Stone Cold – Movie Review
Some movies have “features” that make it obvious when they were made. Stone Cold, a movie from 1991, pretty much follows the mold of eighties and early nineties action movies. It has the sex appeal, a simple plot, and violence that made movies of that time seem interesting to the majority of males. While it offers violence and sex appeal, it does have something of a story.
Stone Cold’s protagonist is Joe Huff, a cop from Alabama who is on suspension when he is approached by the FBI to infiltrate a biker gang known as The Brotherhood, to help take them down before they commit more murders, as they had already killed a judge after he sentenced one of their members to life in prison. So Joe must go undercover as John Stone, joining The Brotherhood. From there it is pretty predictable what happens, he uncovers some information and even manages to woe a woman in the gang. Of course much like most undercover action movies, the hero must be discovered. While some may not be able to predict how his true identity is revealed, most will be able to pretty quickly. Of course the story can’t end there, it has to get even more violent and ridiculous, with Joe fighting a large number of the gang practically single handedly, I am sure you can see where this is going…
Story is certainly not the strong point of this movie, it is the action and the sex appeal. When it comes to nudity, there are enough breasts in the first few minutes to draw most males in, if you like that sort of thing. There are also a few sprinklings of women throughout. Unfortunately, this does not really help the movie much, as aside from the strip club scene there is only one other topless scene, and neither of these make up for the predictable story. Unless you really like breasts, then maybe… but for the rest of you maybe the action will catch your eye more. Unfortunately, aside from having a bunch of scenes with motorcycles, the movie’s action sequences are pretty similar to other eighties and early nineties action movies. Of course this does at least try not to be too over the top with its action, but of course by today’s standards it is pretty unbelievable.
While it may seem like the movie is terrible, it is actually okay if you are into movies about motorcycle gangs or want to watch a “popcorn” movie with a nice smattering of action. There are some interesting little things you can pick up on, like the fact that there are only maybe two or three black people in the entire movie. Kind of odd, the cast is mostly white with a few ethnics sprinkled in. Obviously this movie falls under the category of shite, but it is a good kind of shite, the sort that you can watch and joke about with buddies. If you consider yourself a big fan of eighties action movies, this one should definitely be in the collection, as it fits the bill perfectly.
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