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REVIEW: The River Wild (1994)

by on Mar.21, 2012, under Movies

A new breed of action star has emerged . . . and it’s Meryl Streep.  Move over Robert Downey Jr. and make room for the Iron Lady!

Yes, the year is 1994, and Arnold Schwarzenegger is showing signs of slowing down.  Coming off the disappointing Last Action Hero, Arnold released Junior – the movie where he got pregnant (you read that correctly).  Sylvester Stallone didn’t fare better in 1994, releasing the lackluster flick the Specialist.  Even the usually reliable Jean-Claude Van Damme stumbled for the first time with the uncharacteristically uninspired Street Fighter – the rare subpar movie adaption of a video game.

1994.  The landscape was ready for Meryl Streep.  Streep, long since held back in traditional “acting” roles in such films as Out of Africa, Deer Hunter (which stunk), and Kramer vs. Kramer, finally shows why she got into movies in the first place: kicking serious arse!  The action star boy’s club knew they’d met their match and things wouldn’t be the same as, in the wake of the River Wild, Streep would go on to star in countless action movies starting with her breakout role as Wonder Woman. (continue reading…)

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