Demolition Man – Tamara’s Never Seen

A movie with Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes where Taco Bell survived the franchise wars. Tamara finally checks out, Demolition Man.

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  1. I had never heard of Demolition Man until that Nostalgia Critic review. Also, I love Tamara’s hatred of Rob Schneider. I actually like Rob Schneider more than Adam Sandler sometimes. Plus, I think the 3 seashells was a prank. Lastly, I really hope you see Scott Pilgrim v. The World. I will be so friggin happy if that happens. ^.^

  2. TragicGuineaPig

    I’m not sure how “cryogenic prison” is any kind of punishment. It’s not like you’re actually aware of the time passing, or getting any older or anything that would be any kind of deterrent. You go in, and the next thing you know, it’s the future.

    The only thing I can think of is that it removes the criminal element from society without killing or long-term imprisonment. But if they’re trapped forever in cryogenic freeze, what’s the real difference between that and the death penalty?

    Seems to me they didn’t really think through this new penal system.

    If you’re going to have a character named Phoenix in your film, it really should be a red-haired telepath girl who turns into a giant fire bird.

  3. I always love Tamara’s takes on these movies I grew up with.

    Demolition Man was definitely fun. Unfortunately the casting of Stallone and Rob Schneider is probably what sold the studio on Dredd 2 years later.

    She didn’t bring up 90’s comedian Dennis Leary as Edgar Friendly the underground rebel guy and his rant. Almost makes me want to sing: “I’m an asshole!” (look it up, actual song)

  4. Jeez what movies have you seen?

  5. The way I saw Stallone knocking her out wasn’t “Man feels woman cant handle herself”
    He’s gotten to know her over the course of the movie and how naive she was about what it’s like to be in a violent scenario. Yes, she knew martial arts, but she actually had to KILL someone for the first time.
    Murder, before these events, was unheard of in her life. And to take another persons life with a gun so soon while her whole world was in chaos? A normal person would be in no fit state after taking their first life, let alone her.
    I think Stallone saw the effect it had on her and, having been there himself, knew that she would be in no mental condition for any more violence than she already has been exposed to for the first time.
    I saw it as an act of compassion that mirrored the cliche, but was not actually an example of it.

    • Nah, I think you’re all reading too much into it.

      They just exchanged one overused trope for another. Instead of Sandra Bullock’s character being taken hostage (way overused), they went with the (less overused) lone hero knocks out his ally so he can face his enemy alone without “dragging you into this”…I’m just glad she didn’t become the hostage/damsel in distress.

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