"Action movies in the eighties were simple. There were two sides – good and evil. A large muscled man (quite often with only the smallest grasp of the English language, and I’m not just talking about Arnie) would fight “someone bad” while causing millions of dollars of damage, a couple of hundred explosions and spouting kick ass catchphrases.
It was an awesome time for movies.
Eventually the cheese wore off, and filmmakers began putting a little more character into their films, but in the transition something was lost. It’s that loss that resulted in, for instance, Trasformers.
With The Showdown Effect, Arrowhead and Paradox hope to bring back just an ounce of that bloody, quip-filled era and they succeed, from the heavy guitar riffs to the hilarious references."