Quotes: Indecisive Parody
, the iconic late '70s sitcom, had a tendency to flip-flop between satirizing soap operas and just being one, with its sprawling storylines about love affairs, amnesia, and murder.
"[Director John] McTiernan never seems comfortable with the film’s satirical elements, so he delivers what he imagines audiences want: a straightforward Schwarzenegger
vehicle that’s maybe 15 percent more knowing, comic, and self-referential than its star’s usual blood-splattered fare. … it’s a “feathered fish” that doesn’t quite belong in the action or comedy realm."