What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this action marathon has countless rounds of ammunition fired, some characters bloodily riddled with bullets, necks broken, one arm cut off, numerous stabbings/impalements, falls from lethal heights, ginormous fiery explosions, car crashes/rocket launches (sometimes in combination), etc. Real do-not-try-this-at-home moments include the main character leaping from an ascending airline to the ground and using buzz-saw blades as deadly Frisbees. Swearing is at R-level, with the hero dropping the F-bomb just like the other characters. Oh, and he lies when he promises one character he'll only kill him last. There's one quick, topless peek of woman in bed, part of a couple interrupted in motel sex.
- Families can talk about Schwarzenegger's famous defense of his action movies of this era as being mere "cartoon violence."
- Does that really make all the deaths and mayhem in Commandoworthwhile entertainment? Would a more realistic approach have worked?
- Who is your favorite action hero? Why?