I’ve never understood Hollywood. Case in point: The flick from which the clip above is drawn. Now your garden variety 6-year-old yard ape would be more likely to come up with a better title for this flick than Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins. I mean, the flippin’ pulp series upon which this movie is based was called The Destroyer, for pity’s sake. What – too macho-sounding? Too obtuse? I don’t know “Remo Williams” doesn’t exactly tell me “this guy’s gonna kick some ass” like “The Punisher” or “Matt Helm” or even my personal fave “Derek Flint.” “Remo Williams” sounds like some guy that sells musical instrument accessories for a living . . .
So they do this movie and put Fred Ward in as the hero. Not a bad guy and a decent actor, but let’s just say he’s not the most versatile thespian out there. Then they saddle him with a lame-o script, stilted direction, and the worst marketing this side of Plan 9 From Outer Space. The scene above is a study in bad acting and what would have been some pretty cool moves – if we were watching James Bond do ’em. Still. Anyway. Enjoy.