I Come in Peace

“You go in pieces!”

Deep it ain’t, but this early ’90s sci-fi blow-em-up is fast ‘n gritty fun, with Dolph Lundgren dropping body blows with a diabolically hungry alien invader.

Our outer space visitor tells everyone he meets that he’s here on a mission of peace, moments before sucking out their brains and all the good juice hiding inside.

The only man who can stop him? That would be He-Man himself.

Lundgren, the only action star with a real life master’s degree in chemical engineering, never gets the full respect he deserves.

He’s a man mountain with moxie.

 

Masters of the Universe

My mom loved this film … sorta.

To be honest, she wasn’t as enamored with Dolph Lundgren and Frank Langella throwin’ down in a beefcake vs. bone daddy battle as I was, but she did live for one scene, stopping to applaud as I wore out the VHS.

It comes when Skeletor and his minions arrive on Earth, where a radiant Courtney Cox will lead the human resistance.

Raining down fire ‘n destruction, the invaders blow up an H & R Block office, which warmed the heart of my mom, a former employee of the tax world’s Evil Empire.

“Burn, baby, burn!”