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Suburban Commando

Posted by: Andy Jackson
Date Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 13:06:24
Date Posted: Friday, April 16, 1999 at 03:46:48

Hulk Hogan and Christopher Lloyd star in this boring sci-fi flick aimed at 13 year olds who laugh at crotch jokes.

First, the plot: Hulk Hogan is the top warrior for some intergalactic empire (or maybe the rebellion -- it doesn't really matter). He crashes on earth, and Christopher Lloyd takes care of him. Then the Evil Overlord comes to earth to kill Hulk Hogan, but he fails miserably, so he turns into a giant lizard and gets electrocuted.

It must be said: Hulk Hogan should stick to acting in the WCW ring and shouldn't be allowed anywhere else. He delivers all his lines in a perfect monotone and uses two facial expressions during the course of the movie ("in pain" and "not in pain").

There's the usual assortment of 13 year old jokes, bad puns, and showdowns with insignificant henchmen. Most of the special effects, while decent, aren't really that convincing, especially the rubber lizard-man suit that is supposed to represent Evil Overlord When He's Mad. Also, this movie was made in the early 90s, so it has that ever-so-spine-grating Bill & Ted type speech ("Way!" "Radical!" "Awesome!").

Two turkeys. Mostly boring, but Hulk's attempt to act is worth an extra turkey in and of itself.

Scene to watch for: Flinging the cat (ok, I found it funny; sue me).

Best line: "Charles...Charlie?...Chuck?"

Things that make you go "Huh?": Lizard man.

Response From RinkWorks:

Hey, you stole my funny! See my "They Live" review for the original. ;-)

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