Tuesday, February 11, 2020
MISSING IN ACTION (1984)
Satisfying pace, above average direction (by 80's action movie standards) by Joseph Zito, not as much action as you would expect, good acting, abrupt ending. Overall, MISSING IN ACTION is an enjoyable film, but nothing amazing. It's just kinda...there. Norris and Zito would team up again the next year with the kick ass INVASION U.S.A. Hell yeah!
Worthless observation: While watching MISSING IN ACTION for this review, I could not stop thinking about James Hong and David Tress. Now we all know James Hong as David Lo Pan in John Carpenter's awesome BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA and David Tress as "The Whip" in the badass STONE COLD, but I couldn't stop thinking about James Hong and David Tress...together. My handsome brain was clinking and clacking like an old riding lawnmower going down a gravel road. Then it hits me! They were both onscreen together on Seinfeld! They were in "The Chinese Restaurant" episode together!
Part 2 (prequel) - Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
Part 3 - Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)