Broken Arrow (1996) (#ad)
Release Date: February 9th, 1996
Broken Arrow directed by Hong Kong cult favorite none other than John Woo.
This big-budget Hollywood blockbuster of John was very special to him after his 'not so impressive' low budget Hollywood debut Film, “Hard Target” in 1993.
His movies are always known for their spectacular explosion scenes and realistic fight sequences.
Intriguing dialogues, characters and well crafted scenes are what make Broken Arrow an amazing movie.
This Hollywood flick was the biggest hit of 1996.The star cast of the movie includes Christian Slater and John Travolta.
The story penned by Graham Yost basically deals with theft of two important American nuclear weapons.
Broken Arrow is basically a duel between two military pilots whose character was played by Christian Slater and John Travolta.
They have been very close friends for a long time but little did Christian Slater know that Travolta was stabbing at his back setting him up as a decoy for his master-plan..stealing the nuclear war heads.
These pilots were assigned with a secret mission that includes low-altitude training with the Stealth bomber.
As the movie proceeds, the viewers come to know that Travolta is actually a traitor who is planning to kill Slater and is involved in stealing the bomb, selling it to a syndicate whose intention is to blackmail the government.
The movie plot is interesting as well as fascinating.In the few initial scenes, the movie laboriously sets up a hot-shot rivalry between the two pilots where they are boxing with each other.
Travolta tries to taunt Slater by saying that he lacks the will to win.
At that particular moment, the viewers think that might the entire story revolve around how Slater will find his will to win and will demonstrate this to Travolta.
Tagalong, another important character of this movie is played by Samantha Mathis. She keeps on following Slater everywhere, warns him and helps him to get out of trouble.
Apart from this popular fight scene, this movie comprises of a series of chases that includes hummers, police cars, helicopters, campers, raging rivers, mine shaft and a runaway train and whatnot?
There is a kind of suspense,especially when the two enemies exchange their plans,communicate with the phone that creates an intense vibe.
At a point of time, it appears that Travolta is about to win. But when he looks out of the door of freight car, he finds Slater’s helicopter right there with Slater pointing his rifle towards him.
Writer's Views -
The only problem with the movie is that John Travolta is seriously miscast for playing the role of nuclear terrorist.
In some scenes, he struggles to play the grey shade. But the interesting plot, thrilling action scenes and intriguing dialogues is what makes this movie a must watch.