Dec 14, 2020
Lone Wolf McQuade (1983) (part 1 of 3)
SUMMARY: Chuck Norris is a tough as nails Texas Ranger with a sensitive side, who has to go up against dastardly villains in a modern day western. Basically, the template for Walker, Texas Ranger.
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Well, here we are. The first film Chuck Norris starred in that can actually be considered good. Chuck had several films under his belt by this point, mostly cheap B grade martial arts epics. Of the ones that I’ve seen, Forced Vengeance is a pretty good little B movie. The Octagon and Silent Rage are decent enough films, but they also share the same flaw: A great concept done in by poor execution.
Silent Rage is basically Chuck Norris vs. Michael Myers, as Chuck plays a small town sheriff going up against a back-from-the-dead killer. It has some moments, but gets bogged down by a boring love affair between Chuck and the female lead, and the usual problems that come with trying to splice two genres together. It doesn’t really deliver enough martial arts action for Norris fans, and it doesn’t deliver enough slasher action for horror fans.