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Very, Very Good,
This review is from: War [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
The Story: FBI Agent Jack Crawford's (Jason Statham) partner and his family are murdered in an assassination style killing. Jack finds a titanium shell at the scene of the killing. After 3 years since Crawford's partner was killed, Jack is called in to investigate the murder of a Triad gang, only to discover the same trademark titanium bullet shell again which tells him the assassin is still around. We learn that this assassin is only known as "Rogue" (Jet Li) and although Jack Crawford is seeking his own vendetta against the assassin, "Rogue" has his own mission of turning the Triads and the Yakuza against each other in a bloody "War"
Pro: This movie has some exquisite action sequences that have you, truly on the edge of your seat. The Shootout in the Chinese Tea House and the Car Chase between Statham and Li are two of the more memorable scenes in this entire film.
Con/Pro: This film has a very cliché story base as it's the typical "Cops partner's killed, Cop seeks revenge, Cop catches bad guy" movie. It is actually reminiscent of the old corny, but cool 80s action movies like Die Hard which some would agree is what gives this film its charm.
Pro: It has two very famous and memorable actors as the main characters. Statham gives us his trademark tough guy (Bad American Accent) take no nonsense attitude, and Li simply gives us his legendary Martial Art and acting genius that we've come to love over the years.
Pro: The end has a marvelous twist that I promise every unique viewer with no real idea of what this movie is about will expect the twist that does come at the end.
Very good movie overall and I would definitely recommend it for those who are and aren't familiar with past roles of Statham and Li.
Buy It Now!!!
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Initial post: 10 Aug 2010 15:38:09 BDT
J. Pitman says:
Corny action movies like Die Hard? Jeez...tough crowd. If there was an action movie that represented the shift away from those cliched tropes it was Die Hard.
Posted on 15 Jan 2012 22:47:37 GMT
I watched this earlier today and Statham was talking in his normal voice, he spends most of his time in the US but he still spoke in an English accent with a hint of an american accent when he was shouting. I cannot see how anyone would think it was a bad attempt at an american accent considerly he spoke in an English accent through the entire film. Wow
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