Chappy Sinclair is called to gather together a mixed SovietU.S. strike force that will perform a surgical strike on a massively defended nuclear missile site in the Middle East. Chappy finds that getting the Soviet and U.S. Pilots to cooperate is only the most minor of his problems as he discovers someone in the Pentagon is actively sabotaging his mission. As they begin their assault, Chappy finds that a nuclear strike has been ordered should they fail, which will catch his forces on the ground next to ground zero.
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I liked this movie -- the action was solid and the plot good enough but I was disappointed that they killed off Doug Masters. Sure he's a showoff punk (as we saw in the first movie) but we all grew to like him and root for him as the first movie progressed, and I think it was a real mistake to kill off the series' main protagonist like no big deal. It seems to me that if the producers could do anything to send the Iron Eagle films down the toilet it was to kill the hero, but other than that I liked this movie. It was as good as 'Firebirds' with Nicolas Cage, but without all the dumb jokes and comments the pilots in that movie made that rendered that film mildly annoying. I would have given Iron Eagle II five stars but killing Doug cost one.Boxer
I think that some of the comments are VERY exaggerated here. Ipersonally prefer this movie to the first one, and the next two werejust awful. Sure, there are some story lines that have been seenbefore. Sure, there is a bit of "Schlock" in here. But overall, this isvery watchable, and pretty entertaining, especially considering howinexpensive this DVD is. I have seen this movie a few times, and Ithink that it is a pretty good movie. People that just pick apart everydetail need to get a life. How many movies have incorrect footage ofairplanes, or footage that has been used before? Who cares??? We knowthese people aren't actually flying these planes!! It's not like thescene in "Bullitt", where Steve McQueen is actually driving.....geezpeople....give this a break....it ain't that bad, in fact it's prettygood.....
I think the fact that the IMDb rating for this movie is actually lower thanISHTAR kinda speaks for itself, don't you?
Product shipped quickly and is great condition! I didn't expect it to be in French as well, but that makes it twice as fun! Glad to find someone selling such a great "classic" movie for such a great price!
Let me start off by saying that there isn't anything to be found withinIron Eagle II that you haven't saw before. You may or may not find somefun here, but for me, Lou Gossett Jr. was the sole reason to watch andhe feels like he's only appearing for a quick paycheck. Being blunt, Ichalk up IEII as another shining example of poor cash-in sequels. Thefirst Iron Eagle wasn't a blockbuster, but it was mildly well receivedand this sequel feels like a money grab. A real disservice to theoriginal.Anyhow, the second of the sequels finds Gossett putting together abunch of virtually unknown Canadian actors. Some who play Americans andsome who play Russians. Who when they splice in the old cold war 'wecan't get along together because of nationality' clichÃ© story element,you have this movie in a nutshell. A movie that I find myself surprisedto say I've sat through twice on late night. Boredom is a weird thing.
This is a B movie.Okay, now that we have that out of the way, it is an enjoyable B-movie.In this sequel to Iron Eagle, the young pilot from the first film istragically shot down, likely by Middle Eastern antagonists. ColonelChappy Sinclair is back on active duty, and this time, he's beenselected to train a group of young pilots-- with a twist-- this time,joining his group of American pilots is a group of jet pilots from theSoviet Union. In the era of Gorbachev's "Perestroika", this is apilot-pilot program, if you will. It's Chappy's job to whip all theserookies into shape-- they're all somewhere between sullen and cocky--but then the terrorists from the Arabian Peninsula threaten to startusing biological warfare on key targets in America and the SovietUnion, so it's up to Chappy and his relatively green crew to stop them!The first IRON EAGLE was a profitable film, likely in the aftermath ofthe TOP GUN. Cruise never followed up his film with a sequel, so itsjust as well that this movie did. The filmmakers definitely threw acurveball in making Chappy the main character this time. But Gossett issuch an engaging actor, he manages to elevate the B-plot and dialogueat least a few notches higher than it would normally be. The actionsequences on the battlefields are very good, and believable (thoughapparently some stock footage was used). The supporting actors hold upwell, especially Clark Johnson (who may remind viewers of Will Smith'sperformance in "Independence Day"). There's some unnecessary tacitromance between a male American pilot and a Soviet female, but the filmwisely avoids any blatant mush, and keeps it strictly about the action.Definitely an enjoyable renter, but try to find at a discount to buy.
It troubles me to see how many low votes and negative comments that "IronEagle II" has received. I think it is an entertaining film that has a goodmix of action, drama, and even a few laughs. It really bothers me that themovie is among the worst 100 movies as voted by the users of this site,especially when I didn't see either "Aces: Iron Eagle III" or "Iron EagleIV" on that list. I don't really mind the third installment of the series,although it doesn't have the same feel as the previous two. However, thefourth in the series should never have been made, because of its poor plotand cheap budget. Maybe there aren't enough people that have seen thismovieto even vote on it, but believe me it makes "Iron Eagle II" lookOscar-worthy by comparison.I also don't like the fact that the "Iron Eagle" films are remembered as"Top Gun" rip-offs either, because the first part preceded the Tom Cruiseblockbuster. People complain that the MIGs in the film are actually F-4Phantoms, but what is often overlooked is that the MIGs in "Top Gun" areactually F-5 Tigers, which have been used as enemy trainers in the actualNavy program.With that being said, I do have to say that there are some flaws with themovie that do bother me slightly. My biggest problem with the whole thing,like several others have noted, is that they kill the hero of the firstfilm, "Doug Masters", in the opening sequence of "Iron Eagle II". Likeanother user said, he barely gets to put up a fight before he gets shotdown. Since he became a full-fledged Air Force pilot, I'm not sure why thefilmmakers couldn't have used the character for the mission later in thefilm. It would have been better to blow away his wingman "Cooper", whomtheaudience wouldn't have gotten a chance to know. Also, I'm still a littleunsure of whether he was killed by the Soviet missile or if his plane hadamalfunction after his hot dog maneuvers. The biggest slap in the facereallyis that the actor that played "Doug", Jason Gedrick, wasn't even creditedfor his role. He definitely was the hero of the first film, not LouGossett's "Chappy" character, but maybe he wanted to try somethingdifferentas an actor.There are basically two other problems I've noted. The first is that theydon't ever name the Middle Eastern country that poses the nuclear threat,although they don't name the enemy nation in "Iron Eagle" either. Themakersof the films probably don't wish to cause controversy by doing so is myguess. The other problem is that it is very unlikely that there would everbe a joint U.S.-Soviet Union mission, especially in 1988 during the end ofthe Cold War era. That's not an irritating problem though. It's actuallyanintriguing concept, although not necessarily original.Regardless of the film's flaws (which no movie is exempt from), "IronEagleII" is far better than the votes and comments it has received. Itcertainlyis worth at least one viewing anyways. If anything, watch it for the sheerbeauty of the dogfights and because Lou Gossett Jr. is a good actor and"Chappy" is one of his best characters alongside "Fiddler" in "Roots" andhis drill instructor character from "An Officer and aGentleman".
Doesn't it bother anybody that the movie's producers kill off the star ofthe first movie within the first 10 minutes? If his death meant somethingfor the movie, fine. But during the rest of the movie, it really doesn'tcome back up!Never mind that the "Migs" were actually F-4's. Sheez.
There isn't anything here that you haven't seen before. It's a realdisservice to the original, first of all. Secondly, it's a really badsequel. It isn't even entertaining on a so-bad-its-fun scale. LouGossett Jr. is about the sole thing worth watching and even he's onlyappearing for a quick paycheck.The second of the sequels finds Gossett putting together a bunch ofno-name Canadian actors, some who play Americans and some who playRussians who when they splice in the old cold war 'we can't get alongtogether because of nationality' clichÃ© story element, you have thismovie in a nutshell. A movie that I find myself surprised to say I'veseen twice on late night during bouts of boredom. Why I don't know.Spare yourself.
Let's get down to briefing. This mission would see director / writerSidney J. Furie returning after the success that was "Iron Eagle" toprovide us with the franchise's first sequel. "Iron Eagle II" wouldalso see Charles "Chappy" Sinclair (with Louis Gossett Jr. reprisingthe role) getting some more screen time, but as for Doug Masters (againby Jason Gedrick) it's not so the case. It's no real biggieÂ as thistrivial sequel was nothing more than predictably bland, unfunny andtepid follow up with little in the way of excitement. Too bad that'sso, as it starts off decent enough and actually has a surprising plotdevice (which is later wasted in the feature) before it nose dives. Thefirst time I tried to watch it, I fell asleep. Some cracking aircraftaction sequences aside, the story was limpidly told and theperformances fairly uninteresting (led by Mark Humphrey) with its oddassortment pilots / soldiers (Americans and Russians) trying to come toterms with each other so they can complete a proposed assignment. Thescript offers up the same-old, pushy patterns; conflict, tragedy, love,pride and payback. A team is chosen, a mismatch group destined to fail(which their generals would like to see), but they prove them wrong bytraining hard and working together to achieve their goal of destroyinga nuclear weapon facility. This actual threat is kept rather vague withthe focus more so on what's happening inside the ranks of this mission.The back-end does offer up some rough and ready action, but quitecustomary. Making an amusing appearance is the always dependable MauryChaykin as one of the recruits. Textbook, but lacklustre comic action.
They should never have attempted a sequel to a not-so-good movie, but 3 ofthem?!?!? The series falls into the "what planet does the producer live on"category, like Jaws (after Jaws 2) and Police Academy (after the1st).
I have seen this film several times not and, although they tried to passoffAmerican F-4 Phantoms as Russian MiG-29's (and several other technicalmistakes) the film concept and story line were good, and the acting wasalsonot bad.
. . .and you can't accuse it of being a "Top Gun" ripoff. Butthis one? Noexcuses! It is! Especially when you got one of the characters trying tocarry himself like the Maverick character in Top Gun.I can see why the U. S. Air Force wouldn't lend a hand and its jets(again)for this one.
It's all bad, the story, the acting, and special effects. Some of theflight sequences are recycled from `other sources', i.e. they wereobviouslynot filmed for this movie. It is hard to believe that they made more intheseries after this one.
This movie has an interesting starting it gives you alot to puzzel out in the end, it like gives you an insight on what will happen later= = like when they meet all over again in a much different way (reffering to Cooper and the Russian guy he fought with). The thing I like about this movie is that these people have attitude, real attitude for about everything they do from the mad fighting to romance and most of all they put in a girl as a Pilot which I think spices up things even more, because not only is she the only female but she is also on the oppisite side. But other than that the plane shots were total hot-shot flying which is excellent, the Russian accent was fabulous, the plot was very good and so was the story. Bottom line is that this Movie was a "Hot Shot " hope that I was that Hot Shot "gal" but = = =Sharon you were a total hot shot= = = wouldnt mind flying with you. For "Cooper" he was a total hunk. And as for the crew, well they were one hell of a Mad Rat pack. Apart from that it was Awesome!
Well, this film was kinda lacking, in that Jason Gedrick's character, Doug Masters, gets blown out of the sky in the first 3 minutes and that he was assigned a crappy callsign. However, the soundtrack was ok, but not as brilliant as the original.. There are more plot holes than the original.. Ever notice how the Russian soldier, ("Lebanov", I think his name was) is the same guy who played a Mid-Eastern bad guy and tortured (read: beat-up) Doug's dad, Colonel Ted Masters in the first movie... Ha! Only true Iron Eagle devotees would notice that one.. you've got to get all four of these movies and sit around with some friends from your school days (let's face it, that's when we had IRON EAGLE in our blood) and get some pizzas and beer and enjoy them all over again!Long Live Chappy Sinclair!
Far from anything remotely special, but just as good as its fairpredecessor. The only relation between the two films is the LouisGossett, Jr. character as he is called in to lead a group of pilotsthat are from the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Another one of those manyfilms made in the 1980s to capitalize off the fear of the Cold War. Thedirection is mediocre and the screenplay is sophomoric. With that saidsome of the flying sequences are well-done and Gossett's performance isnot bad at all. However he does look a lot more impressive with sub-parplayers around him. Never really wins its wings by the time it tries tofly. 2.5 out of 5 stars.
This review is from: Iron Eagle II (DVD) I REMEMBER WATCHING THIS MOVIE MANY TIMES OVER AS A KID. AND I CAN HONESTLY SAY ITS ONE OF THE REASON WHY I JOIN THE MILITARY.
***Spoilers ahead****Another overlooked gem, the last good Iron Eagle movie. Same familiarHeartbreak Ridge/ Dirty Dozen plot: whip up a bunch of misfits into shapefor some heavy duty combat in the end. This flick never slows down, full ofaction, macho talking, fist fighting, jets, missiles, explosions with theinevitable exciting climax of a Death Star trench run (except this time itsa canyon in the desert). Louis Gossett is GOD!! Mark Humphrey is Jezus!!Cooper was a bad mutha(shut your mouth), when Lebanov pushed him, he wentand took care of his business. The supporting cast of misfits is great, Clark Johnson as the streettalking Graves and Colm Ferrore (the always entertaining Colm Ferrore) asthe pushy Lebenov. Yeah, the Mig29s are really F-4s, yeah there areinconsistencies with the armaments on the pylons and yeah some shots arereused ones from the first Iron Eagle but hey, nobody's perfect. In someshots in Top Gun you can see Goose's red helmet in the back during the finalfirefight!! Even greatness isn't perfect.Only confusing thing: it wasn't properly explained that Murray was the C-130pilot...
It is a good film based on first Iron Eagle. Film has a good sound andmusic - i will find the soundtrack, but it can be hard because thisfilm is so old. When somebody has OST from Iron Eagle 1 or Iron Eagle2, please contact me on my email email@example.com.And something about the planes and weapons. They must use only UStechnology, because of the year of made. I think that soviet's wouldnot borough they're original MI 29 in 1988 to US film. Also the enemyplanes were mistakes, i think that thees planes a Kfir - Israel army.Im sorry for my English :) They using some good copies of sovietweapons AK 47, Dnetrajev ...