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Demolition High (1996)/ Demolition University (1997) - 14/6/2012 4:37:46 AM   
Phubbs


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Demolition High (1996)

OK so we all know of the old adage 'Die Hard on a...' well this would come under the term 'Die Hard in a school' literately.

Fun to watch but never a great actor Corey Haim leads this 'Toy Soldiers' rip off as a group of terrorists take over a rather sparsely populated high school and its up to him to save the day.

The whole thing is really very cheap and dumb but somehow enjoyable. The big bad villain is played by Jeff Kober and he growls nicely into the camera as he threatens the students. His accomplices are all faceless with no background development accept for one female who seems to be there simply for sex appeal and the fetish of watching a woman kill faceless policemen and security guards. She was obviously the directors fave thing as she adorns the films poster for some reason.

Haim even has his own white vest in some sequences in a cute homage (?) to the film they are ripping off haha. Loving the cheapness, loving Haim's huge ridiculous earring (what is that about?) and loving the total predictability of the happy ending. Had this been made in the 80's it could of been a trashy cult.



Demolition University (1997)

OK so the first film was 'Die Hard' in a school so one must assume this second film, going by the title, is 'Die Hard' in a university?. No your wrong aha! its not that obvious a rip off all over again but done even worse, its actually got nothing to do with any university so the title makes no sense what so ever hehe bet you didn't see that coming eh.

So Haim is back, how can the same shit happen to the same guy twice? beats me. If you liked the first then your in for a treat because this sequel is exactly the same as the first accept its set in a power plant and errr that's it.

So yes I'm not joking its exactly the same. The plot follows the same route, has the same characters all the way through including another sexy femme fatale that kills faceless security guards and ends as you have previously seen also. So not much to say really, its not as good as the first, the school setting was more fun, the bad guys were more fun in the first and this just seems way too overblown with threats of chemical warfare and blowing up power plants etc...although the first wasn't exactly sensible.

Haim's earring is smaller but his quirky cheeky attitude is still likeable which helps the film. Its still cheap and nasty but it does have some charm, just not as much as the original film.
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