How could you not love the ball of cheese? A film that pokes plenty of fun at the science fiction genre, features a pre-jail Wesley Snipes and Sandra Bullock very early in her career. It has all the elements required for a film that doesn’t pretend to be anything other than a superficial, blow up things, good time.
In the year 2032 the world has become a peaceful and peace loving place. That is all about to change when master criminal Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes – Blades, Murder at 1600) is awoken from a 35 year deep freeze in cry prison and is primed for some murder and mayhem.
The police force, who has not seen behaviour like this, is ill-prepared to deal with this (or any) type of criminal, so they decide to awaken a former cop who was sentenced to a life sentence due to his last run in with Phoenix thirty-five years ago. John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone – Rocky, The Expendables) is an old-fashioned kind of cop with old-fashion sensibilities when it comes to catching criminals. He is going to kick ass then ask questions later. This is exactly the mentality that got him put in cry prison in the first place, but this time he has Lenina Huxley (Sandra Bullock – Crash, The Blind Side) to temper his “enthusiasm”.
A nice mix of action and humour. A fun watch with no depth whatsoever to it. The story is not always going to be logical or even important, for that matter. Demolition Man, directed by Marco Brambilla (Excess Baggage), is just about the jokes, gunfights and explosions, and the chance to see Sylvester Stallone face off against Wesley Snipes.