Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the "Ship of Death" in the deserts of West Africa while helping a WHO doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator.
A retired elite Black Ops Commando launches a one man war against a group of South American criminals who have kidnapped his daughter to blackmail him into starting a revolution and getting an exiled dictator back into power.
Mark L. Lester
Rae Dawn Chong,
If a new biological chemical weapon is exposed to temperatures over fifty degrees Fahrenheit, it'll do something very bad. Two men try to make sure that doesn't happen, and that it doesn't get stolen by a terrorist.
Cuba Gooding Jr.,
When a CIA agent is killed during a nuclear arms purchase, his partner Oakes, recruits his twin brother, Jake Hayes. Jake had no idea he had a twin brother, let alone that he worked for the CIA. Jake, a.k.a. Michael Turner, has nine days to fill his brother's place. However, the enemy terrorists learn of his secret identity and kidnap his girlfriend/fiancee. He has to rescue them and save New York city from an imminent nuclear terrorist act. Written by
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One of several films that had its release date changed after the terrorist attacks on the USA of 11 September 2001. The film was originally set for release in November 2001, but was not released until June 2002. See more »
When Jake and Nicole run from the bad guys in the hotel and hide in a laundry chute, Nicole's right shoe disappears and reappears between shots. See more »
There are a number or reasons this should not have been an enjoyable. The plot is a bit simple and reliant on luck and the characters are exaggerated and a little contrived. But that type of plot and characters are essential for a good action comedy.
Chris Rock actually toned down his normal on scene persona. He did swear and launch into a tirade or two, but overall it was a fairly moderated performance. He did have some difficulty really pulling off the part of the conservative brother, but that is forgivable. Anthony Hopkins character is a pseudo-stereotyped career spy. No commitments, ice water in his veins, the whole bit.
Whatever the shortcomings may be or may seem to be, they don't hurt the movie. The action sequences are well done and the comedy is pretty sharp. Even Anthony Hopkins gets some laughs in his role. A few of the jokes are trite, like the rap jokes, but overall very amusing.
I think the best review of the movie I could give is that my dad left the theater and said that it was better than he expected. Which in dad talk means he enjoyed it and didn't think he would. Also it was one of the few movies I have seen recently that I enjoyed start to finish. 8/10
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