Bad Movie Club: Kill Squad
1982 action shenanigans
Bad Movie Rating: 2/5 (Mark: 3/5; Fred: 2/5; Josh: fell asleep; Johnny: didn't finish)
Plot: Following an assault by people for reasons that I never bothered paying attention to, a guy has to assemble his Vietnam buddies to get revenge. There's a lot of fighting.
Lots and lots and lots of fighting. There's a pattern established early on, and until a twist at the end that doesn't make any sense, it doesn't shift. There's some discussion of a lead, the characters go try to find so-and-so, there's a fight scene, and then there's a new lead. The cycle just repeats, ad nauseum, until you kind of wish somebody would punch you in the head and put you out of your misery.
My favorite parts are when they assemble the squad and after locating the member of the squad who, of course, is engaged in fisticuffs, he's told, "Joseph needs you!" and the part after they're assembled when they take turns showing off their skills with a weapon that none of them use at any other point in the movie. I also enjoyed the plethora of sound effects, and a scene where a character survives a fall from a five-story building onto a car.
I'm sure the script for Kill Squad had to have been about 1 1/2 pages long.
There are definitely better good-bad action movies to see, but if you're in the mood to watch nearly identical fight sequences for an hour and a half, I guess this isn't a bad way to go.