Firewalker (1986)

Firewalker (1986)

Director: J Lee Thompson
Starring: Chuck Norris, Louis Gossett Jr., Melody Anderson

Synopsis:
A duo of adventurers take on a contract to search for gold of indeterminate Mesoamerican origin, but a ruthless priest (also of indeterminate Mesoamerican origin) stands in their way.

Impressions:
This is a fairly typical example of the cheesy output of Golan-Globus and it'd be utterly forgettable if it wasn't for the amazing chemistry between Chuck Norris and Louis Gossett Jr. Forget the love interest. ^o^ I also like that they didn't have Chuck be his normal boring invincible hero self. Max Donigan is pretty good in a fight, but don't count on him to hit much of anything with a firearm in his hand and generally don't trust his judgment. I'm ribbing the movie a bit in my synopsis for never settling on the origin of the gold or the lead villain. Aztec? Maya? Apache? These are all different things, people. You get Sonny Landham as the villain, which is cool, and also John Rhys-Davies attempting to do a Southern accent. It's amazing. ^o^ If you don't take your cinema viewing too seriously and have nothing better to do with your time, you could do worse.

Rating:
50/50


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