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1.0 out of 5 stars
Surprisingly dull, 2 Feb. 2007
Looking forward to seeing this with mates, a take away and a few beers. A real let down. I think three things are needed for a great action film, 1). The plot can be far fetched provided it consistent and you don't need to have action all the way through - think the original Die Hard here (It's ages before Bruce kills anyone). 2) Humour, if you are going to have action almost non-stop then humour helps a lot (Bad Boys) or 3). Just plain non-stop action with amazing stunts (District 13).
This doesn't have any of these, the plot just isn't consistent even if you buy into the whole Beijing cocktail thing. Characters just appear in the scenes from no-where, how did they get there unnoticed and why are they even there? The humour just isn't there, it's not a funny film - a couple of laughs but that's all. As for the action it comes in fits and starts but never really takes off, all in all a dull, unfunny film.