Disclaimer: If you are a viewer that mainly prefers art-house-type movies, then you might as well ignore this review. In addition, if you're not able to take a few sci-fi action flicks from the 80's, ignore this review, as well. We'll both be better off.
Class of 1999 (1989) in my opinion is one of the greatest Sci-Fi futuristic action flicks from Director Mark L. Lester! The greatest man who gave us Commando (1985), Class of 1984 (1982), Armed and Dangerous (1986) and Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991). This is one of my favorite movies, I grew up as a teen! I was surprised that movies like this exist. I love this flick alongside Commando (1985), this is my second favorite best movie from Mark L. Lester. I think the movie is great. I have seen this one a lot and love it I never get tired of watching it. Don't pay attention to the rotten tomatoes this movie is great. But everyone has their own opinion. I love this movie about battle robots and gangs in the school and out of the school was just awesome. The idea was awesome and none of the films are that great. This movie should be released on Blu-ray!
OK lets talk some about the actors why I think this movie is great. I was never a big fan of Bradley Gregg but he was in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors one of my favorite horror slasher sequels from A Nightmare on Elm Street series. He made a lot of movies but those two for me are memorable. The most that I remember him is from this movie as Cody Culp the leader from Black Heart gangs. The character Bradley played was written on his skin. The second reason I do think this movie is also great because of actress Traci Lind. The actress was very beautiful but very underrated. I remember her from 21 Jump Street (1987) my favorite childhood TV series from Johnny Depp. I still love this TV show I don't care what anyone says and Fright Night Part 2 (1988) before she made this movie. I still think the actress is very underrated and she did acted her character perfect. It is sad she doesn't make any movies anymore. I am wondering where is she now?.
I think Mark L. Lester was really imaginative director for making two films Class of 1984 and Class of 1999, two similar movies that both based in the futuristic America and realizes them almost perfectly with all the tools that fit the task -- actors, stunts, puppetry, models, and CGI. Without the vision, this film would be nothing. Without the tools, this film would be nothing. The action scenes were really outstanding. The stunts were really completely insane in scale (at one point, a gangs on a motorcycles are burning in the 2nd high school floor from a Pam Grier as Ms. Connors as a flammable fire torch out of her hand). ( Mr. Bryles - Patrick Kilpatrick fires a rocket launcher from his hand and explodes the motorcycle from a gang member and the motorcycle fly's out off the window in a burning explosion). Only in the 80's they had such a movies, since today I have not seen one good action movie. Class of 1999 is Rated: R. Today action movies are rated PG-13 not R anymore. Even Terminator: Genisys is rated PG-13 as one of the worst movies of this year!
This movie is like Terminator robots from "Megatech" are destroying all humans including high school students. This movie has violence, gore, blood, gangs, fist fights, knives, explosions and so on. This flick has everything in it. Including good actors that made the task, Malcolm McDowell and Stacy Keach were perfect actors that made the job done as in their different roles. Patrick Kilpatrick, Pam Grier and John P. Ryan as three not human androids cyborg Terminators battle robots did a perfect task as dangerous killer machines in the future. The Furture set in Seatle as the futuristic World was a great vision.
This movie follows The time is the future and youth gang violence is so high that the areas around some schools have become "free fire zones," into which not even the police will venture. When Miles Langford (Malcolm McDowell), the principal of Kennedy High School, decides to take his school back from the gangs, robotics specialist Dr. Robert Forrest (Stacy Keach) provides "tactical education units." These human-like androids have been programmed to teach and are supplied with weapons to discipline problems. These kids will get a lesson... in staying alive!!!
This movie is awesome and deserves a great score for me is 10, but everyone has their own opinion!
Class of 1999 is a 1990 American science fiction film directed by Mark L. Lester. It is the director's follow-up to his 1982 film Class of 1984.
1010 Grade: A Studio: Lightning Pictures, Original Pictures, Vestron Pictures Starring: Bradley Gregg, Traci Lind, Malcolm McDowell, Stacy Keach, Patrick Kilpatrick, Pam Grier, John P.
Review by ivo-cobra8 from the Internet Movie Database.