Judge David Johnson thinks that Brad Tolliver should sit in a rocking chair while he's on the ice.
"If the dome is falling down around your ass, don't move!"
In 1995, Jean-Claude Van Damme combined the best elements of human civilization—stern parenting, NHL playoff hockey, and helicopters—into one unforgettable experience.
Facts of the Case
Darren McCord (Van Damme, Universal Soldier) is a brave firefighter and a dedicated father. Unfortunately, a routine house fire ended in tragic circumstances, leading to a downward personal spiral. Now, struggling to connect with his estranged children and scarred by the traumas of his past, McCord does what any desperate and broken man would do: score some sweet seats to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
As he and his kids settle in for an evening of white-knuckle Penguins-on-Blackhawks action, he inadvertently gets sucked into a real-time terrorist attack. A maniac named Foss (Powers Boothe, Tombstone) has captured the Vice-President and is threatening to kill him, by blowing up Luc Robitaille and everyone else in the Mellon Arena if he doesn't get what he wants.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, let us spill our gratitude for the cornucopia of awesomeness that is this movie, and deliver an itemized list of what we're thankful for when it comes to Sudden Death…
I Am Thankful For Those Dumb Kids
I Am Thankful For Hockey Equipment
I Am Thankful For Slow-On-The-Trigger Terrorists
I Am Thankful For Helpful Arson Tips
I Am Thankful For Dry Ice And Chicken Bones
I Am Thankful The Penguins Organization Allowed Their Beloved Mascot To
Get His Head Chopped Up By An Oven Fan
I Am Thankful For Villainous Ineptitude
And Most Of All…I Am Thankful For This Sudden Death
Actually, Sudden Death is so awesome it retroactively makes Die Hard a Sudden Death rip-off.
If you don't own this yet, you should be fed to wild dogs.
Give us your feedback!
What's "fair"? Whether positive or negative, our reviews should be unbiased, informative, and critique the material on its own merits.
Scales of Justice
Review content copyright © 2013 David Johnson; Site design and review layout copyright © 2014 Verdict Partners LLC. All rights reserved.