review by David G.
Running Time: 128 minutes
Starring: Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin
Written by James Bruner and Menahem Golan
Directed by Menahem Golan
Retail Price: $19.98
Specs: Full Frame, English Stereo Surround, French
Subtitles, Spanish Subtitles, Chapter Search
A U.S. passenger plane is seized by middle-east political
extremists lead by Abdul (Robert Forster). The president of
the USA decides to send the Deltaforce, a group of super
soldiers trained to these kind of operations leaded by
colonel Nick Alexander (Lee Marvin) and Scott Mc Coy (Chuck
Norris). As they are about to investigate the plane, they
are told that some hostages have been carried in an other
place, furthermore additional terrorists managed to get
aboard the plane. The operation is a fiasco and the
terrorists kill a passenger before they take off for another
destination. The movie follows then a chase in order to save
all the hostages and to avenge America's honor.
Delta Force is one of those silly movies that I can't
help but enjoy. The plot is so patriotic (nearly as
Independence Day) and nearly racist, the villains are so
schematic (Abdul is played by Robert Forster, yes the one
from Jackie Brown! Doesn't look like an Arab, does he?). The
good are courageous and invulnerable, in a word, some real
American Heroes, all the more since the American flag is
present on nearly every scene of the movie. The directing is
not a model at all, far from it. You will probably ask me
why I like this movie. Well, I still don't know! Maybe for
the non-stop action, maybe for the cast (I'm always pleased
to see George Kennedy). I think this movie could be compared
to KFC: it's big, it's fat, it's nauseate but in a
incomprehensible way, we like it with a guilty pleasure!
"Delta Force" is presented in full screen. And for a
movie from 1986 the picture looks clear, the black is deep
andthe few artifacts are barely noticeable. A good job.
A single English Dolby Surround soundtrack is proposed
with French and Spanish subtitles. Relatively to the age of
this movie, the sound is good. The surround speakers give
some nice but rare effects and the front speakers are well
used giving a good impression.
Nothing but a theatrical trailer.
A brainless, enjoyable, popcorn movie destined for the
boys (my wife threatened me with a divorce when she saw this
movie). Leave your brain to the hatstand before inserting
(2.5/5, NOT included in
NOT an average)