Monday, June 10, 2013

Eraser (1996)

Director: Chuck Russell

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan, Vanessa Williams, James Coburn, Robert Pastorelli, James Cromwell, Danny Nucci, Andy Romano, Nick Chinlund, MIchael Papajohn, Joe Viterelli

More info: IMDb

Tagline: He will erase your past to protect your future.

Plot: A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again? No.

Maybe TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (1991) temporarily ruined Schwarzenegger for me but for some reason I missed all of his movies after that (except for TRUE LIES (1994)) until TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES (2003).  I have some catching up to do.  The funny thing is I have all of his movies during that period but I've yet to watch them.  ERASER was fun.  It's not one of his stronger entries but it's a good movie nevertheless and Arnold's still riding at the top of his game.  I loved that his boss was James Caan and Cann's boss was James Coburn.  I love those guys.  The best scene for my money was the alligator attack.  That was laugh out loud (in a sick way 'cause, you know, guys are getting eaten), air punching awesome.  Vanessa Williams did a fine job as did Robert Pastorelli (funny guy).  It's nearly two hours long but it didn't really feel like it overstayed its welcome.  It's a well paced, fun ride for Schwarzenegger that I'm sorry I missed until now, not that I feel the need to ever watch it again.

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