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The always dependable hard man Tim Thomerson is... Dollman, a cop from another planet (though I want to say dimension given Arturus is like a future Earth police state, which would account for the ridiculousness of the premise too), who crashes in the Bronx, but finds he's only 13 inches tall compared to everyone else. Director Albert Pyun provides some cool shots and Thomerson is great with the one-liners, but the movie loses a lot of energy once Dollman gets to Earth, despite featuring Kamala Lopez as a girl next door who doesn't mind beating up on drug dealers. Well, that gets her into trouble with the more violent elements of the gang and our hero must intervene. Sadly, what Pyun has absolutely no idea how to do is create the effect of Thomerson being small that anyone else. Practically no shots where he's with a normal-sized person, or giant props, or even camera angles to would suggest there's a real size difference. They are so few, you quickly forget about it. My other question is about the alien villain and the human villain undergoing some kind of transference towards the end - it's suggested, but nothing comes of it. What gives? This one coasts on its crazy premise and Thomerson being cool, just don't expect a strong plot, good effects, or clear line readings.
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