Thursday, January 8, 2009

Bangkok Dangerous - DVD Review

BANGKOK DANGEROUS (*1/2) - Starring Nicolas Cage and Chakrit Yamnarm.
Directed by the Pang Brothers.

This generic fading-hitman movie wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, but it is in no way, shape or form good. It has flashes of originality, hints of potential, but Nicolas Cage is a glum, burned out assassin who isn't that interesting to follow.

Other countries learning about the US from its movies must think we have as many hitmen as we do accountants. Here, Cage plays Joe, a guy with bad hair who knows he doesn't have too many more kills in him. He goes to Bangkok, where he knows he has four marks. These will be his last four.

While staying in the city, he finds a young man to train in his killer ways, and a deaf girl to fall for.

More often than not, it reminded me of Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, and that can't be a good thing, with the poor lighting and the uninspired fight sequences.

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