FORCE OF CRAP

Empire (Australasia) - - Comment -

Saw back in you April edi­tion that you had a call­out for crap­tas­tic flicks. I think 1986’s The Delta Force def­i­nitely qual­i­fies. One from the glory days of Can­non Films, the first half is a tense

hostage drama set aboard an air­liner and is quite good. It’s the be­wil­der­ing sec­ond half which qual­i­fies it as crap­tas­tic as Chuck Nor­ris, his fists of fury and Lee Marvin beat the crap out of the in­creas­ingly stereo­typ­i­cal Mus­lims. There are huge ex­plo­sions! Chuck grunts out wooden one-lin­ers af­ter shoot­ing the bad guys! This is all be­fore Chuck blows up the ter­ror­ist leader with a rocket launched from the back of a mo­tor bike. All this is set to “USA IS #1!” mu­sic writ­ten by Alan Sil­vestri. I’m sure it was Ron­ald Rea­gan’s favourite film.

HAMISH BAR­WICK, VIA EMAIL

We will avoid. Thanks Hamish!

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