Men of War


Action / Drama / Thriller

IMDb Rating 5.8 10 3327


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Dolph Lundgren as Nick Gunar
BD Wong as Po
Catherine Bell as Grace Lashield
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1hr 42 min
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Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 6 / 10

A bit preachy, but the all-action extended finale really works

This is a typical gung-ho action outing of the early '90s. This era of 'guy cinema' was pretty stupid, probably best envisaged by Van Damme's DOUBLE IMPACT, a film which managed to be fully entertaining despite being as cheesy as hell. MEN OF WAR is a similar combination of the absurd and the effective, although not as good as the earlier movie. This one sees Dolph Lundgren basically filling the same boots as Schwarzenegger in COMMANDO: he's an ass-kicking soldier, tooled up to the teeth, battling enemies in the jungle. Except none of this really takes place until the last half hour, and before then we have an hour of plot set-up and environmental/ecological nonsense in the script. It's pretty much devoid of any good or memorable moments, just some outlandish acting from a cast that includes Trevor Goddard, reaching a new low with his 'Cockney' accent.

The extended finale of this film, however, doesn't disappoint. It's violent, gory and mean-spirited, as the majority of the cast are mown down and die creative deaths. I thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the good old fist fight between the chief hero and the chief villain. The plot twist of having former allies become deadly enemies was also novel and well-handled, I thought, allowing the bad guys to be more fleshed out than you usually find in these type of films. Still, it's not great because the acting is so bad – from wooden Lundgren to wrestler Tommy 'Tiny' Lister, as well as old-timer Kevin Tighe and henchman Don Harvey. Charlotte Lewis (DIAL: HELP) is just here purely for her nude scenes, and displays no acting ability whatsoever. If you're in the mood for an OTT action flick with a high level of violence and don't mind goofiness throughout, then you'll probably have a ball with this one.

Reviewed by wes-connors 4 / 10

Dolph Lundgren Drips Blood

Down and out in Chicago, perfectly-proportioned Dolph Lundgren (as Nick Gunar) appears to be living in squalor. He drinks heavily, wears dusty socks and saves old French Fries. His blond hair and muscles look amazingly well-kept, compared to his home. Looking no worse for wear, Mr. Lundgren is offered an exciting job by director Perry Lang (as Lyle) and TV favorite Thomas Gibson (as Warren). There will be a lot of blood and violence, however. Lundgren goes to a very picturesque tropical island. This setting is the main strength in "Men of War", if you're not watching for deadly violence. And, there's a bit of pole dancing, to break up the action...

The main villain is Trevor Goddard (as Keefer), who starts his first fight with Lundgren by kissing him. That could be a cultural thing, but the way Mr. Goddard caresses Lundgren's shoulders after the fight looks like he wants to take it to another level. The other interesting thing about this fight is that Lundgren is not allowed to hit back, so Goddard just beats him until he drips blood. In a later re-match, Lundgren gets to punch Goddard. Lundgren and the men get to show their well-developed chests throughout, and there is one brief side look at a female chest that is a relative match for Lundgren's pecs. Mostly, this is a collection of fights, gunfire, gore and explosions.

**** Men of War (9/3/94) Perry Lang ~ Dolph Lundgren, Trevor Goddard, Charlotte Lewis, BD Wong

Reviewed by Scott LeBrun 7 / 10

Better than usual Lundgren vehicle.

Action genre icon Dolph Lundgren plays Gunar, a former Special Ops soldier turned mercenary. He's hired by sleazy corporate interests to force the residents of an Asian island to sign over the mining rights. Well, as you may expect, he experiences a change of heart when he meets the natives (including gorgeous Charlotte Lewis of "The Golden Child"), as do some of his comrades. The other members of the team remain mercenaries and become determined to complete the mission, leading to the inevitable all out war.

The capable direction is by veteran actor Perry Lang ("The Hearse", "Alligator"), who also co- stars as one of the young corporate creeps. Given that the script is co-written by indie favourite John Sayles, along with Ethan Reiff & Cyrus Voris ("Tales from the Crypt Presents Demon Knight"), one can also expect this to be more well thought out and interesting than the run of the mill action film. It's quite serious (yet not totally without some humour), and the natives, as led by amiable young spokesman Po (B.D. Wong) are an inherently sympathetic bunch.

Of course, the natives do turn out to be pretty effective fighters once the stakes are raised. The set pieces are largely confined to the last half hour, but are intense and enjoyable once they occur. There are some nifty demises devised for our antagonists, and Dolph is given a formidable opponent with Trevor Goddards' over the top psycho mercenary Keefer. The location shooting in Thailand allows for some beautiful scenery, and it's all nicely shot by Rohn Schmidt.

The cast is above average for this sort of thing. Besides Dolph, Lewis, and Wong, the cast consists of Tony Denison, Tim Guinee, Don Harvey, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister (who, like Goddard, relishes chewing the scenery), Tom Wright, the lovely Catherine Bell (who looks mighty fine and also proves herself adept at kicking ass alongside the guys), Kevin Tighe as Dolphs' mentor, Thomas Gibson, and Aldo Sambrell, long ago co-star in Sergio Leones' "Dollars" trilogy, as a goon named Goldmouth.

All in all, this is good, rousing entertainment that genre aficionados will likely savour.

Seven out of 10.

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