"Proof that alls you need's a gun to get by in L.A"
In every sense of the word, this is one trendy movie. It is the sheep of all films.Let me justify myself.
Chow Yun Fat. Used to capitalize upon Jackie Chan's Hong Kong films in North America, them Hollywood peoples said, "Hey, look at this: there's another Chinese guy and he's famous too!" "Well, gee, Cletus... what's the feller's name?" "His name's Chow Yer Fat er somfin." "Shower Cat? GREAT! GET 'IM!"
Now, Mr. Fat's (or is it Mr. Chow's?) abilities as an actor as one can tell from this movie is not yet known. He rarely speaks. One thing's for sure, Chow Yun is one damn good action star.
Elemental Feeling. The soundtrack is great. Electronica. Very trendy. The camera angles, the sets, the colours used... all, infinitely more interesting than Chow Yun Fat himself.
That in itself ain't all that bad, however. Them Hollywood Peoples are only doing what they know best -- assuming we don't think.
However, that aside, the movie is very entertaining. Chow Yun Fat breaks the mould of the stereotype for East Asian action flicks. That being there's no (NONE) karate chopping n' shit. It's great to see as an Asian that doesn't know karate n' shit.
The plot itself is simplistic, and at most, non-existent. All you need to know is that Chow is a man who kills for a living, but won't kill a kid. And therefore will be killed. Not much to think about, eh? Also, they've got Mira Sorvino in it. The fanboys in the crowd have got to like that.
Very Entertaining.This is a great movie to rent and to connect your stereo to the VCR and BLAST IT ALL THE WAY. It's sensical candy.