Man with Ring in Nose Beware!
The film started out with a boot camp situation with a drill instructor
breaking in his new company of Army enlistments. All of a sudden there
is a horror show going on in a local convenient store, where things
start being turned into Swiss Cheese and lots of tomato juice. The Army
instructor is Brian Bosworth,(John North),"Mach 2",'01,who winds up in
a hospital for a few weeks and when he gets outside the door, all hell
breaks loose. In this picture there is a very young boy who deals with
drugs and is very street smart, which in today's society is being used
all the time. These kids are under age and cannot be given hard
sentences, so they do the dirty work of the Older Boys. Bruce
Payne,(Karl Savak),"Hellborn",'03 gives an outstanding performance as
an FBI agent who seems to like evil more than good. This is an
entertaining film, but there is nothing you will remember about this
film after an hour goes bye~! This film was called two names: "One
Man's Justice" and "One Tough Bastard", whatever you prefer.
Not Exactly Equilibrium. Heck, It's Not Even Ultraviolet.
Being a fan of Kurt Wimmer, I decided that this movie was a must-see
for me. Equilibrium is a genuinely great movie and Ultraviolet, though
heavily flawed, had enough good action and heart to separate from
similar movies. One Tough Bastard, however, is a bad 80's revenge movie
made in the middle of the 90's. It would be a typical revenge flick,
except it pretty much forgets this fact with some silly subplot
involving experimental guns (actually Mini 14's with slight cosmetic
modifications). These superguns are a letdown too, since they're only
fired once during a test run.
The fight scenes aren't very good, but they have their moments, where
Wimmer shows his distinctive innovations.
There aren't many interesting characters, except for corrupt agent Karl
Savak. He is distinctively cheesy and entertaining, even though his
quips are rather lame (as is most the dialogue). Aside from (don't
laugh) MC Hammer's appearance as a villain, the movie does not have
many interesting characters. An inner city black child whom Bosworth
takes under his wing is particularly clichéd and uninteresting.
It's almost hard to believe that Wimmer went on to make Equilibrium and