Terry Hogan finds himself in need of rescue from VR torture by a group of precocious scamps who discover they love the smell of burning man flesh.
First things first, let's talk about Hulk Hogan's acting prowess. Or lack thereof. His line delivery is about as subtle as a sledgehammer to the face, and his attempts at emotional depth are about as convincing as a toupee made of spaghetti. But hey, we're not here for Oscar-worthy performances, right?
The plot is a convoluted mess that feels like it was written on a napkin during a coffee break. Hogan plays a secret agent who is inexplicably also a suburban dad. I guess he wanted to show off his multitasking skills? The story jumps from one ridiculous scenario to another, with more holes than Swiss cheese. It's a wild ride, but not intentionally in the way we enjoyed it.
The supporting cast is a mixed bag. There are a few familiar faces, but their talents are wasted in this nonsensical adventure. The villains are as cartoonish as they come, with evil plans that would make Dr. Evil facepalm. And let's not forget the obligatory kid sidekick, whose sole purpose seems to be providing the occasional cringe-worthy one-liner.
Now, let's talk about the special effects. It's surprisingly full of quality stunts and explosions. For the time, even the laser gun effects are fine.
Despite all its flaws, "Secret Agent Club" does have a certain charm to it. It's the kind of movie you watch with a group of friends, armed with plenty of popcorn and a hearty dose of irony. It's so bad that it's almost good, but not quite. It's a cheesy mess that doesn't quite reach the so-bad-it's-good status.
"Secret Agent Club" is an absurd, poorly acted, and visually underwhelming film. But if you're in the mood for some mindless entertainment and enjoy watching Hulk Hogan ham it up on screen, then go ahead and give it a shot. Just make sure to bring your sense of humor and a tolerance for over-the-top cheese.
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So when are we doing the far superior to Point Break Gary Busey as crazed parachutist vehicle Drop Zone, starring Wesley Snipes? Fluorescent light to the face is a classic!
I, too, have been obsessed with Wesley ever since I saw his glorious legs wrapped in stockings in To Wong Foo!
And thanks for the reply! On a more serious note, Drop Zone is really terrible but also a ton of fun.
You guys are the best. Currently hitting the Superman 4/Supergirl/punisher stretch. American Ninja had me rolling. I'm just about peeing my pants for Last Dragon. Super glad I found this podcast!
I finally got to last dragon. So happy everyone recommended it, it's one of my favorites. Was shocked no one mentioned Julius Carry's Briscoe connection, but then heard the follow up episodes. Yes, I realize the huge gap between comments, you guys had Joe Fulgham on, and I wound up getting sucked into caustic soda for a couple months.
I feel like I mentioned this before, but I don't see it in the comments: 1995's The Immortals with Eric Roberts and Tony Curtis as mafioso, a heist crew made up of William Forsyth, Joe Pantoliano, Clarence Williams III, Chris Rock, Keira Mulroney, and Tia Carrere. The cast is ridiculous, especially for a bad movie! There's also a heroin addicted Cleopatra. I'm pretty sure oingo bingo's dead man's party makes an appearance (maybe over the end credits? Maybe just on the soundtrack?). This is the movie that got me into oingo boingo.