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Ever since I saw the movie poster many months ago, I was highly enthused to watch this local Raintree Pictures production given the accreditation and hype accompanying its release. Having seen it now, I felt it was a real disappointment and a movie I would love to forget, especially since 'One Last Dance' was the first movie I saw in 2007.
My disappointment began right from the start with the Introductory sequence totally eliminating any hopes I had for an intelligent, serious, suspense, crime thriller. 'One Last Dance' really got it all mixed up, genre wise. I strongly feel the director/producers really should make a stand on what they wish to offer the audience ie.thriller,action,romance,comedy??? Random inclusion of cheap and ill-advised humour that may not be easily understood by all is for me the major flaw that killed this movie. This along with certain highly annoying characters in the movie such as Joseph Quek's "Ko" which only commendable 'on screen task' is to bring out the best in the actor himself for he really did annoy me quite a bit. The assembled cast as a whole did a decent job, with the leading guys, Francis Ng, Ti Lung, Vivian Hsu holding their roles well. It was also good to see quite a selection of local actors involved. However, it was interesting to hear certain members' of the audience commenting that "perhaps Harvey Keitel was on vacation in the region when he was approached, and roped in to do a cameo out of goodwill" I would not mind that speculation for I believe his character in the movie could be played by almost anyone else.
Overall, I do applaud the 'Memento' like concept of story telling, and the anonymity of the setting (We have no idea where & when the story was set, could hardly even tell it was filmed in Singapore), this I believe is pretty encouraging for Raintree Pictures. However, the CGI and other effects could really be better, and with a concept hinting at sophistication, 'One Last Dance' could really do without the badly executed on screen humour which probably took 3 to 4 marks off the movie. I would forget this and look forward to better movies in the long year ahead...
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