Filmed before and then postponed in light of 9/11, this Ah-nold flick somehow manages nonetheless to uncannily enact the rage of every American whose gut reaction after Septembers events was to annihilate now, ask questions later. Our bemuscled hero easily navigates a studio-generated, English-speaking Colombia and its network of drug lords and guerillas to hunt down the terrorists responsible for killing his family. Questions about the drug war and American foreign policy are padded over like so many skinny quadriceps, and the twist at the end is less about surprise than it is about tasting a more complete revenge.
Director: Andrew Davis
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger