Try to imagine if you will. You're one of two pranksters who've been forced to join a
because of your zany
shenanigans, and now you have to take heed of such people as General Ed Woods
(Robert Culp), his son, Major Bif (George Clooney), plus some chubby looking
girl called Andrea (Dana Hill). Military
But wait up. Before I continue, I want you to choose who you'd like to be out of these two roguish rascals. Would it be Max Mendelsson (Keith Gordon)? The so-called leader of this double-act that instigates these jovial deed's for the shear hell of it! Or would it be Perry Barnett (Wally Ward)? The stuttering simpleton who decides to part ways with Max when he grows fond of a pretty cadet named Mary Beth (Tina Caspary).
Yeah. I thought you'd choose that one. I would do. I won't tell the other one though. No way. I'm sure he'd rather spend his time trying to get out of this school no matter what Biff or anyone else says or does.
However, whilst saying that, you do realize that the Russian are coming, don't you? A Russian Military school that is, who'll most probably cause major panic in the barracks, as well as what next to transpire to be all a matter of perspective. As friends drift and parry - I find a Russian called Barry - a major is misunderstood - plus please remember, a little discipline will do you a lot of good.
BOOOM! Or maybe not.
Now if you take such notable classic comedies as '
and 'Stripes', and then mix them both together in a very amateurish way, I'm nigh
on positive you'd end up with 'Combat High'. Ah-huh. I'm sorry to say this,
folks. But this is one of those piss poor productions that could have been a
lot better if someone sat down and tried to condense the overall narrative and
give it some much needed humour. Police Academy
Hey! Don't take this the wrong way. This picture isn't total pants. It did eventually tell a story that had some positive attributes to it. Yet, for the life of me, it didn't do this with enough polish and enough sheen to make it a very memorable movie at all.
Overall 'Combat High' was a film very much for it's time. The cast did OK. The story-line was somewhat philandering. And, if I'm going to be honest about it, I'd rather watch '
' or 'Stripes', if one of
them was showing at the same time this was on. Police
Ouch! Nuff said.
THE RATING: C