The acting surprised me too. All in all, the primary emotion I felt while watching the supposedly gripping trials and tribulations of the heroic duo was a restless queasiness, and the urge to bolt from my chair and run shrieking into the night. Ryan takes a licking and keeps on ticking, though. Those two things are essential for any low budget flick like this. The plot was nothing all that original, basically it was a Terminator redo. The sleazy, wheeler-dealer trader in the basement is an Arab.
Awful dialogues, awful settings, awful actors. While this film seems to be unpopular on this site, it has several redeeming qualities for the crowd that's into B-action movies. Joe Lara is a journeyman who becomes Nicole Hansen's protector and guide to the ocean where she must take the fetus, as John Saint Ryan's blonde headed cyborg follows close behind, in hot pursuit. It's probably even better drunk. Overall though, most everything made sense. First time for seeing it and my spanish is a bit rusty so everything seemed more exaggerated than it should be. Basically, this movie is Terminator 2 with some modifications.
He has a bunch of blank expressions that complement his long hair. The acting is so bad that even the killer robot is unconvincing - something I found suprising since the other actors were so robotically wooden. It can download Vevo videos, age-restricted videos, region protected videos. Just the way I like it. I listed this filmography mainly so I can point out that the type of movies that Cannon used to pedal to market.
For one thing, the plot bears a passing resemblance to Terminator, but goes in directions the first two Terminator movies did not. Low budget early 90s grungy sci-fi with a limp plot and horrible acting. Lots of climbing, falling, shooting, punching, running, hacking, etc. Lara gains an advantage through trial and error, often taking a beating in the process. Luckily, Mary has some help in the heroic Austin Lara , a valiant meathead willing to help Mary complete her journey and fight Cyborg along the way. This movie isn't really as bad as you might think. The story is pretty decent with a nice twist or two.
Well well well, if it isn't the movie with the most laughable name ever? Search results can the sorted on the basis of relevance, view count, title, rating and publish date. After this flick he went to Coronation Street as Charlie Whelan. In this regard American Cyborg:Steel Warrior isn't the best or the worst production from Cannon, it is just a low budget rip off of Escape From New York with elements of Cyborg and Hell Comes To Frogtown thrown in for good measure, it really isn't so bad as it is derivative. The man took some rather standard chase and fight stuff and managed to created some real tension several times in the movie. So you will never any downloading speed issue. It all makes for a good time. And that, if anything, makes this movie laughable.
It reminds me of Van Damme's Cyborg, but somehow I feel this one better. But the way it was shot and the way it was edited was rather surprisingly good. There was a lot of violence and blood; stuff that makes an action movie good. At least she is the only human among the lead cast. There could have been some improvements as far as the speaking parts, but the fight scenes and the action was all too great.
A+ I remember this film fondly for two things- 1- the cyborg guy in the film had played a trucker in Coronation Street with the best moustache I'd seen at that age. Is it Austin or is Cyborg? Plots go places normal movies fear to tread. Poor plot, corny lines, appalling music, and acting are backed up by technical handling that leaves home movies looking good. I would recommend it for the sheer entertainment value. It's her mission to get the child to safety, but she is followed by an immortal killer robot. Not to mention the movie has lots of varied sets and villains. Nor are these derivations satirical or funny.
This may very well be the worst movie I've ever seen. If I got it right I saw a sign stating the year 1999. It makes for a perfect backdrop to all the cyborg ass-kicking in the movie. I think the stunts and action set pieces are the movie's best assets as Lara and Hansen avoid Ryan's machine gun fire for a cyborg he's a lousy shot wherever they are. Imagine a mix of Terminator 2 1992 , Neon City, Karate Cop and Omega Cop. The editing and lighting were much better than I would have expected also. However, this is far from the worst movie of this quality and genre, and it is certainly more entertaining and stimulating than many others.
So, on the whole, this movie is fun for those who like B-movies, but naturally it has flaws. I don't think I can come up with that many ways to say total rubbish, but here goes. First, the most noticeable thing about this movie is how the same background music repeats throughout the movie. Yes, it is very dumb and repetitive Austin kills Cyborg, he regenerates and comes back, ad nauseam , and every time Cyborg shows up, he kills everyone in sight with his machine gun but not Mary, of course. Joe Lara is sans beard and looking meatheadier than ever. Although Lorenzo Lamas rip off, Joe Lara is a liability that the film's competence can't overcome.
As expected, Lara and Hansen run into mutant cannibals, humans whose faces and bodies were ravaged by radioactivity. I enjoyed myself and what more can you realistically expect from a movie. Producers, and actors do things in bad movies they wouldn't do elsewhere. Every single area of expertise in film-making is neglected. The sound fades in and out, which probably the fault of the amateur sound team who let the overhead boom into shot twice. The only woman who was able to give life to a child has to take the child through the dangerous city to the ship to save it.