Thursday, April 19, 2012

Black Cobra (1987)

Director: Stelvio Massi

Starring: Fred Williamson, Eva Grimaldi, Bruno Bilotta, Maurice Poli, Vassili Karis, Sabrina Siani

More info: IMDb

Tagline: There's muscle in his venom and fire in his heart!

Plot: Early in "Black Cobra," Detective Robert Malone establishes himself as a maverick, uncompromising policeman when he guns down several criminals during a hostage standoff. Next, he finds himself protecting a female photographer who has witnessed a murder. She is sought by a moronic gang of motorcyclists who have been murdering and raping at will. Malone finds them, confronts them, and takes care of (police) business.

My rating: 4/10

Will I watch it again? NOOOOOOO!

#11 on the Black History Month Project 2012

Boy, did Fred Williamson change. This is 1987 and he’s sleepwalking compared to his charismatic persona of the 1970s. This is a ‘pay the bills’ picture and it’s obvious he doesn’t care. This Italian production is barely middle-of-the-road for the time period with lackluster action and a cheap & uninteresting synthesizer score. I was bored in the first 15 minutes and I never really recovered. I’m sorry I watched it. I thought for sure there would be something fun but noooooooooo. Apparently there are 3 sequels – that’s 3 movies I’m really not interested in after seeing how this one turned out. Who knows, maybe they’re masterpieces compared to this. I’ll probably never find out.

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