Despite the constant denial by leaders of the free world, the existence of MegaForce, a phantom army of super elite fighting men whose weapons are the most powerful science can devise, has officially been confirmed. Megaforce is all about preserving freedom and justice around the globe so when a third world dictator threatens this, Megaforce led by their leader Ace Hunter, springs into action. Hal Needham's Megaforce is an incredibly cheesy, at times nonsensical, action film which certainly wears its patriotism on its sleeve. Many seem to classify a film like Megaforce in the "so bad it's good" category and while the film does consist of some of the most abysmal blue-screen and miniature work I've seen, I'm not sure I would go that far. I found it surprising just how poorly paced Megaforce was, leaving me checking the time far too often. This stems from the fact that the plot of Megaforce is simplistic and yet nothing seems to really happen outside of a few scenes of conflict towards the end of the film. What I did enjoy a lot was the insane dialogue throughout this film which is incredibly cheesy and at times nonsensical. One of my favorite moments being when Ace Hunter is asked about his relationship with an old ally who went rogue. He explains: "I was so close to getting him back on our side, but then he stole my lighter". Yep, this is the type of stupidity this movie brings to the table. Megaforce features a much more colorful palette then I ever would of expected, using bright blue, purple and red at different times to create this odd, almost scifi-esque experience. Honestly Megaforce is a film which I have a hard time reviewing cause I don't think it reached the "awfully good" tag, yet I couldn't help enjoy that an elite fighting force uses spandex as their uniform.
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