Friday, September 23, 2016

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014) Review

" A Golan/Globus Film"

Does that sound familiar to anyone? It might if you happen to be fan of anything related to the 80's. Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014) covers the history of the rise and fall of some of the best and worst classic films from The Cannon Group. They are responsible for a lot of cult classics like the Breakin' franchise, and the Deathwish films. They also helped launch the career of Chuck Norris, and a few other actors you might have seen in the Expendables films.

While this documentary takes you down memory lane and briefly describes how Menahem Globus and Yoram Globus came to be the cult film classic titans they were, it seems to mostly be a bash session from a lot of their former employees. Still, the stories you hear from a lot of the interviewees are interesting, funny, and concerning. It is also nice to see how a lot of the actors look now compared to how we remember them from their films.

There was a lot of nudity in their films so there is a lot in this documentary and probably deserves an 'R' rating. If you are the type that likes flipping through a yearbook this film will likely appeal to you. What might be surprising is that, a lot of the films that seemed to be horrible at the time became cult classics to many. It is currently streaming on +Netflix US & Canada .