The Ultimate Weapon (Review)

Hulk… Smash?

Well, I find it strange that such a film like this existed. When it comes to movies featuring Hulk Hogan, they’re either bad funny or not worth whatever you spent them on.

Anyhow, it starts out in a war zone and Double H himself storms through taking the role of a mercenary named Ben “Hardball” Cutter. What’s Cutter doing? Well, Cutter is assigned to a task fighting in a war and his girlfriend Lorrie (Lynne Adams) disapproves of him being a mercenary because he never has time for anyone but the war. Gotta love movies like this. So Cutter’s new assignment requires him to team up with some troops and a new Colonel named Roark (Michael D’Amico) who he’s never met before. Things start out a little rough at first, mainly because Cutter’s partnered with a man named Dean (Carl Marotte) who happens to be the son of his dead associate. However, after getting to know each other, they get along as they take out some weapon selling mercenaries in Serbia. But Cutter notices something suspicious about Roark and his soldiers. And before nobody knows it (both Cutter and I saw this coming) the two buddy soldiers are no longer on any terms with Roark’s soldiers, who are IRA gunmen. Let’s just say explosions ended the deal. Both troops collect their earnings and leave the army forever. So that means Cutter has more time for family and building his dream ranch, right? Noooo, because Roark’s boss Dylan McBride (Daniel Pilon) has assigned his troops to hunt down both Cutter and Dean as well as the whole family. Cutter already has issues with family as he is unable to bond with his 20-year old pole dancing daughter Mary Kate (Cyndy Preston), and once she gets in the hunting range of McBride, it’s up to Cutter and Steve to find her and Lorrie. But when everyone still alive is laying low, they’re dealing with a really big issue only Cutter can take care of.

Well, there’s not a whole lot of plot. But that’s because it’s an action movie and usually those don’t have much plot at all. It’s good old fashioned late 90s action, the way people liked it back then. And it starred Hogan, another personal favourite among back then, even though he was in some pretty questionable roles. This one the most unbelievable but probably because I’ve never seen him with that kind of hairstyle before. Dialogue was a bit up and down ranging from interesting to inferior. Acting needed a little more work, and once again, Canadian cinema uses obsolete actors whose careers may have gotten ruined by this experience or another. Doesn’t require a lot of brain power to watch, unless you’re watching it for every single flaw. Actually, I think these late 90s full lengths are numbing my brain.

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