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Retro Review: The Hidden

Some movies, no matter how dated, are like comfort food. When you're in the mood to watch it, you just gotta. Predator is like that for me, as is Jaws, Aliens, and a few other 80s action/sci-fi/horror flicks.

Flicks like 1987's The Hidden!

I had a crap day full of family crisis on July 4, and just needed to unwind with a couple of cold ones. For whatever reason, all I wanted to watch was The Hidden. It had been a few years, so I guess I was due. And watch it I did!

The one thing with movie comfort food, it never gets old. I think I've seen The Hidden a couple of dozen times over the years, and I still get a kick out of the violence and carnage, the humour and Kyle MacLachlan's eccentric performance.

And yes, Claudia Christian was oh so fine back in 1987!

Jack Sholder really knew how to direct an action movie. It's too bad he didn't do more. And Michael Nouri had the tough guy thing down pat. I wish he'd gone further in the action-hero department. But I guess that wasn't in the cards.

In the mood for a little mindless and fun violence? The Hidden remains one of the best vehicles for just that. It's still a Good after all these years.

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