Since myself and Madison are old farts (a whopping 42 and 44 years old) we tend to get nostalgic when watching movies that are a bit older than this new generation of crazy graphic blockbuster films. I for one can appreciate technology in films but I hate when it’s used “just” to be used. Because in many cases it sacrifices the quality of a film.
So I decided to create this little column called “Movies We can Appreciate” which is going to focus on those movies that tend to be a bit older, focus on the story, characters, and just all around awesomeness. I will write 10 things I like about each film and hopefully we shall discuss at the end.
This week’s first film is the terrorist chase movie Nighthawks starring Sylvester Stallone, Rutger Hauer and Billy Dee Williams
For those of you who don’t know the plot a writer summed it up nicely
Deke DaSilva and Matthew Fox are two New York cops who get transferred to an elite anti-terrorism squad. About this same time, an infamous international terrorist shows up in New York looking to cause some chaos. It’s up to DaSilva and Fox to stop him, but will they be in time…?
Don’t worry, there will be no spoilers in these articles. So let’s get to 10 reasons why this movie kicks ass.
1. Sylvester Stallone’s beard and mustache are legendary.
2. Billy Dee Williams as a sidekick? Check.
3. One of the best uses of a song by the Rolling Stones. (they use the song “Brown Sugar” in a critical moment in the film)
4. Rutger Hauer is one of the coolest terrorists ever in this movie
5. The use of the Roosevelt Island tram is highly badass.
6. Bionic Woman Lindsay Wagner is in this movie!
7. Seriously, they don’t make terrorist movies like they used to. This has a solid plot, great chase scenes, and even solid acting.
8. Pretty cool twist – I guess for 1981 it was a cool twist
9. Obviously the leather jackets involved in this film
10. Did I mention Stallone’s beard?
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