Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Augdy Sidargust: Return to Savage Beach

Return to Savage Beach (1998, Andy Sidaris) - 7.0
The final film of Andy Sidaris’ epic series has the L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies (and men) trying to track down the location of Savage Beach, which apparently has tons more riches yet to be discovered, and one of the villains (Rodrigo Obregon, who has played a different villain in nearly every film), who was blown up at the end of Savage Beach, is actually alive, and also trying to get to the riches. The L.E.T.H.A.L. team, by the way, is aided by Warrior, the ruthless, homicidal villain from the previous movie who has reformed after three months in prison. The plot and action scenes are all a bit generic by this point, but it picks up at the end when Rodrigo tells his story, which features flashbacks to the earlier films (including footage of the series’ best characters, Donna and Taryn), and tries to tie much of the whole series together (there’s also a scene featuring a prop model plane from the earlier films, which a character actually remarks is a great piece of memorabilia). Then there’s some random twists, a song kicks in called “Which Ending Does This Story Have?”, and all the characters toast their champagne one final time (every single one of the L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies movies ends with the good guys toasting champagne). Not an amazing film on its own, but still a satisfying conclusion to a great set of movies.

08/27/12: DVD

Andy Sidaris, Ranked:
1. Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987)
2. Stacey! (1973)
3. Malibu Express (1985)
4. Do or Die (1991)
5. Savage Beach (1989)
6. Guns (1990)
7. Fit to Kill (1993)
8. Picasso Trigger (1988)
9. Return to Savage Beach (1998)
10. Hard Hunted (1992)
11. Seven (1979)
12. Day of the Warrior (1996)
13. Enemy Gold (1993)
14. The Dallas Connection (1994)

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