Wednesday, 25 May 2011
This movie is just one big long fight scene. And, while the fighting is good, it really makes for a thin movie that cannot hold my attention. Add to that the fact that the gore is on par with movies like Machete and Hobo with a Shotgun and it's too much. There is very little story or plot and, what there is, is just ... so ... bad! I did find some of the characters entertaining (the flamboyant gangster was quite amusing throughout) but there were others that were not needed at all. The runt, the cops and a few of the gangsters were not needed and if they had gotten rid of them, they could have taken some of the film to tell us what the hell was going on. There's just so many holes and unanswered questions that makes this movie too confusing.
I wouldn't say it is unwatchable. As I said, the fights are good and the camera work is quite decent. But I have to recommend that you do not see this movie. The confusion just isn't worth your time. Stick to something like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or Hero.