REVIEW: I Come In Peace
Oh hell yeah! This is probably one the best Dolph Lundgren movies ever (and if you don't think Lundgren rocks go suck a dick) , and without a doubt the most unknown of his features. I Come in Peace pits Dolph Lundgren against an extraterrestial drug dealer in present day Houston! What more do you need than that?
Dolph plays Detective Jack Caine, and along with FBI Agent Arwood (played by Brian Benben) stumble onto a drug war between to aliens. The evil alien (played by Matthias Hues....he's the steroid monger from No Retreat No Surrender 2) interrupts a drug deal that Caine's partner was trying to bust, and kills everyone with a flying CD that is fired from his wrist (he's got some pretty sweet gear strapped all over his forearm). The alien takes the heroin from the deal, and begins to execute his plan. By injecting the heroin in massive doses into humans (through the use of a coaxial cable....this alien loves his audio visual accessories), the alien can than extract endorphines from the head (by jamming a large hollow blade through his victim's skulls....again, this device comes from his Swiss Army forearm) and refine them into a perfect drug....which will eventually be distributed on his home planet (most likely Jupiter, as it is the 'evil' planet of our solar system). The alien drug dealer spends large parts of his day accosting his victims by throwing them to the ground, opening their shirts, injecting the heroin through his RCA cable into their chests, and then extracting the drugs from their skulls and afterwards enjoys a gingerbread latte at Dunkin Donuts. Oh yeah, everytime he molests one of his victims he states "I Come In Peace".....hence the title of the movie. Got it?
The alien however is hunted by a law enforcement alien and the two wage a battle that lays waste to Houston in a manner that has not been seen since Michael Caine led a swarm of killer bees there in The Swarm. The alien drug dealer manages to get the drop on the alien cop, and mortally wounds him.... during one of there many spectacular shootouts. Their weapons kick ass.....hand held pistols that fire rounds like gattling guns. Nice.
Fortunately, the alien finds Detective Caine who has figured out that it is an alien killing the murder victims, but no one believes him. The wounded alien tells Caine and his partner about the drug the evil alien is harvesting and makes them promise to stop him. Then he explodes....the preferred method of dying by all off-worlders.
I Come In Peace, is one of those early 1990's movies that is low on acting, decent on story (although there are parts ripped from Predator, and most of the Cop sequences are the standard shit you see in any Detective focused movie), but high, and I mean on high on explosions. The weapons that the aliens carry blow the shit out of everything. There is a shootout in a parking garage.....well, not many automobiles make it out alive. The movie also delivers some classic lines that are well worth watching for. The strange thing about I Come in Peace is that it has an alternative title. Dark Angel. Why? No fucking clue. I've never seen a box with that particular title, however it does seem to be billed as such on the web. Other than that this is one of Dolph Lundgren's coolest movies, and as always, he lays down the Ironside Agenda with little difficulty. Dolph, Dolph!
Hamlin Grade: 8
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