Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Los Escorpiones Vs. Leviatan

 I once danced to Phil Collins’ “Sussudio” with a girl I met at an 80’s themed nightclub, but I ended up completely embarrassing myself because I actually couldn’t dance for shit and the girl just ended up dancing with someone else instead. In Policia Judicial Federal (released in Germany as "Scorpio Force - Das Kommando), young nightclub goers also dance to Sussudio, but end up succumbing to poisoned ice cubes inside their drinks. The poison was provided by one of the most vile villains in 1980’s Mexican genre cinema. God, I wish that were me. Not the villain, but one of the poisoned victims because the embarrassment I’d done to myself while dancing to Sussudio was just too unbearable to deal with.

Los Escorpiones are a police squadron with high-level skills in apprehending many dangerous criminals in Mexico. Apparently they’re so good at what they do that they’re being heavily funded to keep on going. Los Escorpiones seem unstoppable up until they meet the most vile, dangerous criminal that has ever walked on this planet! And who may this person be? He’s called Leviatan—also known as “El Angel De La Muerte” (The Angel of death). Leviatan was once part of a terrorist group with Nazi roots, but ended up abandoning them in order to complete a sole mission, which is to terminate the entire human race. Leviatan starts out with a craving to destroy an entire city first, which just happens to be Mexico City! After aggressively acquiring the highly-toxic product he needs for this plan— Los Escorpiones try to apprehend Leviatan, but of course he’s way ahead of them and manages to poison an entire nightclub where everyone inside dies, proceeds to kill several members of Los Escorpiones, and then manages to hack into the main water dam where for sure he could kill everyone in the city!  

I went into Policia Judicial Federal with little to no expectations on being anything special, but sure enough I was quite surprised by it considering it has a very evil antagonist portrayed by the ever so wonderful Hugo Stiglitz. Hugo can literally play anything, but his bad guy roles are the most memorable ones and here he does the role of Leviatan excellent. Leviatan is a very evil character with a mission to destroy mankind and Hugo plays this out perfectly with all the mannerisms of one evil son of a bitch. The rest of the cast play their roles excellent as well, especially Jorge Reynoso whom is the main hero of the movie and of course always proving what a badass he can be with guns & his fists. Jorge Reynoso by the way also wrote the screenplay for Policia Judicial Federal and it definitely shows since he’s the main hero & all. Duh. 

Along with the intriguing characters, Policia Judicial Federal is a total grand watch with its gun-firing action, fast car chases & various explosions. Now the most memorable scene of the movie is set in a nightclub where Leviatan & a lady acquaintance of his hang out at and then proceed to poison the entire ice cube supply which leaves every single nightclub goer that had drinks dead & gone. At least they got to dance to Teena Marie’s “14K” and Phil Collins’ “Sussudio” beforehand. That scene left me in awe in a morbid kind of way because this was a completely vile act. Leviatan truly proved he’s a very serious evil fuck with a mission! He is not playing around at all! 

During the 1980’s, Mexican movie producer Rogelio Agrasanchez & his son David and director Gilberto de Anda made some amazing action flicks together, but for some reason Policia Judicial Federal seems to have fallen off a lot of radars since it’s the one not mentioned a lot of nor praised as the others have and I think that’s totally ridiculous because Policia Judicial Federal is a solid title worth watching and for sure one that’ll entertain you all the way through. Policia Judicial Federal has all the action you could want and as mentioned before, it has one of the most vile villains in 1980’s Mexican genre cinema. I mean don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of other cool bad guys in these kinds of movies, but Leviatan takes it to another level. This is a true villain right here.

Policia Judicial Federal deserves to be watched and appreciated more, so don’t skip it or let it out of your radar. Readily available on DVD if I recall and frequently airs on the Ultra tv channels via Olympusat