Chuck Norris stars in this tepid action flick that doesn't do a good job at showcasing his strengths; namely Kung Fuing the Hell out of people. After a cool title sequence, we see Chuck's platoon getting ambushed in
Ted (Beneath the Planet of the Apes) Post's flat direction looks more in tune with a TV movie or something than an honest to goodness chopsocky flick. Most of the action scenes suffer from a really cheap look (especially the
You can get a couple laughs from some of the film's glaring ineptness. Like the opening titles that proudly proclaim, "Chuck Norris IS John T. Booker!" Like the filmmakers meant for this to be the first in a series or something. Also there's a great scene at an airport where Chuck's mystery assailant's identity is painfully obvious to everyone BUT Chuck. (The dude just has on a wig and phony beard.) There is one amazingly ludicrous scene that just has to be seen to be believed though. It comes when Chuck drop kicks a guy through the windshield of a speeding car. If the flick had two or three more inspired scenes of carefree nuttiness, it might've been worthwhile.
Chuck naturally gets the best line in this one when he says, "Everything went wrong by the numbers... and that takes planning!"
AKA: Black Fighter.