Two movies titled Firepower enter, only one will leave (with that title) as Herman “OmegaPrime” Davis, Mike “Regular Name” Honore, and Robert Rau watch James Coburn play a knock-off James Bond — and a dystopian future ruled by The Ultimate Warrior — to determine which movie should be called Firepower.
Our first movie’s lead role was meant for Charles Bronson, but he backed out at the last minute. Since they owed Sophia Loren a million bucks, they went with a slightly less popular option: James Coburn as an assassin hired to flush out a reclusive billionaire. OJ Simpson is also in this because he was cool in the ’70s. Despite being all over the place, the action and horse deaths don’t stop. Nevertheless, there’s little reason to call this movie Firepower.
The second movie was made in 1993, takes place in 2007, and stars The Ultimate Warrior as The Swordsman, current champion of Death Ring. A couple of cops go undercover to bust an illegal AIDS cure while showing off their awesome fighting skills. Bogged down by endless fights and acceptable choreography, the real sin is the lack of gun violence to justify the title.
This one won’t be a toughie, but are either of these movies good enough to call itself Firepower? Listen if you dare.
Do you have an idea or even want to join the “There Can Be Only One” gang at their next viewing party? Email Robert Rau with your movie suggestion, the days you’re free to watch, and how much beer you can bring.
- Director/Producer: Robert Rau
- Executive Producer: Jeremy White