Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The White Condor.

After his daughter is kidnapped and held for ransom by ruthless criminals; distinguished lawyer "El Condor Blanco" (The White Condor) gathers up the ransom money and tries to figure out who could be behind the kidnapping. He figures the kidnappers are people he once convicted and had arrested for illegal child laboring. When the money is paid, Condor's daughter is returned, but only her bloody, lifeless body is returned. Her organs were removed & sold to the black market. Condor Blanco filled with so much sadness & rage; takes matters into his own hands by loading up his shotgun and blasting every single person that was responsible for his precious daughter's death.

I expected not much from Condor Blanco and that's exactly what I got. It was just a little revenge movie with not much going for it other than Jorge Reynoso looking cool and firing a shotgun. There was a scene that could've been way cooler and that was when Condor Blanco forces a guy into a room filled with rats. The rats end up chewing up the guy to death, but it sounds a lot better than it looks. The rats are just walking around the guy who had very little stage blood on him. It was funny to watch that anyway though. Another entertaining scene is when Jorge Reynoso is at the gym. Who knew he could lift so much. Whoa. Also, I learned that Jorge Reynoso never removes any of his jewelry. Even when showering. Those huge gold rings & chains he wears never leave his body whatsoever. What a badass, huh?

 For such a little movie, it sure had some big names starring in it. Next to Jorge Reynoso, we got Ana Luisa Peluffo and Roberto Cañedo. 2 actors from the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema in a straight to video movie from the 90's. How the mighty have fallen. Well, not fallen, but just stepped way below to this.

Condor Blanco was produced and released by Telestar. Telestar movies are usually nothing special, but they surprisingly had such cool looking cover art for their movies. Condor Blanco's cover art isn't exactly cool considering its just terrible pre-photoshop of Jorge Reynoso's face on Rambo's body. Still, as awful as it is, you got to love it. This was a tape I wanted because of the cover. I mean, of course I wanted to see the movie, but I mostly wanted to own a copy of this terrible but cool looking big box. Now that I do own it, I'm happy. I'm also happy to have watched this little movie because I found it mildly amusing. Would you enjoy it? Its honestly hard to say. Its mildly amusing like I said, but it isn't anything special whatsoever. If you come across it, grab it and see for yourself. 4/10.