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WATCH: Oliver retro-reviews Demolition Man

March 10th, 2014 by Oliver Harper Comments

Welcome to Oliver Harper’s Retrospectives & Reviews. Like us all at FTN, Oliver LOVES cinema, and like us he has passions that not everyone shares, but he feels obligated to put the word out. This week Oliver looks at Demolition Man – we’ll let him tell you the aims of these videos himself. Over to you, Oliver…

Every week FTN will be hosting videos looking back at classic films from the 80s and early 90s…

The videos will be a retrospective look back at a particular film covering all sides of the production and discussing how the film turned out. Many people on the net generally like to discuss films with a negative attitude and take joy in bashing films for comedic effect which does work but often many of the reviews aren’t researched well or films are taken out of context for the purpose of making a joke and I feel websites such as youtube have become over-saturated with these types of videos, I wanted to do something different.

“Often you come across films with no extras available on the DVD and you want to know more about it, so with some of the upcoming videos I will be discussing films that don’t get the respect they deserve or the ones that aren’t as bad as people think…

Demolition Man

After a number of flops in the early 90s, Stallone returned to the action genre with the monster hit Cliffhanger and it gave him a career boost. He followed that up with Demolition Man. Often considered one of the best movies of the 90s. It certainly provides the goods when it comes to the action but what makes this film so fondly remembered is its great humour and satire. All the actors play it so straight in this weird and wacky future of 2032 it makes the comedy direction work so successfully. Stallone provides a very natural performance and excels at the comedy but he is out done by Wesley Snipes and Sandra Bullock who steal the movie.

Demolition Man is a movie many of us grew up with and it’s one of those perfect saturday night flicks, made for a takeaway and few beers. Do you think this was Stallone’s last decent big budget action film and was the film even remotely correct with its predictions of future technology?
let’s find out!

Oliver’s review:

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Oliver Harper is, like the rest of us at FTN, a bit of a movie freak. He watches, thinks and then breaks down all the classics that were or may never have been. A big fan of 80s cinema, his trivia knowledge is phenomenal and the best part? He records great little videos to share his knowledge. Epic. Find Oliver's updates here:!/groups/370105659683174/--