Thursday, June 17, 2010
As action/adventure movies starring wrestlers-turned-actors go, THE STRANGER is okay. Steve Austin (I don’t think he uses the Stone Cold moniker anymore) plays a guy with amnesia who is being chased by crooked FBI agents, honest FBI agents, Russian mobsters, and a Mexican drug cartel. There’s plenty of shooting and fighting and Stuff Blowing Up Real Good as he tries to figure out who he really is and why all these people are after him, all with the help of a beautiful female doctor. The plot manages to be extremely complex but predictable at the same time. Still, it’s a fairly entertaining hour and a half, and I think it’s an improvement over Austin’s previous film, THE CONDEMNED.