I don’t care what you think about Brendan Fraser this is a fun, goofy movie. Walken is at his Walken best and I even like Sissy Spacek. The whole living in a bomb shelter for 35 years and raising a kid that goes up top looking for love. You got to admit it is a fun concept.
Watched on Thursday June 10, 2021.
This movie still works. I used to watch it all the time and watching it was like revisiting an old friend. Billy Bob Thornton and Kathy Bates are the stars in this for me. Overall it is still poignant and topical. Terrific political drama.
Bruce Willis is the star of this movie for me. I know that Richard Gere is the protagonist and you are supposed to cheer the good guy but I think this is an example of Bruce Willis having fun while making a movie. He is getting to try on a dozen different characters in the same film and he gets to blow Jack Blacks arm off. It is not a great movie by any means but it is worth watching at least once.
I saw this when it came out. I thoguht it was a bad action movie. I think I get it now… years later. It is a spoof. And it is a good, very dry spoof. And of the actors in it, Jada Pinkett Smith is be far the outstanding performance. I want a stand alone Peaches movie 30 years later!