The setting shifts to a futuristic, utopia style LA, which by then was known as San Angeles. The people were heavily versed with technology, and violence wasn't rampant on the city. However, their idyllic world changes when Phoenix is defrosted for his parole hearing and escapes, committing murders in his wake. The police then deduced that defrosting Spartan was their only option to catching the guy. He gets paired up with Lenina Huxley, a budding cop who dreams of having a more adventurous job.
The world that the writers envision was on the simple side, and yet interesting; I was curious to know more how their version of the future. There were a lot of rules and customs that were peppered throughout the movie. Most of the world building was centered on the inventor of the cryogenic prison and how he deems the world to be. With his idyllic style of the world, there are bound to be naysayers. While the world building was really good, the character development was not. Both Raymond Cocteau and Edgar Friendly could have had a bigger impact to the narrative of the side story considering the role that they play. The movie mainly focused on Spartan and Phoenix, and it was their interactions that made this really entertaining.
I thought that it would be dated, but this was very entertaining. It didn’t skimp on the action scenes, there were funny moments and both Snipes and Stallone brought it. It isn’t top notch filmmaking, but is something that I will watch repeatedly.