FORCE OF CRAP
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!