I remember seeing this movie when it first came out, and I liked it, but for years I didn't think it was that great. I think it has aged really well, though, and I actually think I may like it better now. It's awesome in that cheesy action movie way- the way an action movie should be cheesy. I don't know- maybe Michael Bay could learn something from this film.
Anyway, despite really liking it (I tend to like bad movies, but I don't ignore the fact that it's bad) I saw some things here that I was surprised they never touched on during the show.
Am I the only one who saw that Thomas Jane is in this movie? With awesome hair! Come on, how could they not even mention that if only because his hair is AMAZING!
Obvious stunt doubles- did anyone else notice how obvious the stunt doubles are in this movie? Especially when they're thrown from the boat because the slow shot takes like 30 seconds, and it's clearly not Nick Cage or John Travolta flying away from the boat. It's just super noticeable in this movie- particularly in that scene.
I saw this movie in theaters when it came out. In the "Somewhere over the rainbow" scene- You know, I think this may be the first movie I ever saw that had a kids song playing over something horrible happening. That's a trope now, but I wanna say this was the first time I saw that.
When Nick Cage as Archer gets introduced to Castor's son he goes bad acting version of PTSD saying another kids name and hugging him and the only thing Tasha (Gina Gershon) says is "you're scaring him." It's as if that wasn't super bizarre- even for Castor Troy I'd think that'd come off really weird.
Why does Castor Archer (bad guy Travolta) cut up his face when, basically, plastic surgery is how the faces are switched? What difference does that make?
They did kind of touch on this, but this is supposed to be some super new exciting technology that they can switch faces, and it seems like the people that were killed were the only ones who can perform this surgery because it's so new and whatever, but then they suddenly are able to get another team of doctors that can totally figure out how to do that. Ya, Archer, you're gonna be fine, you know how you thought for good reason that you'd never get your face back? Don't worry about it there are actually other people that know how to do this surgery too... apparently.
Why does Castor Archer (bad guy Travolta) seem to protect Archers daughter from an idiot trying to rape her in her own driveway one minute and sexually assault her the next? He clearly seems to despise the concept of rape in that one scene, but yet in other scenes he's all about it. I can't wrap my head around what that says about the character.
This movie is great. Despite it's flaws. Broken Arrow... not so much.