Vanessa Williams did an excellent job. The rail guns are visually impressive if not scientifically plausible but who cares about that anyway? The idea is to give the audience a bit of a thrill, a bit of suspense as to the outcome, and lots of fun; to my way of thinking the goal was accomplished in this movie While this is a typical Schwarzenegger, it is one of my favorite Arnold movies. One of Arnold's keys to his successful career in films was simply that his movies were entertaining, and that's why people come to the theaters. But still, it strikes exactly the right tone you need in a Schwarzenegger movie. An underrated actor-it's a shame. One scene gets him shot in the hand with a drill bit, next scene his hand is bandaged, the following scene everything is fine, the hand is healed and he has full use of it.
Lee Cullen Vanessa Williams , a key witness in the scandal saga. This movie also introduced the famous rail gun which became an instant hit when videogames copied it. Russell also plays with the moviegoer in several situations, making it unclear whether or not Kruger is alive after several close calls. It takes real skill to be able to wipe out platoons of men, blow up everything in sight, have the hero riven by steel spikes, battered, bruised and half-dead, and yet not give anyone nightmares, shudders, or the remotest feeling of unease; in fact, to give people only the satisfaction of Good Triumphing Over Evil, while all in the cause of a good time had by all. It looks fantastic in its original widescreen format, and this is definitely among Arnold's more noteworthy performances and proves the talent of director Chuck Scorpion King, Elm Street 3 Russell.