For whatever reason, I decided to buy Steel today, yes, that Steel. Here are some random thoughts I have on the movie.
I enjoy this movie. (For the record, I also enjoyed Catwoman.) Even I have no idea how this was made.
To say Shaq is not a very charismatic actor might be an understatement. However, he is believable as John Henry. He does come off as a likable but his acting is not, umm, convincing. How convincing does he have to be in a 90s superhero flick? Apparently, he doesn’t. If I were to leave it at that this movie isn’t great. Then it does something, it charms the hell outta me. There is a 70s blaxploitation wah guitar doused soundtrack mixed with 90s hip-hop. There is a bad guy with an eyepatch and leather vest with a smart-talking gang. Oh, and Richard Roundtree shows up. Judd Nelson is also there and he hangs out with a guy that looks like a longhaired Lars Ulrich.
The costume is about 10 degrees away from Bibleman ridiculousness which makes me like the movie that much more.
For all of this movie’s faults, it is a lot of fun. A lot of dumb superhero, family friendly-ish, neo-blaxploitation fun.