Director: Mark Hartley
Cast: Molly Ringwald, Bo Derek, Dolph Lundgren
Spoilers Within: No
Originally posted 28th March 2016 on Letterboxd.
Mostly inessential, but some of the anecdotes are amusing enough to glaze over the remedial quality of it all. One such anecdote about Chuck Norris’ Missing in Action and its competently named sequel Missing in Action 2 was a prime example of Cannon founders Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus’ philosophy: make it up as you go and care not about logical coherence (Missing in Action 2 was green-lit and production began before the first instalment had even finished, but was received so poorly by the sequels’ director that they shunned narrative sense and released the sequel first).
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films is competent enough, but paints its accounts far too broadly to be of any lasting interest, though it’s arguably more entertaining than most of Cannon’s own B-movie trash. In the end, all it really served as was a reminder of a handful of films I’ve yet to see and to seek out those I hadn’t heard previous to watching.