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Eraser (1996)

Eraser (1996)

Arnold Schwarzenegger plays John Kruger, AKA 'The Eraser', a special person in a special government department that specializes in giving people new lives. Witness protection kind of stuff. One special lady (Vanessa Williams) uncovers a sinister plot involving government officials, weapons (railguns!!) and the huge Cyrez Corporation conglomerate. What's supposed to be a simple case of keep-her-safe-until-testimony becomes something much more, and eventually escalates into an all-out war at the docks.

I've watched this movie before, at least once, but watching it again I wonder how I really got into the Anorld Schwarzenegger type of movies, because he really isn't that great an actor. Some might even say he's... not good. In the end the action scenes do make up for it though, and the railguns in particular - great mesh of special effects and actual explosions; other carnage. Only the Crocodile pit doesn't seem entirely authentic.

All in all it's a blast of action with an intriguing enough plot to match.

Good catch.

 rated 3/5: not bad

July, 2019

Eraser (1996)

They hadn't fully mastered the greenscreens behind the car windows at this point, but the special effects were still surprisingly good!

Rail guns. It's that one.

Classic Arnold: at the end of his era but still before it was quite over.

He's still got it. Still can't act. But still awesome.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

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  1. S3C
    Tuesday Oct/18/2016

    this movie was cool, and unintentionally hilarious. hmm, I prefer the "You've just been erased" line over "I'll be back". meh, Arnold looks like a multi-golden globe winner next to the disaster of an actress Vanessa Williams. She's even worse than her ex-husband Rick Fox (athletes turned actors usually turns out very poorly)

  2. Cyber
    Tuesday Oct/18/2016

    "You've just been erased" does have a better ring to it! A bit more depth. A bit more complexity. A catchphrase that doesn't really need a visual link to be memorable. Guess Arnold's the guy in the spotlight though, I don't remember any particular impressions from Vanessa. Maybe to time to check out some of their movies too...



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