Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vernon Wells,
Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, Bill Duke, Alyssa Milano
Directed by: Mark L. Lester
Written by: Steven E. de Souza
Duration: 1hr 30mins
Rating: 5 out of 5
Commando transcends any attempt at analysis to such a degree that it’s impossible to do this work of art justice by restricting it to a conventional template.
So, as such, I present to you Commando: a reviw by poem.
The truest statement I could ever decree
The tale of a love as pure as fresh water
John Matrix and Chenny, father and daughter
Bennett, the fiend, wants to break up this bond
Matrix’s old ally – they once were so fond!
Kill a dictator (or something like that)
But Matrix is seething, and exits the ‘plane
(His escort’s “dead tired”, his quip to explain)
And into Cindy’s car our hero then hops.
Fighting a whole army? This is your man!
Bennett’s island base is where Matrix docks
War paint he applies and many guns he cocks
And now the massacre has truly begun
Finally to Bennett to thwart his regime
Homoerotic sparring sure lets off steam
And Cindy makes three – a new family, how sweet!
So we’ve witnessed carnage way off the scale
Mixed with a touching parental love tale
Can any movie match this bold stance?
As Matrix would put it: