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A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!

A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!
Recommended for devolved primates only!

Saturday, December 11, 2010


This one is a sequel that you could argue is better than the original.  I haven't seen the original DIRTY HARRY in a while but I recall Eastwood's character not being quite as like-able in that one.  They flip things around a bit here in that Harry, instead of being pitted against a psycho nut-job, is up against fellow vigilante cops.  Cops that are sorta the logical extension of the Harry character from the first film.  I mean if you are supposed to uphold the law and then you take the law into your own hands, where is the line drawn?  If a system doesn't work whose responsibility is it to mete out justice?  These questions are never really answered and in this case are just used to set-up a really good action movie.  Not being a particular fan of the brainless action genre in general this one has at least a sliver of thought put into it, no doubt being due to the fact that it was made in the era when you were still allowed to question the actions of the police and not accept authority blindly as the majority of sheep do today, and it's also a good example of the vigilante genre alongside 70's greats like DEATH WISH.  You also get Hutch from STARSKY AND HUTCH as the main vigilante cop, Suzane Somers topless in a pool, a hot Asian chick and lots of gratuitous gun-fu.  

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