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3165965Last week we took a break when it came to having an Ass Whoopin Wednesdays film because we were busy watching another film for our 365 movies in 36 days challenge blog. So this week, we decided to pick a film Chow Yun-Fat (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) that we’ve always wanted to watch in The Replacement Killers. John Lee (Yun-Fat) is one of the best assassins that money can buy. After a drug lord’s (Kenneth Tsang) son gets killed, John is tasked with doing a revenge job for him, but John’s conscience gets in the way and he fails to do the job. Knowing that he failed to do it, he will seek the help of a documents forger (Mira Sorvino) to get papers to go back to China. The only problem is that the drug lord has already hired replacement killers to not only finish the job, but to take you out as well. The film also stars Michael Rooker (Guardians Of The Galaxy) as Det. Zedkov, Jürgen Prochnow (Das Boot) as Michael Kogan, Til Schweiger (Inglorious Basterds) as Ryker, Danny Trejo (The Devil’s Rejects) as Collins, Clifton Collins Jr. (Triple 9) as Loco, Carlos Gomez (Desperado) as Hunt, Patrick Kilpatrick (Last Man Standing) as Pryce, and the film was directed by Antoine Fuqua (The Magnificent Seven). Before we get into the review of the film, let’s check out some stats:

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replacement_killers_mira_sorvino_washWe decided to do this one as a tag team scenario just because he actually does team with her on she kind of gets in on the fun. As Far as Chow Yun-Fat’s stats are concerned, he has about 24 ko’s/kills, but no origin story other than the fact that he is an assassin. He really doesn’t have a love interest because he’s too busy trying to get home to save his family. Some friends of his do end up getting killed in the film which adds more fuel to the fire for him to finish the job. The big boss is defeated and of course watch the film to see how it happens.Most of her stats are the same except for the fact that I believe she only has three kills in the film total (it could be four). This film must have been very different for Yun-Fat because there is little to no martial arts in the film at all, it is a straight up fire fight with tons of guns. The 90’s was such a funny time because films were always trying to be hip especially with the imagery  like the clothing or the attitudes. I mean who dresses like the replacement killers in reality? This was a decent film, but there was just way too many times where certain actors were just trying too hard like Sorvino when she was being questioned by the cops. It was like ok, we get it you’re rebellious. The action however in the film is actually pretty cool and worth checking out and it’s the selling point of the film. I am going to give the film 3.3 fists out of five for a final grade.

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TV isolated vintageFor today’s Cheeseball Cinema review, I have decided to review a film from the kings of Cheeseball Troma Entertainment and the classic film that launched the company to new heights in The Toxic Avenger. The film is about the biggest twerp of Tromaville, New Jersey (which happens to be the Chemical waste dump capital of the US) named Melvin Junko (Mark Torgl) and how one day transforms the rest of his life. You see Tromaville is a corrupt town that thieves, murderers, wackos roam the streets at free will. Well on one fateful day, Melvin will face the biggest humiliation of his life at the health club that sees him land in a barrel of toxic waste. The toxic waste will transform the 90 lb weakling into a deformed crime fighting machine hell bent on cleaning up his town. The movie stars Mitch Cohen (Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV) as The Toxic Avenger, Andree Maranda as Sara, Jennifer Babtist (Class Of Nuke ‘Em High) as Wanda, Cindy Manion (Blow Out) as Julie, Robert Prichard (Head Games) as Slug, Gary Schneider (Class of Nuke ‘Em High) as Bozo, Pat Ryan (Street Trash) as Mayor Belgoody, Dick Martinsen (*batteries not included) as Officer Clancy, Dan Snow (Troma War) as Cigar Face, and Patrick Kilpatrick (Last Man Standing) as Leroy with Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz directing the film.

toxic avenger girlsThis film is special in more ways than one because Troma challenged the norm and they took a lot of crap for it. They took the phrase camp concepts and B-Movies to a whole new level that hadn’t been seen before and they were unapologetic about it too. The Toxic Avenger as corny and cheesy as it maybe is a classic and one of my favorite Troma releases. The film meets all of the guidelines of what would be a perfect cheeseball cinema film from bad acting to over the top scenes, to some nice looking naked girls. The scene where Bozo runs over the kid on the bike is an a scene and an image that will last in my head forever. I remember the first time I saw this, that image haunted me for a very long time. The last time I checked, Hollywood was supposedly remaking the original Toxic Avenger, but then again I haven’t heard anything for a while now and it makes me wonder if their still doing it. There is plenty of cheesy scenes and weird chaaracters to make any fan of b-movies happy. On a scale of 1 being close to an A-List Hollywood film and 5 being the cheesiest film of all time, this one definitely gets a four on the scale, but again don’t let that fool you because this is one of my all time favorite Troma films.

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