Monday, October 3, 2011

Firewalker (1986)

Synopsis: It’s a low-budget Raiders of the Lost Ark with high-flying karate kicks! (John Rhys-Davies makes a cameo appearance).

Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “Action superstar CHUCK NORRIS (The Delta Force) and Oscar-winner LOUIS GOSSETT JR. (An Officer and a Gentleman) join forces for a spectacular, take-your-breath-away adventure in wild pursuit of fabulous treasure and sheer, swashbuckling thrills!”

What Did I Learn?: All of the best treasure-hunters traipse through the jungle without any gear, and go spelunking in caves and ancient temples without flashlights because there will always be flaming wall-torches every ten feet or so.

You Might Like This Movie If: You really love the Indiana Jones movies, but feel they would have been better without the explosions and elaborate chase scenes.

Really?: Did the Aztec and Mayan civilizations really have anything to do with one another, and is there any evidence that Aztecs might have made it as far north as Arizona?

Rating: The plot and special effects of Firewalker are laughably bad, but it’s tough to dislike this movie because it delivers some good-natured laughs and never takes itself all that seriously. 6/10 stars.

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