Gary Busey

Under Siege (1992)


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Under Siege (1992)

Director:

Andrew Davis

Starring:

Steven Seagal

Tommy Lee Jones

Gary Busey

Plot:

A former S.E.A.L., now cook, is the only person who can stop a gang of terrorists when they seize control of a U.S. Navy battleship.

Review:

I am not a Steven Seagal fan, but my husband likes some of his movies, so I end up watching them as well.

 As far as action movies go this one wasn’t bad. I thought the knife fight looked like a slap fight, but I’ve been informed that’s how it’s supposed to look. Also, I’m very grateful that when Seagal was doing his “kung fu” the camera was focused so close you didn’t see much.

Tommy Lee Jones was fun to see as such a crazy bad guy.

Bouillabaisse.

I feel incredibly sorry for Erika Eleniak and I hope that she got a better boob job later in life. Seriously, it was like looking at a plastic Barbie doll. It was sad. Plus her whole character was just a trophy for Seagal to kiss at the end.

The movie was Die Hard on a boat, only not really. Seagal was a SEAL that got demoted for punching some dude. The big guys sending help weren’t idiots and were actually competent, except the CIA. The bad guys were after money though.

This movie did not really paint the Navy in a good light since just a handful of terrorists took down an entire battleship. Overall, though, the movie was alright.

3/5

Lethal Weapon (1987)

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Lethal Weapon (1987)

Director:

Richard Donner

Starring:

Mel Gibson

Danny Glover

Gary Busey

Plot:

A veteran policeman, Murtaugh, is partnered with a younger, suicidal officer, Riggs. They both have one thing in common: hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.

Review:

It’s been a long time since I watched the Lethal Weapon movies and recently I’ve been watching the TV show which made me want to go back to the source material. Thankfully they’re all on Hulu.com right now so I don’t have to dig out my blurays.

Totally forgot that the movie starts out with boobs. Very 80s intro. Boobs, big hair, and sax.

Mel Gibson was pretty, also you see his butt, in case you were wondering.

Danny Glover has the titular line.

Like Die Hard this movie was set at Christmas time and it made me realize we’re lacking lately in Christmas action movies. Hollywood should get on that.

I like this movie, I like the franchise, so honestly my review isn’t going to dissect it like I sometime do with action movies. There’s gun, shit blows up, lots of cursing, and drugs. Honestly what more could you want?

4/5