Classic Cinema: Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1998) – By Jason S. Lockard


Our world has began to be inundated with comic book movies and tv shows. For comic book fans this is a dream come true. Over the last couple of months we’ve been looking back at some of those little known comic book movies from yesteryear.

For most of us the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Nick Fury is Samuel L. Jackson but before Mr. Jackson took the role of the hard-nosed director, there was another.

In 1998 Fox produced a made-for-TV movie entitled  Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Directed by Rod Hardy and starring David Hasselhoff as Nick Fury.

In the film Colonel Nick Fury has retired, but is approached to return to duty to take down agents of a terrorist organization¬† known as Hydra. The group is now lead¬† by the children of his old enemy Baron Wolfgang von Strucker. Not only has HYDRA resurfaced they have brought with them the deadly pathogen known as the Death’s Head virus, and threatens to attack Manhattan with it, unless they are paid $1 billion.

David Hasselhoff brings his unique style to Nick Fury. And while this movie drags in some spots and it feels like the producers trying to make a comedy at times. It’s still not a bad way to spend an 1hour and a half.

So if you want to check out the first live action version of Nick Fury check out the Hoff as Fury. Until next month when we take another look at a classic comic book movie. This is Jason Lockard reminding you, if you want to see a good movie, check out a classic.

Moral Rating: violence
Audience: Not Suitable for small children
Genre: Sci-fi action adventure fantasy
Length: 90 min.
Year of Release: 1998
Our Rating: C+