Some funny gags enliven the stupid sci-fi spoof Suburban Commando. Lame vehicle for wrestler Hulk Hogan is a bad 'high-concept' effort marrying two elements. Hogan is an intergalactic warrior who travels to earth for some r&r, instantly becoming a fish out of water boarding at suburbanites Christopher Lloyd and Shelley Duvall's house. Lloyd is a Casper Milquetoast architect who briefly becomes the title character by donning Hogan's muscle-enhancing power suit.

Some funny gags enliven the stupid sci-fi spoof Suburban Commando. Lame vehicle for wrestler Hulk Hogan is a bad ‘high-concept’ effort marrying two elements. Hogan is an intergalactic warrior who travels to earth for some r&r, instantly becoming a fish out of water boarding at suburbanites Christopher Lloyd and Shelley Duvall’s house. Lloyd is a Casper Milquetoast architect who briefly becomes the title character by donning Hogan’s muscle-enhancing power suit.

Special effects are okay in copying and spoofing the Star Wars films, with good stunts as Hogan battles two intergalactic bounty hunters sent to kill him. His final battle with his evil nemesis (William Ball) is an underwhelming anticlimax. Casting of top talent Lloyd and Duvall was a good idea, but both are underutilized.

Suburban Commando

Production

New Line. Director Burt Kennedy, Gary Davis; Producer Howard Gottfried; Screenplay Frank Cappello; Camera Bernd Heinl, Ken Lambkin, Richard Clabaugh, Charlie Lieberman; Editor Terry Stokes; Music David Michael Frank; Art Director Ivo Cristante, C.J. Strawn

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1991. Running time: 90 MIN.

With

Terry 'Hulk' Hogan Christopher Lloyd Shelley Duvall Larry Miller William Ball Jack Elam
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