EW Staff
September 24, 1993 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Thunder in Paradise

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
performer
Carol Alt, Chris Lemmon, Hulk Hogan
director
Douglas Schwartz
genre
ActionAdventure, Comedy

We gave it a D

THUNDER IN PARADISE Terry ”Hulk” Hogan, Carol Alt (1993, Vidmark, PG-13, $92.95) With an eye patch, a bandanna tied around his head, and a lot of muscle and determination, Hogan’s soldier of fortune R. J. Hurricane Spencer speeds into Cuba to help a woman and her child escape political imprisonment. Later, the one-man platoon, whose voice has all the dramatic inflection of a computer, finds buried treasure and fights off a small army in a script so simplistic it might have been written by grade schoolers. The ”Thunder” of the title refers to a state-of-the-art speedboat-cum- seafaring weapon that Hogan talks to in a corny kind of way, as if it were human. Thunder’s enjoyable enough-on its own very dumb terms. C

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