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Suburban Commando

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Suburban Commando

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
90 minutes
performer:
Hulk Hogan, Shelley Duvall, Jack Elam, Christopher Lloyd, Larry Miller
director:
Burt Kennedy
distributor:
New Line Cinema
author:
Frank A. Cappello
genre:
ActionAdventure, Comedy, Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a C+

Ho hum: Suburban Commando is another alien-hero-hides-from-bad-guys-in-a- quiet-American-town E.T. derivation, this time starring the human action figure Hulk Hogan. To his credit, the Hulkster has an impressive repertoire of facial grimaces and reads his lines at least as well as slumming costar Christopher Lloyd. But beyond Hogan’s mugging to the camera, little of this often postponed, low-grossing release lingers in the mind, except the sillied-up- for-children sex and violence (lots of explosions and fights, but nobody gets killed or maimed) peculiar to the genre, plus the obligatory special effects, which here look as if they were done by Industrial Plumbing and Hardware. C+

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