I was anxious to watch it again because of what I remembered about:
1. Dude with jetpack.
2. Dude with jetpack punching Nazi Timothy Dalton IN THE FACE.
3. Dude! Jetpack! Nazis!
4. Jennifer Connelly.
And despite all that still definitely being there. Plus awesome stuff I had forgotten, like Terry O`Quinn playing Howard Hughes (he had hair!), Paul Sorvino playing a mob heavy (again!) and Timothy Dalton's henchman who was straight out of a Dick Tracey comic, I still can't recommend this movie.
It's pretty amazing to see Jennifer Connelly back before Hollywood figured out that her appeal was not "they're real and they're fabulous".
She's smart and she can act.
Watching her play the vapid starlet and girlfriend of the hero (was she really going out with him?) was flat out distracting.
And the movie was kind of slow paced.
If you're not going to have balls-out action every 20 minutes, cast people who can act (I think they did this) and let them act (this- not so much).
So there you go. That's my review of a 20 year old movie.
Next up- Black Hole!