Have you seen the movie Missing in Action (1984)? Here’s my thoughts on it in my Missing In Action movie review. Chuck Norris made his name starring in this type of action movie, here we will take a look and see if it is worth your time watching.
So if you have seen Rambo First Blood Part II, this is the Chuck Norris’s version although this actually came out the year before.
- Missing In Action Movie Review (1984 Action Film)
- Running Time: 101 Mins
- Released By: 101 Films
- Budget: $1.5 Million Box Office: $22.8 Million
- Starring Chuck Norris ; M. Emmet Walsh ; David Tress ; Lenore Kasdorf ; James Hong ; Erich Anderson
The basic plot Colonel James Braddock (Chuck Norris) is sent into Vietnam to rescue American POW’s. However as you might guess things don’t go quite to plan as the POW’s have been moved leading to Braddock to track them down and free them. What follows is some classic 80’s action, gunfire, explosions and a nasty enemy to deal with. I won’t spoil it by giving any more plot details away but I doubt you will be that surprised. That’s not to say it’s a bad plot it’s pretty simple stuff, but these movies lets be honest are all about the action and it has that.
It’s worth noting the critics at the time gave overwhelmingly negative reviews, despite this the movie went on to make over $22 million at the box office.
Conclusion – Missing In Action Movie Review (Blu-ray)
So is it any good? Well I enjoyed it, maybe because I watched plenty of these type of action movies growing up! Come on it’s an 80’s action film.
If you are looking for an action movie, this is not too bad. Clearly they knew they had to make the best of the budget they had.
Whilst it was given a hard time by critics it has a bit of a cult following among Chuck Norris fans and was followed by a prequel Missing In Action 2: The Beginning (1985) and Braddock: Missing In Action III (1988)
So what is my movie rating for Missing In Action (1984)?
- Movie Rating: WELL WORTH WATCHING
- Blu-ray Sound & Picture Quality: GOOD
Nothing to worry about here, it’s a good print, better than any other copy you may have. The Blu-ray is worth upgrading to.
Missing In Action (1984) is availble now on Blu-ray.
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Lets finish with the Missing In Action movie trailer (Note this trailer has not been restored unlike the Blu-ray)
So that was my Chuck Norris, Missing In Action movie review, Its a must from action film fans. Are you a fan of these kind of films? Do you agree with my review? Please subscribe and leave a comment about either the film or review.
If you enjoyed this review then take a look at our Missing In Action 2 review.
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Missing In Action (1984) Blu-ray
Actor(s): Chuck Norris
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