What could have been had Tony Scott gone down a different path. I guess we will never know. Very much an early work, but already showing a fine attention to detail and mood.
In my memory this film was mostly the striking images and Leonard Cohen music. Watching it again I remembered how much weirder it is. Such an odd collection of tones that somehow work together.
The film starts out fun, the scene of Eastwood destroying a city block while enjoying a hot dog is a sublime balance between advocating the films conservative politics, but also not taking them too seriously. But as the film progresses this fades away and the film drags under the weight of its ludicrous message.