3.5. If John Carpenter made this the auteurists would be fawning all over it. It has much in common with Escape from LA: it's a dumb-smart satirical action film that projects present concerns about PC authoritarianism into the distant future. The action scenes are well done and you can tell that the director came from an artistic background. Underrated.
A classic satire of action movies and the political correct culture that was prevelant in the 90s....and now. Snipes is incredible. Bullock is beautiful. And Stallone is having tons of fun. Love how throughout the movie anytime someone cusses you can hear the fines being printed in the background. Leary has a pretty great monologue too. Consumer capitalism also gets picked on a bit as well. Great action flick
A fun 1990s sci-fi action comedy. It's daft but fun to watch, and good in parts but full of flaws, in a similar way as The Fifth Element. Both Demolition Man and The Fifth Element could've been great but they fall way short of greatness and appear as dated 1990s guilty pleasures, unlike the likes of Total Recall for instance, which still holds up well today despite it's flaws.
Preposterous 90's action/comedy that's decidedly heavy on the comedy and would likely pass for a PG-13 rating these days. The opening shots of a burning Hollywood sign and Sylvester Stallone bungee-jumping out of a helicopter with dual guns blazing are nearly iconic, but from there the movie devolves into 'slightly more tolerable than Judge Dredd' territory. A totally committed Wesley Snipes runs away with the film.