Information Exchange => Reader Comments => Topic started by: sz22man on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM

Title: Commando
Post by: sz22man on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Don't forget the hadouken Arnold does in the mall, where he straight up punks that security guard in the chest with his double-fisted arnie punch

Title: Commando
Post by: Christian on February 23, 2002, 04:27:30 PM
Something who impressed me a lot with this movie is the soldier who is killed at least 16 times.. He always returns a scene later in a different situation and he is killed again by Arnold!!!

Title: Commando
Post by: Stefan Robak on July 11, 2001, 07:57:28 PM
The writer of this fun mindless action flick is also a really good comic writer.  He wrote the cool Superman for All Seasons mini-series, the Batman: the Long Halloween miniseries and is writing the Daredevil: Yellow miniseries.  He also writes Superman and the Fantastic Four.  Just thought you might want to know.

Title: Commando
Post by: Adam Shame on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
When I was an impressionable young lad, my grandfather recorded this long long ago off HBO for me.  I swear to god that I have seen this movie at least 500 times.  I watched it multiple times per day and then some and it STILL kicks tons of ass.  Hell, any movie with Vernon Wells, Bill Duke AND Bill Paxton (the jobber of ALL jobbers... when doesn't he play some type of military officer??) has to kick a lot of ass...

Title: Commando
Post by: "The Kid" Billy Kansas on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This was the first Arnold movie I saw when I was a wee young man.  Even as a kid I could see the movie flaws.  One of which you forgot to mention my dear Mr Clark and that is if you watch real close right after Arny rips the seat out of Rae Dawn's car and she backs out to leave you can clearly see the camera operator in the reflection from the car's brightly shining door.  Damn the good car wax.  Of course these flaws were minor in comparrison to most movies posted on this site of sites.  That still doesn't make this a bad movie, just another in the series of action movies starring Arny and Sly and others that make you just watch and say, "yeah right".

Title: Commando
Post by: Green Hornet on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
O.K. The film clip shows off some other nonsence. Note when the gunman comes around the corner to shoot at A.S. and the bullets fly through the leaves behind him: we get a good picture of the angle when "AHH-nold" turns to shoot back. From that angle he would have been cut off at the shoulders. Also, how come the grenade he throws goes off when the SAFTY PIN was not pulled? I also have trouble at the beginning of this flick when--even though he was warned of the danger--this "professional" didn't take precautions. He didn't even get on of the MANY(!!!!) guns from his shed! The gun shop has grenades and rocket launchers for God's sake! Yeah, I know: laws exist in movies ONLY when they are convenient. By the way, the rocket launcher the girl uses fires INCENTERARY shells. That van would have been TORCHED along with anyone inside. Like, guess who?

Title: Commando
Post by: Jim Hepler on July 15, 2001, 04:38:23 PM
Oh yeah, the extra mentioned in the review who gets killed twice actually gets killed FOUR times.  Watch for him.  Or better yet, watch Dawn of the Dead and look carefully to see Tom Savini killed like 50 times as different zombies.

Title: Commando
Post by: akop on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This was my first Arnold movie two, and yes, still my favorite... Well, maybe after Predator...
OK, so it may be corny and and maybe the actors couldn't act their way out of a cardboard box. But it's so cool in an Arnoldy, nostalgic sort of way, that I couldn't help myself in going "What?!" when I saw the review for this movie on And I'd still much rather watch Commando than any of today's "blockbusters" (Jurassic Park, Stargate, sheesh...). People knew how to have fun in the 80's. But I digress...

Title: Commando
Post by: Daniel on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I only need five words as a review for this movie: what a piece of crap! Remember that scene in the mall where he jumps off like 20 feet from above and he isn't even hurt? WHAT IS UP WITH THAT??!!

Title: Commando
Post by: Ashton Burgess on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This has got to be one of the coolest films of all time, but, did anyone notice the string holding sully up when hes about to be dropped? They might aswell be hardcore SAS ropes they were so blatant.  Also, when sully runs arnie down after he chases him out of the shopping mall, did anyone else noticce the size of the forehead on the stuntman? I mean come on now, get the net, sh'yeah!!!

Title: Commando
Post by: -DingeR- on September 25, 2001, 04:09:37 PM
This is the best film I have ever seen in my life, truely stunning, a work of a genious, a piece of art. Thank you, always, -DingeR-

Title: Commando
Post by: sz22man on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I don't think anybody's mentioned it, But There's a scene where Arnold (after he has successful gained access to the bad ones property) Where he picks up  an AK. I'd like to call this Ak, the AK of infinity, because it didn't seem to run out of ammo.

Another scene, is where he enters the little shed in the yard. All those evil guys, fire into the house, easily missing a gargantuan like Arnold. And he comes out with a hand-axe (I believe) and a chain saw and handles them properly.

I still think those are the two best scenes in the movie.

Title: Commando
Post by: Justin Burke on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Simply put, this is the BEST movie ever. Me and my friend watch it everyday, it's just too hilarious pointing out the faults and bad (but so funny) acting job by the cast. I think Bennet is the greastest villan ever, just look at the guy. The whole cast was picked perfectly even down to the small role characters. Every line the movie will make you roll on the floor laughing its that good. And last but not least is the soundtrack simply amazing it pumps you up before arnold starts his body count!

"don't disturb my friend he's dead tired" lol

Title: Commando
Post by: Joseph Murphy (Ireland) on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
God what a film commando is!

God knows how many times ive watched it now, don`t get me wrong its absolute crap but hey, its all a bit of fun right!?

Oh!, when arnie is blasting his way towards the mansion, did eveyone see the guys been thrown into the air by flippers, after arnie tosses his grenades/water baloons?

Who would miss it!

Commando is a joke, if it was food i`d throw it out!
I love it though!

Title: Commando
Post by: IvorBighardon on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I'm not sure of the actual minutes of the film, but towards the end just before the bit where arnie goes into the shed thing, he throws a grenade at 2 gaurds and they do a straight vertical flip...pretty cool but you can clearly see the flipper pads in the background. Also when Arnie is shot at, he dives into some flowers and it seems as if there is a well placed mat there... anyway great site a good film too. The bit with Sully over the cliff is awesome.

Title: Commando
Post by: ian on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
this is to be his greatest film of all time were you just kick ass. Iv seen this film about 6 to 700 times its cool.
 When it came to the cinema here in the uk I saw it every day for 3 weeks here, it got better and better every time I saw it. If anyone knows how to get the music or soundtrack let me know please iv been trying ever since the film came out and im not giving up because its a great soundtrack.
 Iv got two version of the film the uk and usa they are both different.10/10

Title: Commando
Post by: IvorBighardon on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
Hello, me again. I just wanted to tell of some more funny bits i noticed in this cool film.
1) the bit when arnie drops sully, he drives away in the dented car...and its in immaculate condition.
2) arnire shoots a guard on the roof, the guard falls, and lands on a huge bright blue mat, can it be any more blatant?
3)When arnie jumps into the swamp from the plane, he gets soaked but the next scene he is perfectly dry.... get the net schyeah.

Title: Commando
Post by: Michael on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
What a great film!

Sure, the acting is crap, there are glaring continuity errors, and more-or-less everything that happens in it is preposterous, but it's still brilliant. Hell, the flaws are half the reason the film is such a classic. :)

Arnie: "Let off some steam, Bennett!"

Hehe, you'd have to have the cold, dead eyes of a killer not to love this film. 10/10 for entertainment. :D

Title: Commando
Post by: Párké on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This film was awesome. It was so damn funny watching the bit in the shed where he stabs the guy with a pitchfork, then cuts off a bit of the guy's head with a sawblade, swings an axe in the guys gut, and then holds out this other guys arm to chop it off with an axe. heheheheh. I went over that in slo-mo. It was so funny watching the fat guy fall onto the hedges as well.

Title: Commando
Post by: King Doom on December 12, 2002, 12:53:32 PM
Me? I like the magic big assed machine cannon he has in the final Arnie Vs. the Vagely Ethnic Legion Of Evil fight scene. It even has a magic belt that randomly changes size every few seconds!

Title: Commando
Post by: P_Dudey on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
What a film!
Arnie, what a guy!
And what a fine young lady Jenny turned into to!  Wow Alyssa Milano is SO hot!

Bennett was the most annoying villain of all time, what was with that chain mail vest thing he wore - come on now it was blatantly crap even for the 80s!  Also he was quite fat and had no muscles, I mean his arms were flabby - but he still managed to give Matrix a good fight?  Then again that might have been down to the energy-boosting electricity shock he received?

Title: Commando
Post by: The Ymir on July 01, 2003, 09:19:40 PM
Ah-nold kicks ass!

Title: Commando
Post by: T.C. on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Don't forget that magical yellow porsche, you know the one that rolls over and then has no damage when it drives away. This movie is a classic my girlfriend makes me watch it all the time...

Title: Commando
Post by: lou on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
i can't express how much i was tripping off of this movie. If you like arnold movies or just any 80's action movie then this is for you. Plenty of killing and one-liners. my two favorite parts is the scene where he breaks the guys neck on the plane and the entire shed scene. Whoever came up with that was genius. This is definiety the one you watch with the boys.

Title: Commando
Post by: Brad on November 12, 2003, 02:07:21 PM
I own the tape of this and watch it when i want a good laugh. I used to think this was the coolest movie when i was 14, but as i watch it now a few years later i cant help but laugh my ass off especially when our governor is fighting the guards in the mall. I agree about Bennet though, what the hell was he wearing? That has to be the most godawfully gay piece of clothing i have ever seen

Title: Commando
Post by: Gondalez on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I love this movie, classic Arnie as well as 80s cheese.  Like when Bennett is passing the knife from hand to hand, saying in a bad Australian accent "c'mon MAY-trix". Gold.

Also when arnie's holding the guy off the ground by one leg, right before he "let him ghoo", you can see a line of some sort holding him off've the ground!!

Title: Commando
Post by: mardyass on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This is indisputely the BEST MOVIE EVER!
The humour, the acting ("I'm airsick", yeh you sure convinced her), the action, the emotion, the thrill!

And why the heck doesn't ANYONE mention the start!? The raindeer wtf!? More-than-kickass!


Title: Commando
Post by: MissytroN on March 28, 2005, 10:53:52 AM
Greatest Movie Ever...except for Terminators I & II

Title: Commando
Post by: tmov81 on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
You forgot the best dialogue of the film... and it didn't involve arnie... The true star is bennett in this film:

Militia Man: "Slitting a lịttle girls throat is like cutting warm butter"

Bennett to Militia: "Put the knife away... and shut your mouth"

Bennet to Arius: "I love listening to your little p**sant soldiers trying to talk tough. They make me laugh."

Bennett: "If Matrix was here, he'd laugh too."

Arius: "Mr Bennett, my soldiers are patriots."

Bennett: "Your soldiers are nothing. Matrix and I could kill everyone of them [clicks fingers] in the blink of an eye. Remember that."

Arius: "Are you trying to frighten me?"

Bennett: "I don't have to try. When Matrix finishes the job, he'll be back for his daughter. Now, whether she's alive or dead doesn't matter. Then he'll be after you..."

Bennett: "... Now the only thing between Matrix and you [motions to own chest] is me"

Arius: "It is you... that is afraid Mr Bennett. You... are afraid of Matrix."

Bennett: "Of course. I'm smart. But I have an edge. I have his daughter."


Title: Commando
Post by: Pete on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Hey, don't make fun of poor old Bennett. Vernon Welles played Wez in The Road Warrior, dammit! And even if he WAS a little fat by the time he made Commando, he was a real SAS commando...which means he probably COULD have taken Arnie.

Great movie. I wish the DVD had some of the cut when Arnie chopped off that guy's arm in the shed, supposedly he then took the arm, hit the guy with it, and told him not to cry.

They knew how to make movies in those days...

Title: Commando
Post by: Liutenant Rutt on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Commando is ,without question, the greatest film of all time. It's so bad - it's good. A mad Australian called Bennett? Genius (why'd they have to give him woolen chain mail though?). Let off some steam and watch it.

Title: Commando
Post by: Bill Hiers on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Fun review. Only nitpick is, the "Bad Guy" who tells Matrix he needs to cooperate and is then shot in the head is named Diaz.

Title: Commando
Post by: Wez on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This movie and Stallone's Cobra were the greatest movies from the 80's!

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Post by: John Pickett III on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Great movie.  I want to buy it and it to my B movie collection.  During Arnie's assult on the base, I noticed something strange, he must have mastered a force shield technique.  I know this because he can shoot people, but he can not be shot.  I think that he should show are boys and girls this technique all over the world.

Just my 2 cents.


Title: Re: Commando
Post by: Torgo on April 12, 2007, 09:15:11 PM

Title: Re: Commando
Post by: Torgo on September 18, 2007, 05:36:23 PM
Just a friendly reminder to all Commando fans that the director's cut DVD came out on September 18th and is most excellent.


Also, be sure to check out ( as they were greatly responsible for helping to get Fox to make this special edition Commando DVD.

Title: Re: Commando
Post by: Torgo on November 09, 2007, 08:50:31 PM

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Post by: AndyC on November 09, 2007, 11:30:30 PM
I've posted this before, but it's worth another look. A side-by side comparison of Bennett and Freddie Mercury. Coincidence?

Title: Re: Commando
Post by: Flangepart on November 12, 2007, 11:55:20 AM
Something who impressed me a lot with this movie is the soldier who is killed at least 16 times.. He always returns a scene later in a different situation and he is killed again by Arnold!!!
Clone soldiers!

Arnie is Arnie. Whats not to love. Man, i wish I sold the blanks to the wepons master....I'd have a fortuine!

Title: Re: Commando
Post by: Torgo on December 19, 2007, 09:55:29 PM

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Post by: asimpson2006 on December 20, 2007, 02:03:37 PM
I love this film.  It's corny at times, but Bennett is such a bad ass.  Nothing says bad ass like wearing a chain mail vest and fighting with a knife. 

It's funny to watch Arnold attempted comedy, it's too good.

Title: Re: Commando
Post by: Terff on February 17, 2008, 05:07:37 PM
I saw this movie online a couple months ago. Man oh man! I agree with just about everything the reviewer says. Ms. Rae's acting is terrible (I specifically remember thinking that to myself while I watched her), the fight scenes are incredibly cheesy (amazing how probably 50 heat-packing soldiers cannot even nick Swartz, yet some bad-a dude with a knife can nearly take him down), etc. etc. This movie is just an excuse to blow up stuff. :bouncegiggle: But it still kicks @$$!

What was that overly dramatic line the major said after he learned Matrix was going to "visit" the baddies to get his girl back? "Get ready for WWIII!" or something like that. He, he, he...

Title: Re: Commando
Post by: monoceros4 on February 26, 2008, 08:41:05 PM
Last night I was watching some old MacGyver episodes (ah, MacGyver, another wonderful example of '80s cheese) and who should pop up as the villain in an episode but Vernon Wells.  About ten or fifteen pounds lighter and dressed a bit more conservatively, but not looking or sounding much different than in Commando.

I also watched the movie again semi-recently.  I'd misremembered the boss battle at the end, recalling it for some reason as being far more one-sided than it actually was.  Bennett actually gets some licks in, although he doesn't look as if he should.

By the way, you've got to love how, when the cops show up at the surplus shop to arrest Matrix, they don't even bother to check on the lone car in the otherwise empty parking lot where Rae's waiting.  You think that'd raise a bit of suspicion.

Title: Re: Commando
Post by: AllisonSNLKid on May 26, 2008, 07:40:48 PM
Wow.  I first saw this movie when I was about 7 years old, and have seen it many times since - I still love it.  Bad acting, explosions, the Incredibly Undefeatable Extra, Arnold Schwarzenegger speaking actual dialogue...this movie is still fun to watch!!!

Title: Re: Commando
Post by: Torgo on November 13, 2008, 08:40:37 PM
Here's a funny remix of part of the final battle siege.

Title: Re: Commando
Post by: AllisonSNLKid on January 14, 2009, 10:35:50 PM
That was GREAT!

Title: Re: Commando
Post by: luke-jones on September 19, 2010, 02:00:38 PM
  :thumbdown: :question:

What was that lady thinking?

Arnold asked her to bring Sully over to him and she tries to turn him in?

Excellent action scenes and Quote from Arnold:
Why don't they just call 'em Girl George?

Title: Re: Commando
Post by: KiwiGirl on November 08, 2010, 03:16:20 PM
Now we can all eat Green Berets for Breakfast!

Title: Re: Commando
Post by: torgothegreat on June 22, 2011, 07:36:35 AM
One of my favourite movies of all time, I can watch this film an indefinite number of times and never grow tired of it. The fat-australian accented-chainmail and leather wearing-porno mustache sporting-knife weilding villain is definately one of the best villains i have ever seen in film.