Commando (1985) (part 4 of 6)

Their next stop is a gun store, for some after hours “shopping”. John gets in by running a bulldozer (there’s some construction work going on nearby) through the front window. They load up on gear, including single round firearms, a huge knife, grenades, machine guns, explosives, and what looks like an anti-tank rocket launcher, which I will simply refer to as the BFG, for obvious reasons. Yes, it would seem that there’s a surplus store that actually sells all of this shit. God, this movie is awesome!

What’s the waiting period on a rocket launcher and plastic explosives, anyway? More than 7-10 days, I would hope.

Caption contributed by Ed

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They go to load up the car, and naturally (because even though this is a movie, there are still certain rules of logic that must be followed), the cops show up. John is loaded into a police van (I guess he only beats up fake cops) and Cindy follows in the car. She gets the attention of the van’s driver, and as they drive off, she takes out the rocket launcher.

After a misfire that blows up a building, she gets the thing turned the right way around and disables the van with a rocket. In a related story, I just fell in love with Rae Dawn Chong.

Commando (1985) (part 4 of 6)

After she drives off with John, we go to the island to see if the movie can make Bennett any more intimidating. Granted, that’s one mother of an uphill battle, but let’s see what they’ve got.

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Ed Harris

A fan of less than great cinema since childhood, Ed divides his time between writing scripts, working an actual paying job and subjecting himself willingly to some of the worst films society has produced.

Multi-Part Article: Commando (1985)

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