Do you remember Demolition Man?

July 21, 2020 12:34 pm


This movie, you may remember, was a science fiction adventure released in 1993. It marked the directorial debut for Marco Brambila and starred Wesley Snipes and Sylvester Stallone. But was it about demolition?

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With aspects similar to Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, the story involved a police officer and crime lord who were cryogenically frozen in 1996. When brought back to life in 2032, they find society drastically changed and crime appears to be a thing of the past.

When the criminal Phoenix is thawed for parole and escapes, the police officer named Spartan is also thawed in a bid to recapture Phoenix. The demolition refers to a heinous crime committed in 1996 by Phoenix whereby he sets off explosives in a building and kills a number of his hostages inside.

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Demolition Man never really hit the big time and only received a score of 5.43 out of 10 on the Rotten Tomatoes review website. It has been described as a better than average sci fi shoot em up with elements of satirical comment about modern society.

There was a 4-part comic adaptation produced by DC Comics following the release of the film. Demolition Man was also released as a video game for numerous home gaming systems of the early 1990s and mostly consisted of 16-bit shooting games made by Acclaim. Believe it or not, there was also a pinball machine produced called Demolition Man and it featured audio clips from the movie.