In this modern day Romeo and Juliet, kung fu action star Jet Li plays Romeo to hip-hop singer, Aaliyah Haughton's Juliet. Li is an ex-cop investigating the murder of his brother, who had ties with the Chinese mafia in America. Aaliyah plays the daughter of the American mob boss. Neither side approves of their romance, so, obviously, kung fu action ensues, with a soundtrack by Aaliyah. Written by
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While in the record store we see many posters of different artist (such as R. Kelly) after Trish leaves the store Maurice stays and when he realizes that Trish has left, it shows him running towards the door and there is a poster of Aaliyah (the actress/singer that plays the character Trish) by the window. See more »
When Mac brings O'Day the newspaper to show him the article of the store bombing, in the over-the-shoulder shot from Mac's POV, we see O'Day flip the paper over to read the bottom half of the story. In the very next shot, an over-the-shoulder POV from O'Day, the paper is in its original position as it was handed to O'Day. See more »
What's your name?
You think I want you calling me?
I don't have a phone.
Yeah, well dead giveaway. Besides, you drive like shit.
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The credits during the opening of the movie are first given in Chinese characters and then are translated into English. See more »
I was surprised I enjoyed much of this since martial arts movies are okay but nothing I really get into often. Jet Li plays the only likable character in this Asians vs. Blacks gang story.
Some of the stunts were tremendous. Some were so over-the-top, so unbelievable that they were funny. The movie certainly isn't one to be taken seriously.
The wild action scenes, fairly involving story and nice colors and interesting sound track all make this movie a cut above the normal martial arts fare. The excellent surround sound and sharp picture make it a good one for DVD.
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