Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dollman (1991)

Director: Albert Pyun

Starring: Tim Thomerson

More Info: IMDB

Tagline: He's the toughest cop on the planet Arturus -- but on earth he's in over his head!

Plot: Brick Bardo (Tim Thomerson) is a traveller from outer space who is forced to land on Earth. Though regular sized on his home planet, he is doll-sized here on Earth, as are the enemy forces who have landed as well. While Brick enlists the help of an impoverished girl and her son, the bad guys enlist the help of a local gang. When word leaks out as to his location, and all hell breaks loose. Brick is besieged by an onslaught of curious kids, angry gang members, and his own doll-sized enemies, and he must protect the family who has helped him and get off the planet alive.

My Rating: 6.5/10

Would I watch it again? It's likely

This is cheesy fun all the way through. Thomerson carries and sells this picture. He's a riot. It's super low budget and it shows. If they had an extra $50 to throw in you see it on the screen. The humor is dry and silly, the special effects are cheap and clever, and the acting is often pretty bad (not from Thomerson) but it all comes together as a fun movie. It's best with friends, of course, and with a run time of 79 minutes there's not too much time to get bored. That's only an hour and 19 minutes to throw yourself at some cornball fun. Dig?

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