Nick Fury Agent of Shield (1998)
So this little Gem totally got past me and stars none other than David Hasselhoff as the eye-patch adorned macho leader of S.H.I.E.L.D. This has to peak your interest.
Alvin George commented
Um, would it have been a good idea for Stephen Nichols of "Days of our Lives" fame to play Nick Fury in some Hollywood production of the late 1980s? (Hint, hint.)
I'm game for this one.
Movie Nights review:
Jim Steranko sees this and just weeps openly, like a broken man.
Kevin Lucia commented
Actually *more* cringe-inducing than the YouTube video of a drunken Hasselhoff attempting to eat a hamburger without soiling himself in the process.
If the sight of this didn't kill off Stan Lee, then nothing ever will.
Unca Cheeks commented
This has to happen. That's all.
It just HAS to happen.
Like casting Melissa McCarthy as the Black Widow.
Gypsy's Love Slave commented
Oh, sweet fluffy baby Jesus.
Let Bill unleash all of his unholy, fanboy wrath upon this one.
Evi D. commented
Samuel L. Jackson jokes! BAYWATCH jokes! Bad German pop music jokes! It's practically self-riffing!
The year is 1998 and comic book movies were...pretty much extinct following the utter crap that was 'Batman and Robin.' And there weren't ten superhero shows on TV ('Lois and Clark' just ended.) But that didn't stop the executives of FOX from trying to get in the game early before X-Men. They decided to make a TV movie about Nick Fury, the grizzled, angry cyclops who works with S.H.I.E.L.D. The actor chosen to play this great character? David 'Hamburger' Hasslehoff.
The story follows S.H.I.E.L.D. re-activating a reclusive Fury to active duty to hunt down and defeat HYDRA, the evil organization that apparently can hide better than Waldo.
Hasslehoff's acting chops are put to the test as he straps-on the eye patch and leather jacket of Nick Fury, before Samuel L. Jackson got a chance to make the role cool.
It stars a bunch of other people who probably did things but most likely left the acting business after doing this crap fest. It was written by David Goyer, the guy who does EVERYTHING with DC movies. He also directed Blade: Trinity (explains a lot, doesn't it?)
So please Rifftrax, make this movie worth watching.