“Fubar” turns out to be the best on-screen father-daughter story Schwarzenegger has ever been a part of, but there are a few aspects that stand out clearly, most notably in the 1985 R-rated instant-action classic “Commando.” The unbreakable connection between retired Delta Force soldier John Matrix and his daughter Jenny (Alyssa Milano) is established early on in the opening minutes during what is surely the most macho montage of Schwarzenegger’s career. Arnold’s display of muscles as he carries a tree trunk up the side of a mountain is immediately thwarted as he carries Jenny in his arms, revealing a sweet collection of scenes depicting his lonely, idyllic life in a remote cabin. .
Now that their connection has been shown onscreen, when Jenny is kidnapped minutes later by the Matrix’s old associate Bennett (a virtually unrecognizable Vernon Wells), it’s entirely justified that the Matrix start amassing an arsenal that ends up kicking off one of the bloodiest riots in history. 1980s By the time “Commando” enters its explosive and graphically violent final act, the Matrix has already jumped out of a plane, swung like Tarzan through the Sherman Oaks mall, kidnapped a flight attendant, thrown a man off a cliff, impaled a a former Green Beret, and committed grand theft by breaking into an army surplus store.
But that’s okay! Everything is in the name of her daughter, who has to be rescued at all costs. The Matrix becomes an unstoppable one-man army that literally murders hundreds of people just to save Jenny. In the end, the Matrix only carries her daughter in her arms instead of the huge array of weapons, grenades, and rocket launchers it took to get her back. Fortunately, Jenny wasn’t there to witness her father dish out an extraordinarily disturbing level of carnage just to make sure he was safe.
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