I watched The Running Man last night. It’s an ’80s Arnold Schwarzenegger film. It was recommended to me by some co-workers who said it was hilarious. While it was funny, I think they were ‘helped’ by some other substances to classify it as hilarious.
It’s your generic post-apocolyptic police state setting. Arnie’s a wronged cop trying to escape ‘the man’ only to get caught up in…a game show. Oh yes, your all-American, let’s kill people for fun, game show.
That’s basically the whole plot right there. It is well worth a watch if your in the mood for a cheesy action film where any dialogue is a one liner and you want to see women in lycra. Barring that, it’s probably best seen as WWF/Mr Universe reunion film, since half the cast seemed to be body builders. You also get to see Jesse Venture walk around dressed as a computer, for about 30 seconds.
It’s mostly worth noting because even though it is at times ridiculous, the plot actually holds together, which is something I didn’t expect.
In other geek news: I watched the first and second episodes of the new season of Heroes. So far, I’m quite pleased. Although, I think Claire is a bit off her rocker. I mean why the toe?? Was that necessary? And that kid outside her window is just down right creepy. I’d probably hit him if we went to high school together.
I also like to pretend Suresh and Matt Parkman are gay lovers raising a child together. I don’t know why, but it makes me feel all fuzzy.