The bold and bombastic big-budgeted sci-fi action flick exploded onto the silver screen on October 8, 1993 and marked the end of an era for original genre fare not based on an existing breakfast cereal, comic book, video game, or graphic novel, ushering in what would become the era of the superhero film.
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, and Sandra Bullock, D-Man was directed with style and certainty by Marco Brambilla and was a huge hit. It centers around Simon Phoenix (Snipes), a psychopathic criminal frozen in a cryo-prison who escapes in the year 2032 into the much more passive but imperfect city of San Angeles. Some retro muscle is needed to take him down, so the future of law enforcement thaws out framed police officer John Spartan (Stallone), a neanderthal enforcer from another age.
Showcasing a sparklingly cute Bullock and enough raining bullet shells, nerve-deadening detonations, and entertaining overtures of political correctness to fill a whole trilogy, this wildly entertaining blockbuster has aged well since the days of fanny-packs and Seinfeld.
Check out our 25th anniversary salute to this sci-fi comedy classic in the video below, then chime in on how you think those three seashells might best be utilized!