Friday, January 20, 2012
1990: Bronx Warriors (1982)
Come to think of it, this movie is actually an inversion of the later Escape from L.A. only with the Vic Morrow character being replaced by Kurt Russell and being played as the good guy. It's pretty neat to watch these films back to back, actually.
Back to the movie, it's pretty short on plot but long on wildly inventive and colorful characters such as Fred Williamson as a rival gang leader named Ogre and the great George Eastman as, what else, a giant monster of a man who loves carnage.
Enzo Castellari does a good job of keeping things moving with stacks of action scenes and weird moments and the only reason I don't rate this higher is that the ending is rather abrupt and Castellari would top himself later on with Warriors of the Wasteland. Bronx Warriors is an entertaining ride and it spawned a sequel, Escape from the Bronx that would later be spoofed by MST3K.
This is a good beer and pizza movie, check it out.