We don’t want to say that the summer has produced slim pickings for the MOTM, but this moth’s winner came from only three submissions and the August MOTM will be picked from two choices. All you Lambs on vacation, don’t forget to submit your choices early. That said, we lucked out that Mark Hofmeyer needed a film to chillax to after streaming through several franchises, and he found this 1990 action/sci-fi mashup for us to enjoy.
“Dark Angel”, released in the U.S. as “I Come in Peace”, is a fairly obscure piece of action cinema, directed by stunt coordinator turned director Craig R. Baxley. It features a seven foot tall alien, harvesting humans for endorphins but not for a reason you would expect. Cop Dolph Lungren comes across this “bad” alien while investigating a yuppie drug gang. His new partner is a straight shooter FBI agent played by Brian Benben.
If alien drug dealers and high tech weapon’s that slice, burn, explode and suck their targets are your idea of a good time, you are going to love this movie, maybe almost as much as Mark does. Howard Casner is not quite as enthusiastic, to understate the point. but all of us loved the concept and we think you will too.
Come spend an hour with us as we dig into the aesthetics of 1990s films, criticize plot points, admire stilt running and explosions galore.
Mark Leads the Discussion 3:00
Name that 1990 Action Flick Game 52:00
Exit Question 58:15
Howard Pop Art
Richard Kirkham a Movie a Day
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