Quick Review: Action Jackson (1988)
Oh, I got the big gun now!
When Action Bronson explained he got his name from Action Jackson, I was once again reminded I have to see this movie. Maybe I watched it as a kid, on VHS - I had some slight flashbacks - but watching it now was pure joy. It’s like The Last Boy Scout, only sillier and more over the top. You’ve got Apollo Creed as Jackson, 80s one hit wonder and Prince’s protege Vanity as the bad girl gone good (but she was always good, yo, just in the wrong crowd), Craig T. Nelson as the slimy villain, Sharon Stone as his naive babe, and a bunch of assassins and goons that are just perfect stereotypes of the action genre. Action Bronson is a loose cannon cop, has a police captain that is always on the verge of insanity because of the damage he does while busting crime, he can fornicate with women just by looking at them, he can destroy cars with his bare hands, and has biceps as big as The Rock himself. As far as fun, action-packed, ‘so bad it’s good’ movies go, this is a stellar masterpiece.
- Vuk Oreb / Rad Recorder via Rotten Tomatoes
Follow Rad Recorder.