Forest Warrior (1996)

Forest Warrior (1996)

Released: 1996
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Genre
Director: Aaron Norris
Starring: Max Gail, Terry Kiser, Chuck Norris, ,
Run time: 93 min
IMDb: 3.7/10
Country: USA
Views: 186060

Synopsis

Storyline:
John McKenna is a spiritual being who is able to transform into bear, wolf or eagle. He lives in the forests of Tanglewood and has dedicated his life to protect them. One day a gang of evil lumberjacks led by Travis Thorne arrive Tanglewood to chop the forest down. McKenna cannot let this happen, and together with his new friends – Lords of the Tanglewood, a band of children who love to play in the forest – he battles against Thorne and his evil gang.
Written by
Anthony Pereyra {[email protected]}
User Reviews: I found this on a four family feature DVD which is much better quality than average.

On the surface, this should not have much appeal at all. It is a traditional good guys versus bad guys story with traditional understandings of good sense, with some understandings that I find likely to increase real problems in the good versus bad arena and some understandings that I understand as having potential for calming things.

My background for me to have that understanding of the nature of this story is just me being a Klingon. There are Enterprise culture bad guys here. There is an underclass who is helped to stand tall by a prayer to the spirit of the mountain. If these are considered as just part of a story that is not rooted in sensible solutions then, no problem.

So I find this to be an enjoyable romp that gradually builds up to a fun ending. Just it is not to be taken seriously.

The story mentions Tanglewood, which might be a symbolic area. If real it is in the Oregon Rockies, Cascade Range, just north of Mount Hood, were this story was mostly filmed. Ie, not the Tanglewood of the historic USA classical music summer school.

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The others on the disk: Little Heroes, Bigfoot t U E, Coming Unglued aka Lets Ruin Dad’s Day.

The same thing. Disaster if considered as anything to do with sensible ways. Especially Coming Unglued. Except there is still real entertainment if the negative sides can be shrugged off. To varying extents I would expect to have to do that shrugging off with stories that are much lower in entertainment value.

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The only flaw in this romper, to me, is that this is USA culture. They have a lot of skills in this sort of story telling and while they do set some stories in other continents it is natural for most to be on their home turf. A cultural pressure towards All American Girrrrrl.

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