To payoff his second girlfriend's debt, hitman Melvin Smiley undertakes a kidnapping job with his usual associates. In a world of prospective Jewish in-laws and late movie fees, the hitman ... See full summary »
Lou Diamond Phillips,
For those who still think this movie is the remake of the Matrix, its not. The Matrix was inspired by Nowhere to Hide as Myung-se Lee was refused to do the remake by the Matrix filmmakers. The movie is good, period. Do not expect much and you might end up being pleased by it. To be frank, I went for this movie just to watch the origins of the matrix legend, Joong-Hoon Park(who dons role similar to Kinnar Reeves in Matrix). He did his job brilliantly but I must say hats off to Ju-bong Gi. I've never seen a more scarier villain. I didn't see Matrix yet but I feel he surpassed the Matric baddies in sheer villainy. Also kudos to Jae-mo Ahn and new actor Sang-Myeon Park who essay with panache the roles similar to Morpheus & Trinity respectively in the Matrix. Hae-eun Lee & Ji-Woo Choi have also done their roles ample justice. What I didn't like, however, was the climax which could have been truly gripping. It ends quickly leaving us with a sour feeling. Dunno why Myung-se Lee hurried up the end without giving us a genuine sense of thrill. But hey! the movie is still good. I would say - go for it for Dong-gun Jang, Sung-kee Ahn, the fiery Joong-Hoon Park or just plain curious on how Matrix could look like if remade 4 years before it's actual release....
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