Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love.
For 60 years a mysterious monk with no name has zigzagged the globe to protect an ancient scroll - a scroll that holds the key to unlimited power. Now the Monk must look for a new scrollkeeper. Kar is an unlikely candidate, a streetwise young man whose only interest is himself. But when he inadvertently saves the Bulletproof Monk from capture, the two become partners in a scheme to save the world from the scroll's most avid pursuer. Packed with spectacular special effects and martial arts action, the Monk, Kar, and a sexy Russian mob princess called Bad Girl must struggle to find, face, and fight the ultimate enemy. Written by
This is one of the most appalling films I have ever seen. I wanted to switch this film off in the first 10 minutes. Don't get me wrong. I love my fantasy/action movie but this one was terrible. The effects were ridiculous. The storyline was weak. The whole emphasis on "the chosen one" was laughable. I love Chow Yun-Fat and I'm a major martial art nut but this film just made martial arts look bad. Compare this to Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon or House of Flying Daggers and it doesn't even come close to the brilliance of these two films. John Woo...this was not one of your best pieces of work. The enemies were typical and idiotic. I was yawning all the way through. You need a film to keep you interested and wanting to find out what happens next. Films are supposed to follow a simple pattern of the following: 1) What is happening in the ordinary World 2) The Call to adventure 3) refusal of the call to adventure 4) meeting the mentor 5) getting over the first threshold and so on.... This film followed this in such a cliché way that it looked as though no effort was made into directing let alone the idea of the film. Every moment in the film was predictable and this was frustrating.
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